Fly less and stay longer. You’ll have more time to understand the local culture and emit less carbon – winner!
Use public transport where possible. Are you crammed on a small bus with a pig nestled under your armpits? Fantastic – you must be overseas! You’ll have an awesome story to tell your friends.
In developing countries water’s often a precious commodity. More than two billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation and 80 percent of all deaths in the developing world are water related.’ The UN claims, ‘the average tourist uses as much water in 24 hours as a third world villager could use to produce rice for 100 days.’ Avoid water guzzling golf course resorts and keep your showers short!
Talking about things normally done in private, when trekking don’t let your poops pollute. Dig a hole at least 100 metres from a water course and cover it with dirt!
Another important issue to think about when travelling is carbon offsett schemes. We know that it can get a bit complicated when choosing a provider some links for helpful tips if you’re thinking about buying carbon offsets.
The Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre has a Carbon Calculator where you can enter your trip details and find out how much carbon you will be emitting into the atmosphere.
Keep scenic places and ecosystems like Jaco Island, Timor Leste beautiful.