Take a look at these green travel ideas for your next trip
Purchase Carbon Credits
Offset your carbon footprint as a traveler by purchasing carbon credits, which you can donate towards reforestation or renewable energy projects. Check out Sustainable Travel International to see how big your travel footprint is.
Airplanes emit a large percentage of their carbon emissions during takeoff and landing. Book a non-stop flight when possible. It’s more ecological and often times more convenient.
Stay in Green Accommodations
There are many hotels out there that are realizing it’s a good idea to go green. Check out sites like Green Hotels Association to find hotels to stay at. Or check the green policies in place at other hotels you’re interested in.
Reduce Your Laundry
Did you know 40% of a hotel’s energy is used for hot water for laundry? Use your sheets and towels for more than one day and help reduce their energy use.
Instead of exploring the city by using a taxi or other vehicle, take in the sights using one of Earth’s most eco-friendly forms of transportation – the bicycle! Plus, it’s often less expensive to rent a bike for the day than taking a cab or renting a car. Check out these cities that offer Bike Share, a city-wide bike rental program.
Visit local farmers’ markets or eat at restaurants that only use local food sources. Additionally, purchase souvenirs that are locally sourced