Do not touch the coral or stir up sediment when you are snorkeling or scuba diving as coral reefs are fragile ecosystems.
Opt for the train for short trips. The carbon footprint per passenger mile for short-haul flights is up to 25% larger than for long-haul flights with proportionally more fuel used for take-off.
Switch off lights in your hotel room when they are not needed to reduce unneeded energy consumption.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Remember to turn off your home heating or air-conditioning before you leave for vacation.

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