Traveling green takes a little extra effort at first — but can soon become second nature. Here are some easy ways to travel green which will save you money, too.
We strongly believe that travel is a force for good. However, when you consider the environmental impact of commercial aviation, the effect of mass tourism on sensitive ecosystems, and the tourist-driven strain on resources, travel doesn’t look quite so pretty.
Whether it’s an appetite for low-budget air travel, air-conditioned rooms, or fully-charged smartphones on the end of selfie sticks, the compulsion to travel takes a heavy toll on our planet.
Ecotourism is often touted as the answer but this is often just a byword for spending big on eco-lodges or sustainable tours that claim they care when their main concern is the marketing potential of ecotourism — also known as greenwashing.
There are ways you can be an environmentally-conscious traveler without forking out huge sums for ecotours and the like. Here are 10 easy ways to travel green and make that toll a little bit lighter.