Enviromental Empathy:
How To Make Your Trip Greener

With global warming and the health of the planet becoming more and more of a concern for all of us, it’s important that we make an effort to make greener choices. Travel, whether it is local, interstate or international, is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions all over the world. To ensure that your next trip has as little impact on the natural environment as possible you can make a few small changes, such as hiring a private bus instead of taking multiple vehicles, staying in sustainable accommodation, packing reusable items and making other environmentally friendly choices. 

Continue reading to learn how you can make your next trip greener and reduce your environmental impact. 

With a private bus charter, you can drastically reduce your impact on the environment by taking one vehicle for your entire group.

Choose a Bus Charter

When you have a small or a large group travelling together in multiple vehicles, this will mean higher fuel emissions. However, with a private bus charter, you can drastically reduce your impact on the environment by taking one vehicle for your entire group.

A bus charter also has a much lower impact on the environment than planes, which emit more carbon dioxide into the air than any other form of transport. If you want to make your trip greener, the best place to start is by hiring a bus for your group.

Support the Local Community

After your bus charter reaches your destination, seek out local providers and independent shops and businesses to help support the local community. Supporting local has a positive impact on the environment as goods don’t have to be transported as far and you are also contributing to the local economy in the area you are visiting.

Join locally run tours, visit some of the amazing farmer’s markets that take place around the country and try some local experiences. Not only will your trip be greener but it will be more enjoyable too as you get to interact with the locals and learn more about the area.  

Join locally run tours, visit some of the amazing farmer’s markets that take place around the country and try some local experiences.

Bring reusable BPA-free, glass or stainless steel water bottles to avoid buying plastic bottles during your trip and consider bringing reusable metal or bamboo straws and say no to plastic straws throughout your trip.

Pack Reusable Items

Even if you are not taking a trip anytime soon, it’s good to develop good habits in terms of using reusable items. Avoid plastic bags and if you must use them, be sure to buy the heavy-duty reusable bags to carry your produce and souvenirs home from the farmer’s markets.

Bring reusable BPA-free, glass or stainless steel water bottles to avoid buying plastic bottles during your trip and consider bringing reusable metal or bamboo straws and say no to plastic straws throughout your trip. These small changes, both during your trip and in your day-to-day life, can have a very positive impact on the environment. 

Stay in Sustainable Accommodation

In recent years, there have been more and more sustainable accommodation options springing up around the country. Although many of these places are not located in the centre of major cities, by chartering a bus, you can easily get around without any hassle and it will be cheaper than relying on taxis. Look for accommodation options that are committed to lowering their energy consumption, water usage and that incorporate sustainable practices in their properties.

Australia is somewhat ahead of the game in this regard, as the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains was the first hotel in the world to receive CarbonZero’s internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification. Other hotels, hostels and resorts are now following their example, so be sure to research your options before you set off. 

Look for accommodation options that are committed to lowering their energy consumption, water usage and that incorporate sustainable practices in their properties.

With some small changes to how you travel, you can have a positive impact on the world around you and ensure that the world will be a safe and healthy environment for future generations.

Enjoy a Greener Trip

Nowadays, it’s more important than ever that we all make greener choices to help undo some of the damage that we have caused to our planet.

With some small changes to how you travel, you can have a positive impact on the world around you and ensure that the world will be a safe and healthy environment for future generations. 

Plan a Greener Trip!

Contact the friendly and highly knowledgeable team at TNA Bus Hire today to organise a private bus charter tailored to your travel needs and your budget. By travelling with TNA, you’ll be able to enjoy new experiences in the most comfortable, convenient and cost-effective manner.

Ready to plan your sustainable trip?

TNA Bus Hire will help you find the right vehicle at the right price.

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