How To Be A Sustainable Traveller At Home In 2020

As avid travellers, we have become accustomed to constantly moving from place to place without a real concept of ‘home life’. For many of us, sustainable travel is important and more than just a hashtag or trend. We passionately care about the planet and the future of our Mother Earth.

So how can we transition our Eco-friendly travel habits to our current lifestyle at home, during and after, the global pandemic? The good news is that you are already on the right path and for anyone new to Eco-friendly living; welcome! Here are a few simple suggestions to help you start!

No Matter The Destination ~ Reducing Plastic Is So Important!

Living out of a backpack certainly is a unique lifestyle. For the most part, we are thinking of our next mode of transport or where we will sleep for the coming days. So, what do we do when we now find ourselves with a home base? How can we remain sustainable just like we aim to do on the road?

Every backpacker is used to grabbing some delicious street food on the way out for the day, having coffee in a cosy cafe or meeting friends at the night market for a late night meal! We sleep in a room that has been prepared for us, we share a communal space and just go with the flow.

The responsibility of our Eco-friendly travel often relates to the personal products we choose to use and bring with us. Many of us have already transitioned to reusable cups, bottles, cutlery and bags. Interested? Let's take a moment to see what else can be done from home.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;

indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Cook Vegan

No matter where you are in the world, finding a vegan option is easier than ever before. Vegan cafes and restaurants are popping up all over the place! It really is an exciting part of travelling in 2020 with more ways to eat healthy and affordable food available. Check this adorable vegan travel book by Lonely Planet available in an e-book to save on paper!

Plant-based cooking is simple and healthy. If you are shopping for everyday essential food items, you might be surprised at how much money you can save and the meals you can create. For cooking inspiration from humble ingredients, the beautifully written book Hummus will sit perfectly on any coffee table. Cooking simple affordable vegan meals from around the world is a wonderful way to feel like you are 'travelling from home!

Buy Eco-Friendly Products

An amazing variety of Eco-friendly products are available on the market and the best part is that they are affordable! A cleaning product for your home that is friendly to the earth and your health is a wonderful way to remain as sustainable as possible whilst living at home.

Check out the following ideas and try and order local whenever possible to support small businesses and our community members via their online stores. Most of these suggestions are simple ideas that you can do just by choosing the most environmentally friendly option when you shop. By choosing plastic-free products you are already making a positive choice.

Bathroom Ideas

Shampoo bars This brand is vegan and cruelty free plus each purchase helps a person on the street take a shower with their mobile bathrooms The Right To Shower

Stainless steel reusable razor set for couples

Eco Bamboo toothbrush