In theory, being eco-friendly sounds very simple but in practice, it is hard at times. While on a tour there are many things that need to be considered under the umbrella of eco-friendly travel.
Practical eco-friendly tour tips
Carry a reusable shopping bag
On a tour, it is tempting to buy souvenirs and things as memories. Now, you don’t wish that your vacation trip memories last for more than 500 years. Actually, plastic bags take around 500 years to decompose, so carry eco-friendly washable shopping bags, while on a tour. You can even add it to your car for routine shopping needs.
When you fly each kilo counts, more weight on the flight means more CO2 gets released in the atmosphere. Therefore, pack lightly, just the necessary items. Mother Earth appreciates eco-friendly people!
Choose public transport
While traveling sharing public transport means you are not adding extra carbon emission, unlike private transport options. Moreover, you can get to know the locals and add great traveling memories.
If possible, travel on land
Cutting on a single 5-hour flight will help to lighten tons of carbon footprint. Travelling by road will make you enjoy the countryside evermore. Even when you go sightseeing choose eco-friendly options as much as possible like walking and hiking or go for share rides.
Remember hotel is home
Avoid keeping lights or TV on at night or when you go out. Avoid spending long hours in the shower of asking for clean towels often. Take care on how you spend the energy when you stay in a hotel.
Enjoy carbon-friendly food & drink
You will certainly enjoy the taste of locally brewed beer. Actually, your drink turns out to be low-carbon as beer mileage gets cut down. It even applies in eating local produces and allows your taste buds to get carbon-friendly!
NO bottled water
It is well-known fact that empty plastic bottles are responsible for landfills and pollution. Travelers can fill reusable bottles often from the water-filters installed at their hotel.
Power in numbers
Small groups have less impact on the environment, so travel in a tour with small groups with responsibility towards the environment. Before booking check the group size.