Advocates of going green work to ensure their home is reusing, recycling, and repurposing as effectively as possible. It may seem like going green is a primarily at-home practice, but it’s surprisingly easy to keep up on the go! Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips for keeping your travels as eco-friendly as possible.
Continue Your Established Practices from Home
While some green practices from home (like composting) don’t translate to travel, the majority of them are easy to continue when on the go. These are a few of the practices from home that we recommend you keep in mind throughout in your travels:
- Minimize your shower time to save water.
- Instead of turning up the heat in your room, ask for an additional blanket to use for the duration of your stay.
- At home, you will turn of the lights and unplug appliances that you aren’t using. Do the same when you’re traveling.
- Most hotels offer recycling programs – ask your hotel where to find recycling when you check in.
- Rather than rent a car for your trip, try to use local means of transportation. Often, cities that are popular for travel will offer buses, shuttle services, or a subway system to accommodate travelers.
Reuse as Much as Possible
When on the go, it can be easy to accept all of the perks that come along with staying away from home. Instead, here are a few places we suggest cutting back and reusing to cut down on waste:
- At most hotels, they offer new towels and bed linens daily. Instead, reuse your towels and linens for the duration of your stay, just like you reuse them at home.
- Travel with your own shower products. Since whatever product you don’t use from the samples (along with their containers) will be thrown out, it makes more sense to save that waste and travel with your own!
- Instead of using disposable cups, bring your own reusable water bottle. Not only will it save resources at your hotel, it will also save you money since you won’t need to purchase multiple bottles.
These are our tips for going green in your travels. What tips would you add to our list? Leave a comment below and let us know how you go green when you travel!