It is important that when traveling, anywhere in the world, be aware of the concern that certain destinations, limited by the infrastructure, to the environment. Some countries in Asia are particularly struggling with waste management and control of available water resources. As passengers, it is imperative that we do our best to help minimize our impact while enjoying the facilities and services offered by our favorite destinations. Below is a list of some of the things you can do to help local governing bodies.
Charge your water bottle:
Contribute to waste management and help recycle plastic by reusing your water bottle. This helps save money and is an easy way to practice green.
Do not throw anything into the toilet:
Inorganic waste thrown into the toilet can create clogs and cause gray water to flow in low-lying areas of the earth and the ocean. This increases pollution and can kill fragile underwater ecosystems.
Minimize water consumption and always turn off the cranes when not in use. Keep the showers for a minimum of time. Many destinations, especially small islands, have very limited freshwater resources. Be as conservative as possible.
Throw the Deaf Correctly:
Walk these few extra steps to put the garbage in the bins provided. If you see the garbage on the street, make your partition and find the trash can to place it. We can do our best to keep our favorite destinations clean and attractive.
Avoid walking riffs and unstable coastal rains:
Corals are particularly fragile organisms and often take decades to grow. Respect their space and avoid walking on them. Sand dunes are also a fragile environment and are subject to erosion of water and wind. Do your part to help stabilize the dunes and stick to the paths provided.
Be a good role model:
Set a good example for other tourists and show others that your interactions with the environment can make a huge difference. Be proactive in getting the message.
Turn off the air conditioner when leaving:
Consider limited resources in very small destinations and turn off air conditioners, lights, fans and other electricity when you are away from your home. This will also help keep the running costs of the places you choose to stay.
Avoid taking souvenirs from the beach:
Marbles often live living animals and take them out of their natural habitat, most likely kill them. For example, crustacean crayfish will look for new and larger shells as they grow. Do not leave a cowardly crab without a home.
Report on Environmental Disorders:
Interference with aquatic animals, walking on reefs, anchoring boats and waste disposal are examples of incoherent behavior. Participate and report the incidents that you witness to local authorities.
Get behind the local environmental activities:
No matter how small or insignificant you may feel, your contribution can have a great impact on the corner of the planet where you live or spend your vacation. There are many ways to show your support for a cleaner environment. Take part in local activities such as beach cleaning, educational programs and other environmental activities.
As we travel, we must ensure that the beautiful places we look for during the holidays remain for generations only. The most insignificant act may have either a positive or negative effect on the environment. Always consider your actions and be a responsible traveler.