It seems like all people on this planet are speaking about it—newspapers, blogs, travel groups and television. The internet is loaded with statistics and charts about this topic. Simultaneously, the considerable trouble of plastic is bubbling up like a volcano waking into our lifestyles and also into our food.
Sustainable tourism is a manner of travelling that leaves a minimal adverse impact on the locations visited and preferably leaves a high-quality positive impact on society. Sustainable tourism is divided into three main areas; human welfare, animal welfare, and nature’s welfare. Making sure that all the three departments are properly taken care of is what sustainability aims at.
Travelling is always fun and exciting with all the photographs of fishing, hiking, barbecuing, and all of the different happy recollections. However, there’s one thing we all leave behind whilst coming back from the adventure: Carbon footprint, which contributes to a vast majority of the greenhouse gas emission. Human activities are responsible for greenhouse emissions, and in recent years, greenhouse gas emissions have increased exponentially. Researchers suggest that embracing a sustainable lifestyle eating more plant-based food which is locally available will reduce a considerable amount of carbon-footprint. Let’s check out many green tactics to devise a sustainable, green start to your journey;
- As travellers, it is our responsibility to make sure that we don’t pollute the environment on our journey, whatever the destination may be. Unfortunately, one of the most significant issues created by tourists is damaging the surroundings with the immoderate use of non-disposable plastic baggage. As an alternative we can carry paper bags that cause no harm to the environment. In addition, the waste generated throughout the journey can be collected in bio-degradable bags and disposed of in garbage bins.
- Try to use Reusable packaging for everything! Be it for packing your clothing or for your foodstuff. Try to use single-use plastic as little as possible because this has enormous environmental complications, so one should always avoid this and try to go for reusable packing material.
- If you are moving around in a country, travel by car, bus or train as they leave behind a minimum carbon footprint compared to flights. The entire journey is a significant part of the trip, and taking a long drive with your friends and family is always a good idea. In case you are worried about expenses, take a short trip,but it is important to keep in mind to have comprehensive car insurance, to combat any mishaps you may encounter along the way. In case of any mishap on the roads , fixing damaged cars is very expensive and it can burn a hole in your wallet. Having insurance will make the finances easier.
These tips are small yet sizable ways to lessen the amount of carbon footprint left behind because of travelling. So make the specific changes, try and make it as sustainable as possible. Make a plan for the journey earlier, consume locally and more raw meals like salad and fruits, recycle and be accountable along with your trash. These kinds of decisions will make a significant difference in the surrounding biodiversity.