How to have an eco-friendly vacation

Kelly Stewart
Staff Writer

Graphic by Brian Hwu

Many of you may be traveling, or planning to travel this spring break. But some may not know that you can be eco-friendly while you travel. Here are a few ways to do just that!

Before you leave the house, be sure to turn off the air conditioner. Not only will this save you a lot of money, but also it will save energy while there is no one in the house. Another thing is to be sure to unplug all of your computers and other appliances. According to ABC news, even while on standby, these machines can still drain energy, which accounts for up to five percent of the total electricity used in the United States.

While sightseeing, take a reusable water bottle instead of a bunch of plastic bottles that won’t biodegrade. These will take up less space in your suitcase or car.

And finally, according to ABC, book your flight direct when you can because layovers take up a lot more fuel than they need to.