Tipps and Tricks for Sustainable Travel

You want to make your next trip sustainable, but don't know how yet? Here you will find tips, tools and links for climate-friendly and fair travel planning. Four principles for travel planning:

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.

 

Calculate the CO₂ output

Do you know how much CO₂ is emitted from which means of transport? Choose your next means of transport carefully. Use our travel calculator app below to find out how climate-friendly or climate-damaging your journey is depending on the means of transport.

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.

Coming soon: Calculate the CO2 emissions of your journey with this app

 

Need more inspiration?

Young people from Olten share their ideas for sustainable travel

 

Useful links for travel planning

Inspiration for sustainable travel in general:
www.fairunterwegs.org
www.jointhejourney.ch
www.wirsindanderswo.de
www.fairaway.de
 
Transport:
www.nightjet.com
www.thetrainline.com
www.autostoppp.ch
www.pro-velo.ch
www.mobility.ch
 
Accomodation:
www.bookitgreen.com
www.bookdifferent.com
www.greenpearls.com

Only Switzerland: www.oekohotel.ch
Only US: www.fairhotel.org/hotels-search/states
 
 
Food:
Only Germany and Austria: www.greentable.org/restaurants
 
More useful things::  
www.clickatree.com
www.closeby.ch
www.sharely.ch

Stay informed!