No matter whether you actively try to be eco-friendly or not, it’s much harder to maintain being green while you’re traveling. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint while you travel, it’s really easy with these simple steps!
Before You Leave
Even before you make it to your destination, there are easy ways that you can reduce your energy consumption at home. First of all, turn down your thermostat or have it completely off. This will greatly reduce your energy consumption and save you money on your energy bill! Also, unplug big electronics like washers and dryers, the TV, toaster oven, and more.
While you’re traveling, make sure to bring reusable items such as a tote bag for shopping and a water bottle for drinking. This will save you money since you won’t have to buy a new bottle every day, and by having a tote bag, you can comfortably carry around your things and new gifts.
A lot of waste comes from food delivery, so when you’re somewhere new, try to go to places that source their ingredients from local sources! You’ll not only get a better idea of the place you’re visiting, you’ll be getting the freshest food possible.