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Tips to Be More Environmentally Conscious When Traveling

Tips to Be More Environmentally Conscious When Traveling

by Proforma Construction, March 26, 2020

How you can travel greener this year.

As concerns for the health of the environment grow, it is all of our responsibility to adopt more eco-conscious behaviors.  While it’s easy to adopt green practices in your everyday life, many people struggle to find environmentally-friendly solutions while they are traveling.  If you want to reduce your environmental impact no matter where you go, then try out these tips to travel greener this year.

  • Minimize the Time You Spend Flying

Air travel is worse for the environment than any other form of travel.  If you want to reduce the impact you have on the planet, then you should avoid flying whenever possible.  If flying is the only viable option for you, then do your best to avoid taking multiple flights to reach your destination—direct flights are the better option.

  • Walk When Possible

Most Americans do not think twice about jumping into their cars, even when they are only going a short distance away.  Rather than adding these unnecessary CO2 omissions to the atmosphere, you should try to walk whenever possible.  Not only is walking better for the environment, but it is also good for your mental and physical health as well.

  • Rely On Public Transportation

If you need to go somewhere out of walking distance, then consider taking public transport rather than your car.  Research by the University of Utah shows that public transportation produces fewer emissions than other forms of transportation.  Additionally, because many public transport systems are trying to make improvements to their green rating, public transportation is often one of the most eco-friendly travel options available.

These are some of the things that you can do to travel greener this year.  Are you looking to work with a contractor who cares about the environment?  Then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.

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