Consider Your Transport Options
It’s no secret that travel can leave a huge carbon footprint on our planet, but if you plan ahead and consider different options, there are ways to remedy the issue. In 2021, we could consider holidaying closer to home, integrating hiking and cycling into our itineraries – both zero and low carbon emission activities. However, if, for you, the only way to travel is by private jet, download a carbon emission calculator which tells you the cost of offsetting your carbon footprint. You can donate to worthy causes, such as providing drinking water purifiers for villages in Africa, opt to plant trees in a rainforest, lower meat and dairy consumption and more. Alternatively, if you choose to fly commercial, there are now over a dozen airlines including Qantas, British Airways, Emirates and Delta which operate carbon offset programmes where passengers can voluntarily pay the costs of offsetting - the funds of which are then passed onto relevant conservation projects. You could also consider becoming part of the “slower travel” trend, arriving by train, bike or coach to your chosen destination. These modes of transport don’t just lower the carbon footprint, they also greatly enrich the travelling experience, plus, you can stop at picturesque, scenic locations you would miss if flying.