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16 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

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Six years ago we moved to New Mexico to begin a whole new chapter in our lives. Coming from the lush green midwest the harsh beauty of the region really reinvigorated our desire to be eco-friendly in our travels. Sure, we have always followed the leave no trace philosophy but seeing how precious the resources we took for granted before are here drove it home for us. Since then we have done a lot of reading to learn how to be responsible eco-tourists.

Eco-Friendly Travel isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity. With tourism contributing to about 8% of global carbon emissions, our wanderlust can take a significant toll on the planet if we’re not careful​. Eco-friendly travel means making mindful choices that reduce your carbon footprint and support local communities. From choosing green accommodations to minimizing waste, there are many ways to make your trips more sustainable without sacrificing the adventure.

In this post, we’ll explore some practical, easy-to-follow tips that will help you travel greener. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a long vacation, these tips will ensure that your travels are kind to both the environment and the local cultures you visit.

By the end of this post, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and inspiration to embark on your next adventure with a lighter environmental footprint. Let’s dive into the world of eco-friendly travel and make every journey a step towards a more sustainable future.

A couple traveling by train to reduce their carbon footprint

Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Here are some easy eco-friendly travel tips to help you reduce your footprint and support sustainable tourism:



Packing and Supplies

Supporting Local Economies



Volunteering and Advocacy


By following these tips, you can have a fun adventures while helping the environment and local communities.

If you have any other tips or experiences to share please find us on social media. If we add it we will be sure and put a link to you as credit.

Happy travels and stay green!

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