As someone who is passionate about sustainability, I always try to find ways to reduce my carbon footprint, even when traveling. While it can be challenging to maintain a sustainable lifestyle on the go, there are plenty of products and practices that can make a big difference. In this post, I'll share some of my favorite sustainable travel products and tips.
First and foremost, it's important to acknowledge that traveling itself can have a significant impact on the environment, particularly in terms of carbon emissions. While there are ways to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling, it's unlikely that you'll be able to eliminate it entirely. One way to offset your carbon emissions is by using a website like Carbonfund.org or Terrapass to calculate your carbon footprint and purchase carbon offsets. These organizations invest in projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy or reforestation.
When it comes to transportation, opt for eco-friendly modes of travel whenever possible. Consider taking public transportation, biking, or even using electric ride-share services like Revel that operate on only EV's. If flying is necessary, try to book non-stop flights, as takeoff and landing use the most fuel.
Another important aspect of sustainable travel is reducing waste. By bringing reusable items with you, such as a Stojo cup for coffee, a Stasher bag for snacks, and a refillable water bottle, you can significantly cut down on single-use plastic waste. Don't forget to pack your Oliver Flynn shampoo bars and a couple of reusable cotton rounds as well!
For those who need to stay connected while on the go, consider bringing a portable charger that runs on solar power. It's a great way to stay connected without relying on traditional power sources. And if you're going somewhere with a lot of bugs, our "Don't Bug Me" balm is a must-have. It's made with natural ingredients and packaged in a compostable tube.
Finally, be mindful of the impact your travels have on local communities and cultures. Support local businesses and artisans, and try to leave a positive impact by engaging in eco-friendly activities and leaving nature untouched.
Remember, every small action counts in the fight against waste and carbon emissions. By making conscious choices while traveling, we can all work towards a more sustainable future.