7 Ways to Travel with a Green Conscience

| 6/14/2016 1:21:00 PM

Tags: green travel, ecotravel, ecotourism, Jenna Spesard,

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As a travel addict, I love discovering new cultures and adventuring through foreign landscapes. But as an environmentalist, I struggle with my carbon footprint while wayfaring around the world. Is there a way to travel with a “green” conscience?

Travel is a form of consumption, from jet fuel to trash. It’s up to you to determine how much waste you will produce on your voyage. For me, seeing the world has been an education on the environment and the challenges we face. Witnessing other cultures has inspired me to reduce my carbon footprint. Ironically, travel has made me “greener.”

In this article, I’ve listed a seven ways you can reduce your impact on the earth. Implement these easy tricks on your next getaway to travel with a “green” conscience.

1. Carry a water bottle with a built-in filter.

In many foreign countries, you cannot drink the tap water. Instead of purchasing dozens of bottles of water throughout your trip, bring a refillable water bottle with a built in filter. My bottle clips right onto my backpack and has saved me from contributing to landfills in several countries where recycling is not common practice.

2. Be aware of food packaging and waste.

Wasting food in some countries around the world is a sin, so never order more than you can eat. I try to order small plates, or appetizers, when eating out at restaurants to reduce my food waste.

7/4/2016 11:55:46 AM

Just wanted to point out that in the author's bio, it says she travelled around North America and Canada-Canada is part of North America.

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