Tips

Avoid disposable cameras as all the packaging and plastics that go into something that is used only once all ends up going to landfill.
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.
Consider biking and using public transportation instead of renting a car once you've reached your travel destination.
If you cannot avoid flying, remember to purchase carbon offset credits to offset the carbon emissions from your flight.
Avoid intercontinental long-haul flights and consider staying on your own continent on your next vacation. Long-haul flights can produce more CO2 emissions per passenger than the average motorist does in a year!
For your next trip, search online under “ecotourism” or visit the Green Hotels Association to find eco-friendly hotels that are making strides in lessening their impact on the environment.
Batteries are only good for a finite number of charges. Remove your laptop battery when your laptop is plugged into a power outlet.
Reuse paper whether you are at school, at home or at the office by keeping paper that still has one side blank.
If you don't really need a document printed, then just don't do it. Send documents through email or convert them into PDFs.
Download energy efficiency software that can track how much energy you consume. Changing habits starts from being aware.
Optimize your computer by cleaning out the clutter off your system. This will help you make your computer run faster, thereby saving energy.
Buildings with long lifespans are naturally greener than ones that fall apart not long after they are built. Make sure durability is one of the elements that are considered when building a home/building.

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