Travel Green: Manual 1

Just as even the longest journey starts with one step, the salvation of the planet can start with one person: you. Each person that wants to be an eco- conscious traveller has to respect nature and seek for ways to reduce impact on it. That is achieved by making responsible choices and knowing well that just a few easy steps can make a big difference.

Fly nonstop: Planes burn the most fuel on takeoff and landing. That means that a long haul flight that takes you straight to your destination emits less CO2 than short haul flights. For the same destination, a long haul flight may burn up to two-thirds less CO2 than short haul flights.

Use airport restrooms: Flushing an airplane toilet at 9,144 metres above the ground uses almost a quarter of a litre of fuel- enough to drive about 9,650 metres. So you should make sure that you use the airport’s restrooms before each flight.

Don’t fly at night: according to a study by the University of Reading, clouds created by contrails trap more heat in the atmosphere at night than they do during the day. Thus flights during the day are less harmful than flights at night, concerning global warming.

Cruising: Cruising allows you to bring a lot of people into an area, without creating the environmental footprint required to house and feed them. However, large cruise ships could still be harmful to the environment if they are not new generation ships- with technology complying with the newly established strict standards, guaranteeing energy efficiency and effective waste management- and if they cruise in ports located near coral or other sensitive marine life. Thus, you should choose to travel on small cruise ships which carry less than 100 passengers. They are generally less threatening to fragile environments.

On the other hand, sailboats are the best way to go, if they are actually under sail. In general, there is room for improvement in this industry in making sure that small boats take care of wastewater responsibly.


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Guest James Henson

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Very good information as I am soon to be traveling cross country by plane myself. Thanks.

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Guest Travel Social Networking

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Going green should be the next thing in all aspects of our lives. Same thing with traveling: going green is a great way to show how we care for our environment.

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Guest New York Hotels

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We can save the planet in many ways. Begin saving mother earth within ourselves by doing some little things like stated in the article. We can do them one step at a time. Like if we want to save money and efforts having a vacation to beautiful places we should contact LMT like I always do when I am traveling. They always have the great deals.. Using their services you are also saving the mother earth..

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Guest Used Road Bikes

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By simple following those tips we can help saving our mother earth. Yes, we should begin saving the mother earth first in our self, then in our community. We should always remember that there is no one who can protect the earth we live in but we the people who live on earth..

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By simple following those tips we can help saving our mother earth. Yes, we should begin saving the mother earth first in our self, then in our community. We should always remember that there is no one who can protect the earth we live in but we the people who live on earth..

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