Choosing to live sustainably can bring numerous benefits for both the environment and personal well-being.
At A-FOLD, we know how important it is not to let our guard down and to continue, or take the opportunity to start, implementing sustainable behaviors even on vacation.
So let’s share a short decalogue of 8 tips for a sustainable holiday that you might find useful this summer.
If you are leaving, disconnect from the sockets unnecessary appliances, television or any electronic equipment that could waste electricity unnecessarily.
No disposable products.
Try to avoid disposable products. Especially in summer, when it’s important to drink plenty of water, remember to take your water bottle with you!
Moderate air conditioning.
It’s not always possible to avoid using air conditioning: to limit the impact use the dehumidifier mode and set the timer to use it only when really necessary. In parallel, try to cool the rooms in a more natural way, using, for example, some plants that, through the process of transpiration, can purify the air and lower the temperature by a few degrees.
Outdoor sport is ok.
If you are a sportsman who does not give up physical activity even on vacation, remember that a sport can be considered sustainable when it makes a significantly reduced impact on the environment. In general, then, this includes all outdoor sports without the use of mechanical means or tools. In addition to running or beach volleyball, you can carve out a space at home, perhaps under a porch, to do exercises in contact with the surrounding nature. A-FOLD prefabricated foldable wooden houses equipped with verandas can be the ideal solution for practicing sports surrounded by nature.
Leave the car parked.
Try to use bicycles or walking to get around, avoiding emissions from cars or other means as much as possible. You will also be able to fully enjoy the scenery or the city around you!
Always try to turn off the water when brushing your teeth and hands, and whenever possible avoid rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Using cooking water-unsalted-to water plants is a good compromise for redundancies in the kitchen.
Don’t waste food.
On vacations, try to buy seasonal fruits such as strawberries, watermelon, apricots, cantaloupe, peaches and others. Remember to store them properly and use salvage recipes when they are now too ripe.
Don’t abandon waste.
Whatever your vacation destination, remember not to contaminate nature with your waste. If there is no possibility of disposing of it in the appropriate containers, collect it temporarily in a bag, which you will throw away at the first useful opportunity. If you find trash abandoned by others, with the right hygiene precautions, you can help keep your environment unharmed and perhaps continue to enjoy it for years to come.