10 ways to Green Your Business travel
Living out of a suitcase is a way of life for many business people. But there are simple steps you can employ from your choice of hotel, rental car and even food choices on the road, that go a long way to cutting your eco-impact.
Go green by selecting a meeting "method" that doesn't involve travel such as phone or online conferencing.
Avoid the long security lines at the airport and book a ticket on a train or intercity bus. Your trip will leave a lower carbon footprint and you might even enjoy the slower pace.
From recycling to carbon offsets, some airlines are promoting policies that mitigate air travel’s environmental impacts. Find out if your frequent flyer miles are flying green!
Leverage your green business muscle when choosing corporate hotel partners. Gauge their eco-commitment and make it known that green matters to you and your employees.
Even the most energy-efficient business can't run emissions-free. For those inevitable emissions (from, say, winging it to Los Angeles or powering your office), there are carbon offsets to help you and your company get down to zero.
Think green and fuel-efficient the next time you're at the rental counter.
Opting for public transit instead of short-distance solo business driving means more passengers per vehicle and a smaller eco-travelprint.
Next time you meet clients for lunch or attend an off-site meeting, choose to self-propel. You'll enjoy the exercise, without gym fees, and reduce carbon emissions, too.
Whether you're going to the airport to catch a flight or shuttling to and from your hotel, hire an eco-friendly car service to get you there in green style.
If you're leaving behind an empty home, remember to unplug!