Caring About Sustainability When You Travel
Having talked about basic or beginner ways here on how to make your travel more sustainable, let’s talk about some methods that can take you one notch higher in your sustainable travel journey.
Setting Off Your Carbon Footprint
The remotest serene places are now well approachable and easily accessible for people to set foot on. But, do you know the amount of carbon emissions created by one flight we take could take thousand of trees to neutralize it. One solution to this can be to plant trees, or taking part in plantation drives or to support a plantation drive, whenever you plan to travel.
Choose Sustainable Travel Options For Local SightSeeing
Opting for electric cars or electric scooters or bicycles depending on their availability should be your choice of travel. If your travel is limited to a small city go about cycling. It’s the best way to explore local culture without harming the environment.
Pick A Cause
Scoop out a few hours for supporting a local cause be it a beach clean up, stray animal rehabilitation or any restoration activity. Foremost, it will help unveil the environmental problems the place is going through. Secondly, looking at it from a broader perspective, this can help in fostering a deep understanding of our actions as a tourist.
Get In Touch With Local Conservationists
Every coin has two sides. We might be mesmerized with the beauty or experience, but we should not ignore the other aspect as well. To get the first hand information about the place, try to communicate with the local conservationists. They might help you in fine tuning your actions to support sustainability.
To get started with these, first we need to understand the issue with over-tourism and it’s implications. These can be great satisfying ways to offset your impact as a tourist. The local ecology, flora and fauna should remain preserved and keeping the place the way it was is the most satisfying experience as a traveller.