Travel has a huge impact on the environment. Here is the first installment of some sustainable travel tips gathered from Yale University to help promote green travel. Sustainable travel is all about making simple choices to lessen the negative impact on the environment.
Pack as light as possible.
Fly non-stop. Pit stops and layovers mean at least one extra takeoff and landing, which is responsible for half of the carbon emissions during a single flight.
Choose e-tickets instead of paper.
If driving, consider renting a hybrid or electric vehicle instead of driving a gas-powered car to reduce your carbon footprint.
Driving long distance is more sustainable than flying if you’re traveling with a group of people.
Bring a BPA-free reusable bottle and that can be refilled. If you must buy a single-use plastic bottle, hold on to it until you find a recycling bin.
Pack a reusable bag to carry around while shopping or for other uses.
When you reach your destination, consider walking, biking, or using public transportation and trains whenever possible.
Stay tuned for more travel tips to come!