Some of us just love to travel, whether it’s camping in national parks or jet-setting off to far-off lands. But there is an ugly truth to travel: it’s harmful to the environment. Every time you jump in a car for a road trip or take a flight, it increases your carbon footprint and impacts the earth. But even if we removed all vacations and frivolous weekend getaways, humans would still need to travel for work and see family. So, as one of the humans of this big blue marble, what can we do about it?
First, we can think more sustainably in our daily lives. Second, we can think more sustainably about how we travel. Choosing to offset your entire flight is a big ask. But for smaller baby steps, here are 11 eco-friendly travel accessories to take on your next trip.