The Perfect Gentleman Issue 6 - Page 24

3. Turn down the heating Same reasoning as above: An empty room doesn’t need to be heated, and keeping it warm unnecessarily uses up energy. If you have your own water heater, go ahead and turn that down, too. 4. Way of transportation Whenever possible use the most eco-friendly way to travel. For example in Europe take the train instead of flying. Use a city’s public transportation system instead of taxis or Uber. Rent a bike or walk through a city instead of taking the City Tour Bus. 5. Spend your money locally Purchase meals, food and other products from local vendors. Try to avoid buying products and brands that you get in your hometown as well. Make sure that local people profit from your visit. 6. Choosing a (green) hotel Check the hotel’s website for their environmental ethics. Choose a locally owned hotel over one of the big branded hotels. If you are not sure about the hotel’s environmental ethics than just scrap the hotel and rent an AirBnB apartment or stay at a friends place. . 7. Don’t dump your stuff Don’t just throw away stuff that you don’t need anymore. If the things that you want throw away are still good then you should donate them to local charities or religious organisations so someone will be still able to used it. 8. Avoid producing too much garbage Bring your own water bottle and refill it with water whenever needed. So you can stay away from the plastic water bottles. 9. Respect the culture While you are traveling try to be more than then just a visiting tourist. Learn something about the social norms and customs of the place you are visiting. Maybe you will pick up one or two commonly used word in the country you’re visiting. 10. Donate Why not make a donation to a local charity or organisation after your visit. Help the locals sustain their environmentally friendly operations. Safe & Green Travels! 24 Traveling Gentleman