Responsible travelling?
Responsible travelling?

You can become a more responsible traveller through a few simple steps:
  1. Calculate & Compensate your trip’s CO2 emissions with certified climate projects
  2. Use organic & biodegradable (soap, suntan creme, washing powder, …) as these end up in waterways & destroy ecosystem, corals, …
  3. Don’t throw your waste into the wild, pick up litter you find on your way and drop it into the closest bin. Remember that any waste (plastic bags, cans, …) can cause death to local species (birds, fish, turtles, …)
  4. If you are a smoker take a pocket ashtray with you as cigarette filters pollute waterways and take a very long time to decompose.
  5. Don’t feed animals or touch animals, unless correctly informed, as it might seriously alter/harm their diet.
  6. Don’t pick up any flowers as many are close to extinction.
  7. Choose for green labelled hotels or other establishments. These places clearly care about preserving the environment and local resources. To help you in your research, there are ecolabels like Green Key (www.greenkey.global). This is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 2,500 hotels and other establishments in 54 countries.
  8. If you dive, don’t touch or step on anything. You might damage what you came for…
  9. Eat plant-based, but if you eat meat go for organic and/or local meat
  10. For your souvenir gifts, choose local artisans
  11. Don’t waste water, in most countries it has become a scarce resource
  12. If you stay at the same hotel for a while, ask not to change the towels unless necessary.
  13. In many countries the use of electricity has a high impact on climate change or is a scarcity. Turn off the light & electrical appliances and avoid the use of airco.
You’re a company and you would like to limit the impact of your employees?
  1. Use teleconferencing and/or videoconferencing instead of systematically airtravelling. It is better for the environment and for your income.
  2. Promote the means of transport with the lowest impact. Taking the plane to travel from Brussel to London is not necessarily the best option...
  3. Inform your employees about the greenhouse gas emissions linked to their transport: not only for the business travels but also for the daily transport: impact of the company car, ...
  4. Reward the employees with the lowest CO2 impact.
  5. Offset the climate impact of airtravel and finance projects thanks to CO2 compensation programs.
  6. For the business travel, choose hotels or other establishments who care about environment! To help you in your research, there are ecolabels like Green Key (www.greenkey.global). This is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 2,500 hotels and other establishments in 54 countries.