What’s Eco-Friendly Traveling?

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Most travelers unknowingly add to the rising amount of junk in our landfills on our green Earth. Here are some simple, green tips that can help you travel without ruining the Earth. Here are some informative ones that can educate you on traveling in the most eco-friendly fashion.

1. Before you head out on your next trip-
Make sure that all appliances at home are switched off and unplugged. Some of the appliances are called ‘energy vampires' because of their ability to suck energy even when not in use.

2. Reduce fuel consumption and gas emissions-
Take public transportation instead of driving. It's also great if you can avoid flying because airplanes add significantly more carbon dioxide than buses and trains. If you're going in a group, try to fit as many people into each vehicle. Carpooling is a splendid idea for travel.

3. Carry reusable items-
So you don't have to buy new ones continuously. Carrying water bottles, especially in places where you get free drinking water is a good option. Plastic water bottles can take up to 1,000 years to break down, so cut down on your plastic bottles and save the environment.

4. Pick out accommodations that follow a go green policy-
Many tourism spots are eco-friendly and promote environmental preservation. We need to encourage such endeavors and give them a boost in business. Just be cautious that they aren't making false environmental claims known as Greenwashing.

5. Enjoy your vacation but consider your use of facilities-
Keep appliances switched off while not in use. Reduce takeout food as much as you can, so you don't add to more plastic and paper disposals. Use water sparingly by taking simple steps like not having your linens washed every day.

Following these simple rules can make travel easy on you and the Earth. Happy Vacationing!

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