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
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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