Keeping sustainability top of mind

  • Bring a reusable water bottle, plus a water filter (or water-filtration water bottle!) if tap water isn’t drinkable in your destination.
  • Reduce waste by avoiding single-use plastics as much as possible.
  • Use your new EF backpack to carry items you purchase instead of taking a plastic or paper bag from the store or vendor.
  • To actively participate in conservation or reforestation efforts around the globe, consider participating an EF Service Learning tour for your next adventure.

Always reuse and recycle when possible

  • Travel with a reusable water bottle.
  • Avoid extra printing by opting for digital documents whenever possible and recycle necessary paperwork.
  • Bring recyclables and trash back to your hotel if you can’t find any proper waste receptacles when out for the day.
  • Reuse hotel towels and turn the lights off when you leave your room.

Limit your impact with what you pack

  • Pack your own toiletries and grooming products.
  • Use environmentally friendly beauty products (soap, shampoo, etc.) that don’t pollute local water streams.
  • Apply reef-safe sunscreen when swimming in the ocean.
  • Bring your own headphones to use on the plane.