CAIRO - 27 September 2022: As Egypt hosts the climate summit at the end of this year, Egypt Today invites its readers to participate in reducing emissions and preserving environment during their recreational practices.
In the below lines, Egypt Today provides readers some tips to be a green traveler, a friend of the environment and a protector of the planet:
First: Don't just book and arrange your trip from a tour company that puts the slogan "green tourism" only, or go with a sustainable product.
Second: If you are an air traveler, you have to pay for the carbon footprint, as flying is a major source of pollution. When the passengers has the option to pay some additional cost to compensate for carbon emissions, they have to look for airlines that provide you with this option.
Third: If you organize your leisure trip, you should use land transportation to reach your location, as traveling by car can somewhat reduce your carbon footprint.
Fourth: During your leisure trip, you should use recyclable things, for example, carry some reusable bags, and some of your own utensils.
Fifth: When you travel, do not take food with you, but you can eat local food made in the region that you will choose for your trip, so you will reduce the emissions of manufacturing your meal when it is manufactured in your home and place, and you will benefit from knowing different customs and foods from food tourism activities.
Sixth: During your trip, you should also avoid throwing away your leftovers at the place of your trip, as this will damage the ecosystems of the place you choose to entertain yourself, and birds often get used to eating human leftovers, instead of their usual diet.
Seventh: Choose a place for a permanent residence when you go to your leisure trip. The place you choose to sleep at night plays a major role in being a green traveler, and this requires you to make an effort to search for a residence that supports green tourism.
Eighth: Do not leave solid wastes such as plastic and food, to leave a good impact on the environment.
Ninth: Choose carefully the tourism company that will organize the trip for you, and try as much as possible to choose the best, to preserve the environment, protect wildlife, support cultural heritage and employ local guides. Ask directly if the tour company was not clear in this matter.
Tenth: Immediately inform the organizers of your trip if they organize any activity that will negatively affect wildlife and the environment.