Tips

Do not touch the coral or stir up sediment when you are snorkeling or scuba diving as coral reefs are fragile ecosystems.
When buying souvenirs, pick locally made products since the purchase can support local industries and economies.
Make sure your fridge is empty as possible before you go away. With fewer items, the power can be turned down or better yet, turn the fridge off completely.
Find out if the hotel you are staying at recycles. If not, let the hotel know that its patrons care by filling out a feedback form suggesting that the hotel implement recycling, and consider bringing your empty bottles and other recyclable items...
Switch off lights in your hotel room when they are not needed to reduce unneeded energy consumption.
When travelling to other countries or staying in your own, try and buy food that is locally grown and produced to support hard-working farmers and reduce fuel spent on food transport.
Avoid feeding animals because they can lose the ability to forage food if they become dependent on tourists.
Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints when travelling to help preserve local environments and heritage.
Turn off or turn down the air-conditioning in your hotel room unless it's really necessary. Try asking if your hotel has less power-intensive cooling options for guests, such as a fan or windows that open to let in the breeze.
Travelling long distance by coach is a lower carbon option than travelling by train. Switching from car to coach can also cut down on the CO2 produced by up to 90%.
Try an earth-friendly getaway next time you decide to go for vacation. Visit the International Ecotourism Society to find out more about eco-tours.
Most modern hotels have individual temperature controls in each room. In cold climates, rather than cranking the thermostat consider asking for alternate options for warmth, like extra cozy blankets and hot water bottles.

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