Making Your Next Trip an Eco-Friendly One

Going on vacation gives you an opportunity to experience other parts of the world. You can gain appreciation for places that you never knew existed, and it often brings out a desire to make the planet a better place. Take a look at ways that you can make your next trip an eco-friendly one.

Pack Green

There are many convenient items that people use without a second thought. However, these items create trash all over the planet. Plastic wrappers, ziploc bags, water bottles, batteries, and more all go into landfills around the world.

Instead, choose reusable containers, rechargeable batteries, and BPA-free plastic or metal water containers. This is a great way to cut down on your contribution to the landfills.

Look for an Ecolodge

Rather than staying in any hotel you find, choose one that has made sustainability a priority. They may have amazing architecture and solar power, environmental education programs, nature walks, and food from local, organic farms. Support these places that are working to make a difference.

Try a Volunteer Vacation

You can go on a vacation and give back at the same time. You might work on helping a community recover from a natural disaster, or you could go on backpacking trips to clean up trails. You will stay in a simple cabin or camp, and you might participate in trail construction or native species reestablishment.

Spend Time with the Locals

No matter where you go on vacation, take time to meet the locals. Learn how they live and what they recommend. You might find spots that nobody knows about, or you can learn about other opportunities.

Travel Across the US

Although it is great to travel to other parts of the world, you can reduce your emissions by staying in the US. You can find a state park near your home, or travel to a winery. There are many different amazing places to see in this country, and you can do it while reducing your carbon footprint.

Go Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

Farmers markets are a great place to find local food. They have exploded in recent years, and you can meet the people who actually grow the food. You can find all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, and learn about food and recipes.

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President of GNM Ventures LLC and ADA University Foundation, Galib Mammad has dedicated his life to helping others succeed. Visit galibmammad.com today!

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Galib Mammad

President of GNM Ventures LLC and ADA University Foundation, Galib Mammad has dedicated his life to helping others succeed. Visit galibmammad.com today!