Green Travel Guide

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Sustainable Travel Tips

Transportation accounts for almost one fourth of global energy-related CO2 emissions. So the first step toward becoming a green traveler is to ask yourself, Do I even need to travel at all? Is it possible, for example, to achieve your goals with a teleconference? Video conferencing services are provided free of charge from OIT. For more information, consult their website.

However, sometimes travel is unavoidable. Here are some things to think about to make your trip as environmentally friendly as possible:

How are you getting there?

What are you taking with you?

What are you leaving behind?

Where are you staying?

What are you doing once you get there?

Keep these tips and your normal environmentally conscious habits in mind, and you will be well on your way to becoming a sustainable traveler!

SOURCES:
EPA, “Questions About Your Community: What Can I Do to Help The Environment When I Travel for The Holidays or an Upcoming Meeting?" http://www.epa.gov/ne/communities/traveltips.html
Go Green Travel Green: Travel Tips for the Eco-Conscious Traveler. http://gogreentravelgreen.com
“Green” Hotels Association, http://greenhotels.com/grntrav.php