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10 Tips to Travel More Sustainably

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Do you have wanderlust and want to see the world? There certainly are incredible destinations across the globe that are worth visiting, but will they still be worth visiting 20, 50, 100 years from now? With an influx of tourists to our National Parks over the past five years, the awe-inspiring views that we all long to witness are suffering the greatest impact.

Tourism contributes to over 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions and by 2030 an estimated 25% increase in CO2-emmisions is expected.

What does continued release of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions mean for our planet?

It means that increased temperatures lead to climate change. The habitats that wildlife have called their home for centuries are no longer able to provide the necessary means for survival which causes extinction. Researchers have found that glaciers are melting at over 1.3 miles per year, meaning that at its current rate, glaciers in North America may cease to exist by as early as 2050.


How can we make a change?

Decisions you make as a tourist impact our environment. Everyone has the power to make a difference, no matter how big or small.


Reducing Travel Plastics

Today, the average resident of North America or Western Europe consumes roughly 200 pounds of plastic each year (mostly in the form of packaging). Packaging made from single-use plastics is incredibly wasteful and harms the environment both in production and disposal. Below list 4 ways that you can reduce single-use plastics throughout your travels:

1. Reusable Travel Containers

How many times have you prepared for a trip by buying travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, and other toiletries at your local department store? Next time, save money and the environment with re-usable containers. These GoToob reusable containers are the correct size for airline travel, easy to fill and clean, and prevent leaks with their lock-seal design.