In 2021, travelling is not just about making sure that you are staying safe from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic but it is also about travelling in such a way that you leave only the smallest of footprints on the world.
Eco-travelling is a big deal and it is most certainly growing in popularity, even if the travelling is done on a small, local scale. When travelling to Greenway Woods, although it is not likely to be a long drive, you will still want to make sure that the travelling you do is not harmful to the environment. But travelling with an eco-conscious mind frame can be a lot easier said than done, which is why, in this blog, we’ll share a few tips for you to use if you want to minimise the impact you make.
The 5 Ways you can become an Eco-Traveller
- Travel Lightly
Even if you are travelling by car, if you choose to travel lightly, you will be producing far less emissions. So you should think about only packing what it is that you will need and what you will actually use when you are wherever you are going.
- Drive don’t fly
Travelling over land is not something that everyone can do, if you are travelling from afar. But if you are a local traveller, you will be more than capable of travelling via road, which is something that the environment will certainly thank you for doing.
- Eat and Drink Local
When you tuck into a tasty local meal or indulge in a locally brewed beverage, you will be playing the role of an eco-traveller. When you eat or drink locally, whatever it is that you consume has not been transported from a faraway location. This means the carbon footprint of your meal or your drink is smaller and thus more eco-friendly.
- Don’t buy bottled water or plastic bags
When you are travelling to an urban area, you can trust the water. Instead of going to the local shops and buying your water, rather ask the facility you are staying in whether it is safe to drink the water.
The same can be said for plastic bags. You are likely to be doing a little shopping, and when you do it is best to make sure that you avoid using the plastic bag as it can leave an unpleasant carbon footprint.
- Treat your hotel like home
This doesn’t mean that you should trash the place. Instead, you should think about how you live at home. For instance, don’t request new, clean towels unless you really need to and never leave the TV or air conditioning on when you are out. This might not seem like a big deal, since you are paying for the room, but not only is doing such things completely unnecessary, but it is also damaging to the environment as it will use up more energy.
Double check your room before you leave it.