If you’re keen on being green, then you want to go beyond recycling your cans and plastics at home or work. It’s just as important to be eco-conscious when you’re traveling. From treading lightly in nature to choosing green wine, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint while you’re on the road.
- Use public transportation. Opting to use public transit instead of renting a car is an excellent way to travel green. Public transportation reduces emissions and relieves congestion, resulting in a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly way to get around.
- Stay at a green hotel. If possible, choose to stay at a hotel that’s incorporated green practices into its everyday policies. These include being locally owned and operated, on-site recycling programs, and options for limited cleaning and towel services. You can help even more by keeping lights and other electronics off when not in use, taking shorter showers, and bringing your own toiletries.
- Enjoy the local fare. Eating locally sourced foods can also reduce your carbon footprint, as the travel time associated with getting the food from its source to your plate is far less.
- BYOWB. Plastic water bottles are borderline evil. They take tons of oil and energy to produce, deplete local water supplies, and 75% of them end up in the landfill, or worse, outside of the landfill. Go green and bring your own reusable water bottles. You can even use it to sip on some green wine if you don’t have a glass handy!
- Go easy on your suitcase. You may think you need those six extra outfits, but Mother nature will thank you for leaving them at home. Heavier luggage uses more fuel, whether you’re traveling via plane, bus, or train. More fuel consumption results in higher levels of dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
No matter where you travel on your next adventure, make sure to go green with Natura Wines.