Clarify your wishes
Before you start planning your trip on the Internet, take some time and think about what you expect from the trip. Fun, relaxation, adventure or exotic cultures? Once you have clarified that, you can better decide where you want to go. If you stay locally, the journey is shorter and the climate is better preserved. If you travel far, it is more harmful to the climate, but certain cultures can only be experienced at a distance.
Stays as long as possible
If you long for foreign cultures that can only be reached by plane, you can put your CO2 emissions into perspective by staying as long as possible. This also offers you the chance to dive deeper into the culture. So why not do "Work and Travel" or help out with a local aid organization?
Live like a local
If you really want to experience a country, get involved in the life of the locals. Get to know the perfect city guide while couchsurfing. Use public transport. Go to the market. Visit the small restaurant where Nonna still cooks for herself. The local people benefit from your visit and you fill your backpack with special experiences.
Sustainable travel is not only worthwhile for the environment: myclimate organizes a travel competition at the end of each school year. Send us your climate-friendly travel plans and win a financial contribution or other attractive prizes. The next travel competition will take place in summer 2022.
Calculate the CO2 emissions of your journey with this app (available in German only)
Learn more about sustainable travel (available in German only)
Need more inspiration?
Young people from Olten share their ideas for sustainable travel
Stay in Switzerland and experience the great adventure here.
There is a lot to experience and discover around the 50 or so youth hostels throughout Switzerland. Good things are often so close. For sustainable holidays, staying in a hostel is simply the best option. And international friends can also be made hostel is simply the best option. And international friends can also be made here. Not only is regional food important, but also the energy supply is very sustainable.
Inspiration for sustainable travel in general:
Only Switzerland: www.oekohotel.ch
Only US: www.fairhotel.org/hotels-search/states
Only Germany and Austria: www.greentable.org/restaurants
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