Tips to Travel More Sustainably

November 15 is National Recycling Day, an annual event started in 1997 to bring awareness to recycling. Also known as America Recycles Day, this event comes around each year to remind us to look inwards and see if there is more that we can do to take care of our planet. At WorldStrides, we think there is!

 

Despite the progress we have made since the first National Recycling Day in 1997, there is a lot more we can all do. At WorldStrides, we are working hard to improve our own recycling efforts and commitments to environmental sustainability and we’re committed to helping our travelers do the same. Here are some sustainability tips you can use while traveling or studying abroad with WorldStrides:

9 Ways Travel Sustainably

Recycling rules can be confusing or intimidating for some, but like any habit, practice makes perfect! Doing small things like bringing your own to-go cup and reusable grocery bags can also really help make a difference.

The reality is recycling is the easiest thing we all can do every day to save energy, conserve natural resources, and even create green jobs and it really does make a difference. When manufacturers use recycled materials in their products, not only does it conserve natural resources and reduce waste in landfills, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions through energy savings.

In addition to building your own daily recycling habits, try encouraging friends to do their part as well. Here are some fun recycling games to play no matter your age, whether you’re a K12 student, a college or university student, or working in an office!

We would love to see you and your friends in action, so please share your recycling stories with us today on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Article written by Ian Zurzulo

Ian Zurzulo
Ian Zurzolo is WorldStrides’ Corporate Social Responsibility manager, leading our efforts to be socially and environmentally-conscious as an organization and as individuals. He is passionate about positively impacting the communities in which WorldStrides operates, and also about soccer! His favorite team is AS Roma, which he discovered while studying and living in Italy.