2. Figuring out public transport long before your arrival so you don’t end up confused. Public mode of transport is also the most safest mode of transport in case you’re travelling out of the city or abroad.
3. Asking locals where you should go or what the best routes are to get to your destination on foot.
4. Speaking with a travel agent or someone at an airport who can help you find the best route without having to take a vehicle or another type of transportation that produces emissions.
5. Become aware of the recycling symbol on many products and only recycle those materials that you need to.
6. Instead of buying plastic water bottles, bring along a metal canteen or container that you can use to constantly fill up when necessary. This will help you produce less garbage and reduces your environmental impact.
7. Deciding to buy products that produce less waste. Products that generate more waste, send more trash to landfills which is harmful for the environment and surrounding areas.
8. Opt out of any particular parts of your trip that encourage waste in a way you think could impact the environment.
9. Reuse your towels and change sheets couple of times a week as it is a major energy drain for hotels and uses about 40% of the hotel’s total hot water consumption.
10. Turn off all lights before leaving the room. As of today, many hotels have advance punching systems that turn on the lights once you put your card in the slot and also switch them off when you take your key back.
11. Turn up the thermostat couple of degrees up during the summer and couple of degrees down during winter. This can save about 6% of the energy needed to warm or air-condition your room.
12. Take shorter showers and shut off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth to reduce water wastage.
13. Bring your own toiletries rather than using pre-packaged ones. In case if you do use hotel’s toiletries, take them with you and use them for rest of your trip.
14. Book flights with airline that recycle the waste created when serving food and beverages to passengers.
15. Eat local and buy local products. This will help you know the culture and more than that, the food will be locally grown and produced.