Eco-Friendly is a green travel. Green travelers consider themselves responsible travelers who look for business, tour operators, and transportation methods that preserve the local environment and give to the local community. Here’s a helpful checklist to use as you plan your Eco-Friendly trip.
1. Types of Transportation:
Walk and cycle during your trip
Take public transportation
Rent hybrid vehicles
Take train travel when possible
2. Offsets an environmental policy:
Calculate and offset the carbon dioxide caused by your travel.
Buy your trip from companies with policies that consider environmental,
economic, and socio-cultural impacts.
3. Spend locally:
Buy from locally owned business
Use tours and lodges that use local people
4. Environmental conservation:
Choose trips that increase conservation efforts that enhance
the natural integrity of the places your visit
5. Respect the local culture:
Accept difference in other cultures
Learn their customs and social norms before you visit
Speak their language when possible
6. Natural Resource Use:
Reduce, reuse, and recycle
What else to consider with potential tour operators and lodging establishments:
it’s efficient use of water, energy, and building materials and
it’s method of waste disposal
Here’s a short list of resources that you may find helpful as you embark on your planning.
sustaintripdirectory of Rainforest Alliance approve sustainable destinations.
independenttravelergreensources provides an extensive resource of green travel and lodging resources.
greenloons.com101carbonoffset provides an explanation of carbon offsets.