Whenever we travel, there’s a lot to consider. This includes the cost, the convenience and for many people, how sustainable the travel is. Sustainability has become a hot topic over the years with more than half of all U.S. adults describing climate change as a major threat.
There are many ways to be more sustainable with some of the most common being using renewable energy resources, changing your diet and focussing on more sustainable ways to travel. Our guide below will focus on the latter as travel is something that most Americans will have to do and it just so happens to be one of the easiest ways to become more sustainable.
Make travelling sustainably your New Year’s resolution in 2024 and follow the tips below to make that resolution a reality.
Travel on public transport
Sharing buses or trains with others is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. These tend to be cost-effective travel methods, meaning you won’t be polluting the air with your own vehicle.
It’s easy to find a service and book your tickets online too, making it more convenient than ever to use public transport.
Buy an electric vehicle
Electric vehicles have existed for some time but it’s only in recent years that they’ve become an extremely viable option. Some of the benefits of switching to an electric vehicle in 2024 include:
- Environmental benefits such as no carbon emissions when you drive
- Charging a battery is typically cheaper than refuelling
- Government support and tax incentives
- Improving charging infrastructure, so it should be easier for you to find a charger when you need one most
- Enhanced safety features thanks to advancements in technology, so you can your passengers should have a lower risk of injury
Make air travel more eco-friendly
If you have to travel overseas for work or you’re heading on a family vacation, it can be hard to avoid air travel. That’s why if you are flying, choose an airline or private jet charter company with green initiatives like sustainable aviation fuel.
Walk or cycle
Or, you can choose the most sustainable transport methods of all: walking or cycling! Not only will you produce no carbon emissions when you do this but it’ll also be great for your physical and mental well-being.
However, choosing this mode of transport may take a little longer than travelling via car or public transport, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination on time.
As you can see, there are countless ways for you to be more sustainable when you travel in 2024. Choose the one that works for your lifestyle and you can feel much better about your carbon footprint.