How to Travel Eco FriendlyAugust 23, 2011 No Comments
It’s hard to be eco friendly when you work, around the world. Here are some tips for those who thought it was impossible to help the earth while traveling day after day.
- Fly less
There is still a possibility that frequent flyers don”t realize quite how carbon intensive their journeys are, so just to put it into perspective: a flight from London to Madrid uses a quarter of their entire sustainable carbon year (Ex. the amount of fossil fuel a person can use in every aspect of their lifestyle over 12 months without contributing to climate change).
- Take the train
Yes, you can still travel by train. Trains are the best low carbon travel option by miles. On average trains create one third of the CO2 emissions of a plane.
Don”t stop when you get there
You can chop your carbon footprint by choosing your transport carefully when you get to a destination. Hertz apparently now has a ”green” fleet of small diesels, which emit less carbon than bigger petrol models. It might help but will never compete with cycling
- Don’t Fly at Night
If you must fly, you could mitigate a tiny fraction of your impact by avoiding flying at night. A recent study has discovered that trails of condensation from the aircraft have a greater warming effect at night trapping heat but without reflecting any of the sun”s rays back into the atmosphere as they do during the day.
Written by: Craila Nixon