In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle while juggling various responsibilities can be challenging, but it’s far from impossible. Whether you’re commuting, traveling, or simply running errands, there are numerous ways to remain environmentally conscious on the move. I’ll be utilizing these tips this weekend as my fiancé and I head on a mini road trip for my birthday. Here are some practical tips to help you stay green on the go!

~Always carry essential reusables

Regardless if you are just commuting to work or headed on a long vacation, it is important to have your essential reusables with you! I suggest a set of reusable utensils (including a straw!), a water bottle/coffee cup, and a reusable bag at the bare minimum. Putting a zero waste kit like this in your car is great, so you’ll never be without those reusables to avoid single-use plastics.

~Be green with your transportation

One of the most significant ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to choose public transportation over driving solo. Buses, trains, and subways can significantly decrease the amount of pollution emitted per person. If distances are short, consider walking or biking to blend physical exercise with eco-conscious commuting.

~Opt for digital, not paper

In our digital age, reducing paper usage is easier than ever. Opt for digital tickets, boarding passes, and receipts whenever possible to avoid all unnecessary paper on the go. Use apps for note-taking and reading, and store documents digitally instead of printing them. This not only reduces paper waste but also keeps you more organized!

~Support local and small businesses

Whether you’re at home or traveling, choosing local and small businesses over chain stores can have a significant positive impact on the environment. Local shops often source their goods more sustainably and have a smaller carbon footprint. Additionally, supporting local businesses helps sustain the local economy.

~Minimize food waste

Food waste is a massive contributor to greenhouse gases, so it is important to consider when trying to be green on the go. When eating out, order only what you can finish or take leftovers home in a reusable container. Planning meals ahead can also minimize waste and ensure that you make the most of your groceries at home.

~Choose eco-friendly accomodations

When traveling, seek out hotels and lodgings that have sustainable practices. Many hotels now offer options for guests to reuse towels and linens, which helps conserve water and energy. With rentals like Airbnbs, you can also be more green on the go too.

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Staying green on the go doesn’t require drastic changes to your daily routine but rather a series of small, conscious decisions that accumulate to make a significant environmental impact. By integrating these practices into your lifestyle, you can contribute to a healthier planet without sacrificing convenience or efficiency. Remember, every eco-friendly choice counts, especially when you’re on the move! How do you stay green on the go??

Jenna ♥

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