Being more sustainable to ensure a better climate for future generations is at the forefront of socio-political debates. Activists such as Greta Thunberg are inspiring people — not only of her generation but of all ages — to be more considerate of the potential problems that our current way of living is causing. Whether that means to be more sustainable in your everyday life or when you’re travelling.
Many of us travel regularly — and humans as a whole travel much more frequently today than ever in history. Unfortunately, there is a lot of pollution that occurs when people travel.
Airplanes can emit up to several tons of carbon emissions into Earth’s atmosphere. And unfortunately, it doesn’t get better when travelers end up at their destination. Many tourist activities unintentionally endanger local cultures and communities. And these communities may already be threatened by big corporations that care more about profits than the state of local communities.
Do you want to be more sustainable, but aren’t really sure where to begin? Check out this infographic from GreenMatch. It highlights what it means to be a sustainable traveler and the consequences of unsustainable traveling, and why some people might not yet be fully committed to sustainable travel.
Infographic courtesy of Adel-Alexander Aldilemi from Greenmatch
Feature image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay