The planet Earth is one of the smallest planets in the solar system and is home to a lot of diverse life forms. Luckily for us, we can travel to places like the Galapagos Islands, which are far away from modern civilisation. However, this is a world that is under threat. Many people want to travel to these remote locations, but they want to do it in an environmentally friendly way.
What is Eco Travel?
Eco travel is a conscious travel approach that minimises impact on the environment while exploring and learning about the places, people, culture, or history we are visiting.
Here are some of the basics to consider when travelling in this way:
- Volunteer and reach out to the people
There are many great ways to travel around the world. Travelling on a budget, volunteering, and volunteering while travelling all help travellers and locals to understand each other’s culture better. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help out a community while travelling, but it can also help travellers and locals to understand each other better.
- Lessen air travel
According to recent studies, air travel is the number one cause of air pollution in the world. It can also be expensive. To mitigate these expenses, some travellers are trying to cut down on air travel by using public transit, carpooling, and using alternative modes of transportation.
- Ditch your car and use public transportation, walk, or bike
If you’re looking to ease your environmental impact on the planet, then you’re probably well aware of the problems plaguing cities around the globe. You might be tempted to ditch your car and use public transportation, walk or bike to get around. Driving a car burns gasoline, which is polluting our air and destroying the planet. Taking public transit saves the environment, makes you healthier, and even helps you lose weight!
- Recruit a local tour guide
One of the most important aspects of travelling is having a good guide to show you around the local area. You don’t want to go out on your first day of travelling and get lost, or worse, get injured. If a guide can help you avoid these potential issues, then they are well worth hiring.
- Preserve resources
Conservation is not a new trend. It has been around for a long time. Why is conservation so important? There are many reasons: pollution, energy waste, and the rapid growth of the human population.
- Support local
If you are looking for a unique adventure, you might consider a trip to a locally sourced destination. Oftentimes when we travel to other parts of the world, our food choices and the items we purchase for our travels are sourced from countries other than our own. This is particularly evident in the food we eat and the products we purchase when travelling overseas. For example, when we travel to another country, we can quickly figure out the local products that are readily available for us to purchase. For example, when travelling to a country that is known for its apples, it’s easy to figure out which applies to purchase.
- Leave only footprints
Travel is a great gift to yourself and the world. It’s also a great way to reduce carbon footprint. But even with a plan and a guidebook, you still need to be aware of the things you’ll be doing and the places you’ll be staying to leave only footprints.
- Gain knowledge about the local culture
Travelling is one of the few activities that can bring people of different cultures, ideologies, and beliefs to a common ground. Whether you’re looking to “disconnect” from your normal routine or kick back and admire the natural beauty of the world, travelling can open your mind and show you new perspectives. More and more people are choosing to travel these days, so if you’re thinking of taking that plunge, you’ll want to know some important facts about the local culture.
Eco travel is becoming more popular than ever. With the new legislation, the environment is becoming a huge concern in our society. As a result, more and more people are starting to take their trips around the world but without harming the planet and the ecosystem. There are lots of ways to do this. Some tours are focused on ecology, like The Wildlife Journey, which has a completely eco-tour. The tour is about exploring the life of a hedgehog and shows the different stages that these creatures go through.