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Sustainable travelling: How to make eco-friendly choices while on the go

By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Tapatrisha Das
Feb 04, 2023 04:15 PM IST

Sustainable travelling is the art of exploring the world in a way that is mindful of the environment and the local communities. It is about being cognizant of one's actions and choosing eco-friendly options that help preserve the planet for generations to come

Embarking on a journey of discovery, where the world unveils its beauty, culture, and diversity, is an experience of a lifetime. However, with the ever-increasing number of travelers, the tourism industry is putting a strain on the environment, wildlife, and local communities. To ensure that future generations can also revel in the splendor of the world, we must adopt the practice of sustainable traveling.

Look for hotels, resorts, and homestays that have implemented eco-friendly practices such as recycling, solar power, and water conservation.(Pexels)
Look for hotels, resorts, and homestays that have implemented eco-friendly practices such as recycling, solar power, and water conservation.(Pexels)

Sustainable travelling is the art of exploring the world in a way that is mindful of the environment and the local communities. It is about being cognizant of one's actions and choosing eco-friendly options that help preserve the planet for generations to come.

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Here are some ways to make eco-friendly choices while on the go:

Choose sustainable accommodation: Look for hotels, resorts, and homestays that have implemented eco-friendly practices such as recycling, solar power, and water conservation.

Use public transportation: Instead of renting a car or taking a taxi, opt for public transportation such as trains, buses, and subways. Not only is it cheaper, but it also helps to reduce emissions.

Support local communities: When travelling, try to support local communities by staying in locally-owned accommodations, eating at local restaurants, and buying local products.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reduce the amount of waste you produce, reuse items such as water bottles and shopping bags, and recycle when possible.

Respect wildlife and nature: When visiting natural and wildlife areas, always follow the guidelines and regulations set by park rangers and local authorities. Don't litter, and don't disturb or feed the wildlife.

Be mindful of your carbon footprint: Carbon offsetting is a way to counterbalance the emissions produced by your travel. You can offset your carbon footprint by investing in renewable energy or reforestation projects.

Plan ahead: Before you start your journey, do your research and plan ahead to make sure you're making the most sustainable choices possible.

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