Your Guide to an Eco-Friendly Summer Getaway
Travelling has always been about opening your mind and discovering new things. A huge part of this is experiencing different landscapes and cultures: from Italy to Norway, these differing environments and their cultures are part of what makes our planet so unique.
In recent decades, scientists have tracked unprecedented weather patterns that have drastically changed our ecosystems. These shifts in weather are collectively known as climate change and are directly affecting communities around the world.
The good news is that you can travel in style while keeping our planet healthy. Check out our tips!
FOR YOUR city GETAWAYS
Always Carry a Reusable Bag
Pack a light cloth shopping bag and carry it with you during your travels. If you have one on you at all times, you can avoid plastic and paper bags that groceries and shops often hand out.
FOR YOUR SURFING GETAWAYS
Use Reef-Safe Sunscreen
Purchase Reef Safe Sunscreen for your time in the ocean. Common chemical sunscreen ingredients, like oxybenzone and octinoxate, can wash off of your body while you are swimming and damage the coral and the animals.
Look for sunscreen products that don’t include these ingredients, you’ll still get to enjoy the ocean and the local animals will appreciate it!
FOR YOUR CULINARY GETAWAYS
Avoid dining at worldwide restaurant chains that import their food and add to carbon emissions via food transportation. Instead, head to a local eatery that uses fresh regional products. Local markets can also be fun to explore and shopping local supports small businesses! You’ll get to experience more varieties of food while also helping the Earth stay beautiful.
FOR YOUR exploring GETAWAYS
Take Alternative Transports
Skip the rental car! Instead, take advantage of alternative transportation whenever possible. You will ensure that you don’t individually add to carbon emissions and your trip will still be fully comfortable, since many countries have multiple forms of transportation available such as train, buses and bicycles available.
FOR YOUR BEACH GETAWAYS
Pack a Reusable Water Bottle
Make sure to bring a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go. Not only will it help you avoid using plastic or paper cups, but it will keep you hydrated and save you some money.
FOR A WELLNESS GETAWAY
Travel with Solid Shampoo
Purchase solid shampoo and soap instead of hefty liquid bottles. By doing so, you will limit your plastic waste and even have more room in your luggage! You will also join the fight against micro plastic that end up in our oceans.
FOR EVERY GETAWAYS
Conserve Energy & Water
When you leave your airbnb for the day, turn off your heating or air conditioning and all of the lights. Save the energy for when you are ready to relax in your room after a day well-spent discovering.
Lack of access to clean drinking water is a global crisis yet something as simple as taking shorter showers and turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can be a great help!