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6 sustainable travel ideas

Bobbie, July 12, 2023

It's that time of year when some of us start to think about a change of scenery, so we've rounded up a few suggestions on how to make your travels more sustainable. 👇

Two people in a brightly coloured walkway on an Unseen Tour

1.🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ Stay local 👩‍🦽👨‍🦽 

There's often so much on our doorstep just waiting to be explored. Why not see if you can find a local tour that sparks your interest? We love fellow social enterprise Unseen Tours, offering alternative tours around London with guides who have experienced homelessness. 

Woman standing on a paddle board on lake smiling

2. 🛶 Share your sports stuff ⛷

KitUp Adventures are helping make outdoor equipment more accessible - you can hire everything from paddle boards to ski's from your neighbours!

A male and female helping each other up a rock on a hike

3. 💜 Use what you've already got 🧵

One of the most sustainable things we can do, is to use what we've already got. We've found a company that's made it that bit easier - Alpkit offer mending, repair, re-waterproofing and re-lofting for all kinds of outdoor kit, even if it’s from other brands! 

Legs on a bed with a view of windows looking at tress outside

4. 💤 Be sustainable while you sleep 🌍

If Tents aren't your Thing, it can be tricky to truly know if your accommodation is sustainable. Which is why we were very excited to discover Book Different. They have a Staygreencheck which assesses 5 areas for accommodation such as management, fair pay, impact on local area and nature. 🙌

A man waiting for a train looking at their phone

5. 🚲 Try a different way to travel 🚆

We know it's not always possible, but we wanted to share for those that would like to learn more about reducing air travel. We found a great B-Corp called Byway that offer flight free travel packages by train, boat, bus and bike.

Female in front of Library of Things lockers holding the DIY Toolkit

6. 🏕 Borrow instead of buy 📷

It's not just practical stuff for DIY, gardening and cleaning at Library of Things -  there's plenty of fun stuff to borrow too! Check out our roundup of Tents and other adventure Things

Living more sustainably doesn't have to mean not having fun any more, we hope these tips have shown that you can still explore whilst being kinder to the planet.