Anywhere Anytime Journeys gives travelers 5 ways to reduce their carbon footprint while traveling, and get tips to plan an eco-friendly trip.
#1 Book Non-Stop Flights
Book non-stop flights whenever possible. A significant percentage of a plane’s carbon emissions come from takeoff and landing.
#2 Use Reusable Bottles
A plastic bottle often travels thousands of miles before you buy it, so carry a reusable container or drink locally sourced water when you’re on the go.
#3 Stay at a Green Hotel
Las Vegas is actually at the forefront of green building, and The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino is one of the largest hotels in the U.S. to receive LEED certification (along with the huge Aria hotel). Ninety-five percent of the building’s structural steel and 26 percent of its concrete is recycled material. The swimming pools are heated by solar power, and the hotel claims to save enough energy annually to light a 100-watt light bulb for 12,100 years. (For more information on Green Hotels, check out June 28, 2016’s Travel Tip Tuesday.)
#4 Buy Local / Eat Local
When and wherever you travel, buy local products whenever possible instead of buying products that have been flown or shipped in from overseas. However, do not buy souvenirs or other products made from endangered animals or plants. In most cases, you can’t get them through customs anyway. Eating locally is one of the best ways to support a community. Try to shop at farmers’ markets and dine at restaurants with locally sourced ingredients.
#5 Go Biking
Reduce your carbon footprint and participate in Earth-friendly transportation options like biking, walking and taking public transit. These alternatives are often cheaper than taking a cab or renting a car.
[SOURCE: Travel Channel]