How to Make Your Road Trips Eco-Friendly

Did you know that there are ways on how you can go green during your road trip? It isn’t just about packing the eco-friendly camping essentials, but taking care of your car as well! So if you’re going on a long road trip with your vehicle and would like to do your part for the environment even while traveling, then you can follow these five useful and effective tips.

How to Make Your Road Trips Eco-Friendly

  1. Be Fuel Efficient

road trips eco-friendlyMaximize your vehicle’s fuel economy! When going out on a long road trip, stay safe and avoid spending too much money (and endangering the environment!) with the right fuel consumption. Check up on car maintenance and have your car cleaned before leaving. You may also want to consider using diesel fuel additives to save on gas if your car permits to do so.

  1. Packing Reusable Materials

Packing the reusable and recyclable items will ensure that you save money when traveling (as you can reuse the items) and that you are saving the environment in your way. Go for refillable travel mugs you can use when in a cafe, or a water jug instead of water bottles. Lessen the usage of paper as well and keep your itineraries or plans on a gadget.

  1. Drive Sensibly and With Purpose

Efficient navigation is key when it comes to saving time going to your destination. It also saves up on extra resources, especially on gas and energy. Follow a predetermined route and plan it so you won’t get lost and wander around. Creating an itinerary will help you and the environment out a lot!

  1. Pack a Trash Bag With You

When you are on the road, you and your family or friends will have a lot of trash with you from food wrappers or tissue papers. Whatever type of trash you have, make sure that you do NOT throw it out the window! Instead, pack a trash bag or container where you can put your garbage, throwing it away in the proper areas when you make a pitstop or reach your destination.

  1. Search Up On Sustainable Accommodation

When planning your camping trip or next travel, choose hotels that have LEED Certification and are certified environment-friendly when it comes to saving water, site developments, choosing eco-friendly materials, and a staff that focuses on indoor environmental quality. This will help ensure that you are promoting areas that do their responsibility in saving the Earth!


In Conclusion

Going on a road trip doesn’t mean that your eco-friendliness ends temporarily! Through these tips on how to green up your road trip, you will be able to do your part and stay environment-friendly all throughout.

I hope I helped with this article. So don’t wait any longer and start utilizing these tips when planning your road trip today.

If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences on making road trips and travels greener, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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