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4 WAYS TO GO GREEN IN YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL

GREEN YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL THIS YEAR

As more evidence surfaces on the detrimental effects of old-fashioned travel on the environment, it makes sense that many businesspeople are looking for ways to lessen their impact on the environment, both at their offices and during their corporate travels.

If you are a corporate traveler who is interested in going green during your future business trips, take a look at our list of ways to be kinder to the environment during your next business trips.

CHOOSE A GREEN CAR SERVICE

The car service that you choose to handle your business trip commutes can contribute a lot to your efforts to go green. Choosing a car service company that offers environmentally-friendly vehicles, preferably hybrids that use only a portion of the fossil fuels used by traditional vehicles, is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and make your business trip experience less harmful to the environment and the people who live in it.

BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS

Creating too much waste during your corporate travels can be curbed by bringing your own snacks in reusable containers. Eliminate trips to the local convenience store, where prepackaged foods leave a wrapper to be thrown out when you’re finished. Bringing your own snacks will also help you monitor your diet and eat healthier, as you aren’t opting for unhealthy snacks out of desperation.

CHOOSE A GREEN HOTEL

Finding a green hotel is another great way to reduce your eco-footprint during your corporate travels. Green hotels feature a dependence on the natural environment, are 100% non-smoking, all towels and bedding feature organic products, energy-efficient lighting, plenty of recycling bins, and other environmentally friendly features. While you’re planning your trip, consider checking out a green hotel resource like Environmentally Friendly Hotels, to find a suitable green hotel in your area.

VISIT ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS RESTAURANTS

If nothing else, you must monitor where you put your dollars when it comes time to eat out. Consistently visiting chain restaurants who don’t use fresh or local ingredients for their food is not only questionable when it comes to the environment, but it’s also not the best idea for your health.

Do research on the restaurants in your destination and pinpoint the ones who use fresh, locally grown ingredients and support the local economy. Look also for restaurants who use sustainable methods for preparing and presenting their foods.

Going green in your corporate travels doesn’t have to be a headache. You can make the most of your next business trip by adopting these easy, environmentally-friendly habits and reducing your carbon footprint quickly and easily.

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