Use the human power.
If you're going for a short distance, walk or ride a bike. It will improve your cardiovascular health, reduce traffic congestion and lessen air pollution.
Plan and prepare.
Make sure you have everything before starting your car engine. To reduce engine emission prepare the things you'll need to bring the night before rather than go back to the house with your car engine running.
Improve fuel consumption.
To improve your car's fuel consumption, check the tire pressure, employ a sound acceleration and drive at a steady speed.
Don't charge your gadgets in the car.
Charging your iPod, cell phone and laptop inside your car greatly increases fuel consumption. It may be convenient but its better to charge them at home.
Do regular check-up.
A well-maintained car will consume less fuel, release fewer greenhouse gases and last longer. In the long run, it reduces air pollution, scrap metal waste and saves you a lot of money.
Packing a light baggage greatly affects the performance of the plane/vehicle. Less weight means less fuel consumption and engine emission.
Minimize plane trips as much as possible. Big jets dump fuel all the time, emit harmful waste and simply, consumes so much fuel.
Electronic ticketing has saved airline companies millions of dollars. More importantly, it has reduced paper waste.
Check-in at a "green hotel".
Choose hotels or inns that use 100% solar power, local organic products, have low-flow toilets and are committed to preserving the environment.
Bring your toiletries.
Bring and use your own toiletries when you travel. This reduces the surplus of packaging of small shampoo, lotion and soap provided by the hotels/inns.
Lessen power consumption in your hotel room.
Always remember to turn off the lights, television, heater and A/C whenever you leave the room.
Reduce your laundry demand.
Learn to use your towels, linens and bed sheet for more than a day. It helps hotels reduce their water and energy consumption.
Support local shops.
Buy souvenirs from independent stores. Their products are cheaper and less labor intensive in production.
Switch to a wireless reading device such as the Kindle by Amazon. Its lighter than most magazines and best seller books, offers convenient features such as text to speech and best of all, reduces paper waste.
No to paper or plastic.
When travelling or on any shopping trip, always keep a reusable bag made from canvas, bamboo fibers or other earth-friendly material such as the Envirosax Bamboo Shopping Bag. It reduces waste and is sturdier and more elegant to carry around.
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