Use e-tickets

They are also easier to use and harder to lose.

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Bring a reusable water bottle

Forget buying a plastic bottle of water at the street corner when exploring your next new city. Bring your own reusable (foldable) water bottle instead. Many cities offer free and clean drinking water in museums and other tourist hotspots. And don’t forget you can always fill up your bottle at the public toilet sink.

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Choose a ‘green’ rental car

Some of the biggest car rental companies out there have a selection of ‘green’ cars in their fleet. Hertz, Avis and Europcar all have their own special selection of ‘green’ vehicles. Pick one of these cars for your next road trip. The rent of these cars can be a bit higher than normal cars, but don’t forget the amount of money you will pay for gas along the way. At the end of your trip your choice for a green car can save you a lot of money.

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Try to avoid flying

Recent studies show that for many of us flying is the most polluting action we will do during our lifetime.

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Travel together in the same vehicle

It’s also a nice way to make new friends.

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Use public transport

Renting a car is not always your only option for discovering a new country. Traveling by train and bus gives you more time to look around and see locals.

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Take a bike on your next citytrip

Bikes are perfect for citytrips. It’s a low budget and easy way to get around, avoid traffic jams and see everything.

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Choose an airliner with new planes

New planes use less gas and have less emissions than older planes. Want an example? Check out the new Boeing Dreamliner 787.

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Take only pictures, leave only footprints

When leaving a place, make sure it’s in the same conditions as when you arrived.


Clean the bottom of your shoes after a hike

While hiking, your shoes take many spores and seeds with them. On your next hike, these spores and seeds can leave the bottom of your shoes causing a change in the biodiversity of that place.


Know your carbon footprint

You should know how big your carbon footprint is when travelling. You can now easily find out through an amazing tool our friends at ClimateCare made. Find out how much tonnes of CO2 your flight or car drive takes.

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