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Travel Tips Travel Tips

Change BEHAVIOR

  • ✓ Walk/bike to work
  • ✓ An environmentally-friendly journey to the workplace will be promoted by the employer (e.g. by providing tickets for the public transport system)
  • ✓ Carpool
  • ✓ Teleconference or videoconference instead of travelling
  • ✓ Reduce driving speed by 5km/hour
  • ✓ Plan trips for least travel distance and avoid traffic and construction
  • ✓ Environmentally-friendly means of transport to the destination (e.g. busses, trains) are being used where possible and maintainable (amount of time needed, quality of the connections, safety, distance)
  • ✓ As far as possible, travelling by public transport (e.g. trains and ferries) in the destination
  • ✓ When selecting vehicles in the destinations, an evironmentally-firendly and energy-efficient operating is being taken into consideration
  • ✓ Accelerate/ decelerate slowly
  • ✓ Reduce air conditioner use
  • ✓ Remove heavy items that don’t need to be in vehicles
 
See the set of Criteria of the sustainable German tour operator association "forumandersreisen" for more information about sustainable tourism. 
 

Use TECHNOLOGY

  • ✓ Check tire pressure monthly
  • ✓ Service vehicles regularly
  • ✓ Choose the most efficient vehicle for your needs

Create POLICY

  • ✓ Create a telecommuting option for staff
  • ✓ Educate staff on efficient driving and maintenance
  • ✓ Incorporate corporate car sharing
  • ✓ Subsidize staff transit passes
  • ✓ Institute idle-free policy at your facility
  • ✓ Institute idle-free policy for company vehicles
  • ✓ Track fuel consumption of company vehicles
  • ✓ Offset the impacts of business travel

Consider how you might reduce the impact of your business travel. Several trip planners, such as Expedia or Travelocity, offer offset programs to mitigate the impacts of your work-related travel activities.

 

 

 

Travel tips developed by Angie Bugg and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.  
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