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What is ‚green travel‘, anyway?

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. The Washington Post „If you travel, you will leave a charcoal smudge in your wake. You can’t help it. Planes spew carbon emissions, hotels guzzle gallons of water to launder sheets and towels, and thirsty travelers chug-a-lug plastic bottles of water. But don’t let the guilt dampen your vacation. Eco-friendly travel practices can lift the remorse and lighten the blemish on Mother Earth…“ -> Full article

Where Sustainable Tourism is headed

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. The New York Times „Sustainable tourism — bringing global awareness to travel and putting it into action — is a top priority for the United Nations this year. The organization has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development…“ -> Full article…

CO2 Emissions

No question: Travel, especially air travel, causes huge CO2 Emissions. Does that mean you should stay at home? I don’t think so. Many destinations, especially in less developed countries, rely on tourism. If the tourists would stay away, economies would break down. People would not earn enough money anymore. Parents could not feed their children or send them to school. And also the traveler would miss more than a nice holiday. There is a quote by Alexander von Humboldt saying: „The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those who have never viewed the world.“ This means that getting to know different cultures and foreign people makes you more open minded and helps to have a better understanding of the world and the needs of the people worldwide. So if you still want to travel what can you do about your CO2 emissions? If you are going on a short distance trip consider taking the train. You can save up to 73 % of the CO2 emissions you would cause by traveling with your car. Compensate for …