6 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Date:16-07-2013 11:40:06 read:2

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Traveling around the world is an experience of a lifetime. But wouldn’t it be worthwhile, while globetrotting, to do it in a way that helps preserve and protect the environment? Here are 6 eco-friendly travel tips that you can use while traveling around.

1. Use an energy conserving mode of transport

When you are on a trip and are planning to hire a vehicle, choose a small vehicle that would consume less fuel. The best way would be to use public transport, traveling on sharing basis or biking upto the destination, if that is possible. This would really be helpful for the environment. If all the tourists start following it, it will be cost effective and eco-friendly.

2. Use the services sustainably

You may not be paying attention if the lights, geyser, air conditioner are on while not in use, because you are in a hotel. Just because you are paying for the room and you are free to use all the facilities that does not mean you misuse it. It is important to save electricity, water and other resources wherever you go.

3. Use your room service privileges wisely

If your towels, bed spreads and comforters are clean and do not need to be changed every day, then inform the staff about the same. You could save a lot of energy by doing so.

4. Help protect the wildlife

Do not purchase items made from endangered species. It is illegal to do so in many parts of the world. Also you are encouraging the act of killing and destroying wildlife. Do not cause harm to local animals and birds in any form.

5. Do not camp/hike in restricted areas

In many parts of the world, the local government provides hiking and trekking paths for hikers and tourists. However, many encroach upon areas reserved for vegetation. These practices harm the environment in significant ways.

6. Discontinue subscription to newspapers

This is a simple and useful tip which many travelers forget to practice. Before you leave your home, inform your newspaper vendor to temporarily discontinue your newspaper subscription. You are indirectly saving many trees from being cut down.

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