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What is Eco-Travel and what does it stand for?

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Eco-travel stands for environmentally friendly options for travels, this simply means traveling in a way that least affects the environment and impacts on it. Eco-travel is becoming a primary mean of transportation for travelers to ensure the effects of global warming is reduced to the minimum and the need to implement green travels that are positive to the environment.

CO2 emissions from cars, aviation, trains, and other means of transportation contribute to the alarming statistics of waste, global warming, and Biodiversity loss. The effects sadly include the flooding of major cities like Venus, Italy, and high-temperature levels that are being experienced in other areas across the world.

Eco-travel is one of several steps taken to better the environment and reduce pollution caused by other means of travel. So here, are 6 ways you can utilize eco-travel and contribute to easing the effects of global warming. The goal is to be environmentally conscious and care for our environment even when we travel.

1. Travel with a reusable water bottle: Plastic waste is a leading contributor to environmental pollution and this has a diverse negative effect on our environment when we don’t recycle properly. One way you can eco-travel is to go with a reusable water bottle, for your coffee and other liquid needs. This way you won’t be throwing away a cup or plastic bottle every time you finish taking your beverage.

2. Pack light/less: The less luggage a plane boards the less fuel it consumes and this is essential for the environment, as it will reduce the number of emissions. So instead of doing some heavy packing, packing less can reduce some 50 LBS off the planeload and this is crucial for eco-travel.

3. Walk or go with mass transport: Choosing to walk is a greener way to travel and this helps to reduce CO2 emissions in an attempt to save the environment. Similarly, it allows you to see the city and have a deep connection with your environment. In addition, choosing the option of mass transport over individual cars will greatly reduce the amount of CO2 emitted to the environment, helping you to preserve the environment.

4. Choose Eco-Friendly hotels: As the message of being environmentally friendly continues to gain ‘popularity’ in the world (although this should be mandatory, not optional worldwide), some hotels and reservation rentals have installed means of providing environmentally friendly services, ranging from the responsible use of electricity, heating and cooling, as well as reusable water and others factors involving amenities. Eco-travel means utilizing these services, to keep the environment clean and free from waste.

5. Eat locally: “Eat where the locals go” is an important culture of eco-traveling as it saves the environment from CO2 emissions. That is due to the long hours it would take to import your foods and beverages to countries. Eating locally is also a rewarding experience to try new varieties.

6. Travel to eco-friendly locations: There’s a new feeling of bliss and happiness that comes from having a splendid encounter with nature, and this is the vibes you get when you travel to eco-friendly locations around the world. Below are 3 locations you can try:

A. Costa Rica: With more than 25% of its landmass dedicated to parks and the significant steps taken in its use of renewable energy. Costa Rica is an eco-friendly location you should consider visiting in your lifetime.

B. New Zealand: Notable for its works in renewable energy and it’s an amazing abundance of breathtaking landscapes. The country has a commitment to be 100% off fossil fuels by 2025. It is one of the eco-friendly destinations in the world to visit.

C. Singapore: Famous for its renewed beauty, Singapore has 50% of its land protected for green preservation and has a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions. It is a beautiful sight to behold for a country.

Go green!

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