To go on a vacation is as important as going on an eco-friendly one. That is why, in support of that we would like to present a few ways on how you can have a wonderful and eco-friendly vacation.
Select a destination
Let us start with the destination. If you have not yet thought of where you want to go, then choose a place that is not very far away from your current location. As traveling by plane is not a very eco-friendly way to travel, look for other modes like trains or buses to reach the destination.
Choose the right tour operator
Often many tour operators support eco-friendly travel, promote sustainable development and also aid many communities. If you can, then choose these operators because they will suggest the best way to enjoy an eco-friendly vacation.
Choosing a way of transportation
Once you have reached the destination, try to choose either a public transport or a cab that runs on bio-fuel and is not harmful to the environment. To get around the city, instead of booking private cars you can choose to travel by bicycles, and for short distances, walking can be the solution. That way you will also be able to see things that often pass us by.
Look for hotels or other accommodations that use efficient ways to recycle waste, are energy efficient and have environment-friendly ways of running the place. Accommodations that run on solar energy or hydroelectric power can be found with a little research on the internet.
Take your waste home
Instead of littering the city or disposing of your waste plastics in hotels or any other place, you can bring them home with you to get them recycled. Many developing countries do not have the facilities of recycling waste. If your home country does, then collect the waste, if you can and bring them along with you.
Use eco-friendly products
Instead of using plastic cups every time and everywhere you drink, carry your own cup. Instead of buying packaged drinking water, you should always have your water bottle with you, and use handkerchiefs instead of paper towels. This way you are not contributing to environmental pollution. Try it! Use eco-friendly products
Use as less electricity as possible. Turn off air conditioners, lights, fans etc. when not in use. Instead of taking baths, take shorter showers. Turn off appliances when you are done using them and use a cup while brushing your teeth to ensure minimal wastage of water.
Think twice before buying anything. In doing so not only will you be saving money but also will be sure that your money is not going to something that adds to greenhouse gas emission or any other form of environment degradation.
It is very natural for tourist to grab a souvenir to bring home. While you are at it, find something that is not made from leather, bones or other animal body parts.
Instead of going to fancy places, opt for the local stores and restaurants. Not only do they serve food with the essence of their tradition, but they are often easier on the pocket as compared to big restaurants. These local restaurants use locally grown fruits and vegetables. So, that is another way of having an eco-friendly travel.