While recycling, repurposing and being mindful of your waste in the home can all contribute to living a greener life, there are other ways you can make a difference that goes beyond your own front door.
We at Jettison Express have compiled our best advice for living sustainably while travelling, so whether you’re planning a summer vacation with the family or a brief getaway, you can be green while you relax and unwind!
Planning Your Vacation
One of the first things you can do if you want to enjoy a vacation while still being environmentally conscious is to go to an ecologically friendly travel agency. They will be knowledgeable about the finest eco-friendly accommodations and activities you may plan, as well as responsible travel practises to lessen your impact on nature.
It’s not only about how you’re going to get there; it’s also about how you’re going to go around once you get there. Buses, trains, and even your own two feet are the most environmentally friendly ways to get around your resort, town, or chosen scenery. Direct flights are far more environmentally friendly than those that require stopovers.
Lessen The Paper Usage
Even though being paperless is an excellent method to reduce the amount of carbon impact, people often forget this when they travel and take vacations. Look into any apps you may have that can store your airline tickets, and try to avoid printing out your maps, reservations, and itinerary whenever possible.
Always Remember To Recycle To Help The Environment
Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you should disregard the tasks you usually do there. You can still dispose of your rubbish in the proper recycling bins located throughout the town or the hotel while you are enjoying the scenery and unwinding. If you are unsure of their locations, ask; they might be hidden from sight.
Trying Local Culture
Why not engage yourself in the local customs while you are on vacation? Visit your local farmer’s market and smaller neighbourhood restaurants; these are not only for sustainability, but they also give you a perspective on the nation that chain restaurants might not have given you.
Reuse Goods From Home
Keep in mind some of the reusable goods you currently use at home while packing for your trip. While you are out, you can refill plastic bottles of water, for instance (just be cautious where you get the water from).
No matter where you choose to go this summer, we wish you a nice vacation! Just keep in mind that recycling and trash management can benefit the environment anywhere in the world!