Travel Greener

By Jo Phillips

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Travelling. Read more here in Travel Greener


Many people are excited by the prospect of travel and going on holiday this year, but people are also much more eco-aware these days and will be looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact. So, if you want to set off on holiday this year but you want to do so in a sustainable manner, then how can you achieve this?

Get the Train

Where possible, you should get the train instead of driving or flying. The train is a more environmentally-friendly option and can also be an enjoyable way to travel either as part of a staycation or going abroad. You can book your train tickets online, such as tickets for a Wakefield to Doncaster train if you are going on holiday in Yorkshire.

Explore in an Eco-Friendly Way

In addition to travelling to your destination, you also need to consider how you are going to explore. Walking/cycling will be an environmentally-friendly, fun and healthy way to explore but if you need to travel longer distances, then you should look into hiring an electric car or a hybrid.

Stay at Eco-Friendly Accommodation

You should spend time researching your accommodation options and find places that make an effort to be sustainable. These days, businesses know that people are eco-aware so they are making accommodation more sustainable with energy-efficient equipment, renewable energy, sourcing local products etc.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

There is certainly a lot that you can do to reduce your impact while travelling, but it is inevitable that there will be some environmental impact. This is why one of the best things that you can do is to offset your carbon footprint, which you can do by purchasing carbon offsets that contribute to projects that reduce emissions in other parts of the world.

Be a Responsible Tourist

Finally, you need to be a responsible tourist on your trip. This will include things like not littering, using your own water bottle, buying locally sourced products, supporting sustainable tourist projects and respecting the local habitat. 

As you can see, there are lots of steps that can be taken to reduce or offset your environmental impact while travelling. Many people will be planning a fun-filled adventure this year whether it is a staycation or trip overseas, but it is important that you try to find ways to reduce your impact and be a responsible tourist during your trip.

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