5. Minimize the impact of your summer travels.
Travel by bike or mass transit when you can. Obviously, if you get the opportunity to travel far distances, this may not work and that’s totally understandable! Most forms of travel will produce emissions that contribute to climate change. To minimize your impact, try to choose a destination closer to home or one you can reach by transport other than plane. If you are flying, try to choose a direct flight as multiple takeoffs and landings will expend more fuel. Wherever you decide to go, make sure to respect the local environment! Stay on trails and public footpaths, don’t remove plants or feed animals, avoid souvenirs that come from endangered plants or animals, and of course, never litter!