Many of us are aware of the current state of our climate and sustainable technologies and industries are becoming more mainstream. However, we are still far away from solving all of the issues regarding climate change. Transportation is the major culprit that contributes to the detriment of our atmosphere and with the help of entrepreneurs such as the real-life “Tony Stark”, named Elon Musk, some of these issues may be reduced, but only by a small percentage.
We rely heavily on our vehicles for transportation, but there are other ways to travel without having a major footprint on the world around us, especially for those going on vacation. Sustainable is defined by the World Commission of Environment and development as the ability to meet our present needs without risking the needs of future generations.
Traveling sustainably can provide a challenge to many people especially those traveling for business and staying at executive apartments San Antonio TX offers, as much research needs to be done beforehand. Research such as means of transport and reasonable accommodations. A low carbon footprint would be traveling by train. Not only a train is more efficient by being able to carry more people, but it is also more comfortable than other means, such as by car or bus.
When traveling fairly-long distances, instead of traveling by car, people should consider using a train. A train’s carbon footprint is 4 times lower than that of a plane. This, however, should be practiced within reason. If you are planning to take a trip to an entirely different part of the world, then a plane would be wise than sitting on a train for many hours, maybe even days.
Consider eco-friendly destinations or countries and while visiting nearby attractions, renting a bike rather than a car will reduce your carbon footprint in its entirety. European countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, and Sweden are some of the most bicycle-friendly countries. Here, transport via a bike is encouraged and many of the cities within these countries have developed in such a way to better accommodate bicycles.
At the chosen destination, personal responsibility should be practiced. Things such as long and wasteful showers should be avoided to conserve water, especially in poorer countries. Using and throwing away plastic bags and the amount of energy being used should also be carefully managed to not impact the local community in any way.