Traveling increases your carbon footprint and may not go well with sustainable living. However, this should not stop you from doing what you love. After all, eco tourism is fast becoming a trend and more eco-conscious people are joining together to facilitate sustainable travel and tourism programs. This allows people to travel and explore the world with minimal impact on the environment.
According to National Geographic there are 3 pillars of sustainable tourism. These include ~ protecting cultural and natural heritage, employing environment-friendly practices, and providing tangible social and economic benefits for local communities. Here are a few tips and tricks on how you can travel without harming nature or adding up to current climate issues:
You consume less energy when you do local travel. That is why advocates of sustainable travel highly encourage this. Book a local hotel staycation or plan a weekend at the local park or museum. Or you can explore a trail nearby for an afternoon of family hike. You can even take the little ones to the local library to experience something new. Imagine the possibilities and the wonders you will discover as you explore local treasures and attractions. If traveling far cannot be avoided, though, New York Times suggests you opt for more sustainable destinations. Continue reading