Today we at More than swim are launching our #SwimGood campaign to encourage more people to travel sustainably. We want to raise awareness of the choices that you can make when it comes to travelling in an environmentally friendly way.
Sustainable travel essentially means Us finding ways to travel at home or abroad that can be maintained long-term as well as short-term, without harming natural and cultural environments.
Let's minimise the negative impacts of travel, and where possible be of benefit the destination in question.
We all need to try to travel in a sustainable way, valuing the environment is essential and being aware of how tourism affects local people, businesses and native cultures.
At More than swim we want to raise awareness of the negative impacts on the environment that travelling can have.
How to travel in a sustainable way…
1.Look into the most sustainable form of transport
Try to avoid flying unnecessarily or traveling by yourself. Instead look into the different options available and consider which will have the least environmental impact.
If travelling by car, try to travel as a group.
If travelling by yourself, taking public transport to minimise your environmental impact.
Where possible, take the train instead of flying as this is a more sustainable option. If you do have to fly, try to take a direct flight.
Taking off and landing causes the majority of a plane’s carbon emissions, so try to avoid stop-overs.
2. Travel sustainably once at your destination
To get around during your trip walk or cycle wherever possible. If where you need to get to is too far to walk or cycle, use public transport instead of taxis.
3. Be a slow traveller
Avoid flying unnecessarily, or even using public transport or driving unnecessarily. Move around less often and stay at your destination for longer to limit your carbon footprint.