Keeping sustainability in mind with travel has become paramount to ensuring our kids are able to experience the world as we have, or better. Considering climate change, cultural pillaging, and plastic pollutants there are many ways travelers, particularly families, can make small changes for a maximum impact. Low impact tourism needs to become the way of the future and here is how YOU can be a part of the solution.
Minimizing carbon footprint in travel
Nobody likes to talk about the amount of pollution travel generates, from the carbon emissions of airplanes to grey water from cruise ships. Researching your transportation or tour company before booking is the first step to minimizing your own carbon footprint on the world.
Things to look for when booking travel
Transparency from the company re: waste disposal and exceeding regulations – have there been sensational stories that the company has had to honestly respond to or fix? How did they handle things? See our Blogging Ethics article for how we encountered this.