But we’re not here to point fingers. Because we know that for every pointed finger, three are pointing back at us. Besides, there are plenty of good reasons why most of us have been slower at adopting sustainable choices in our vacation habits than in our daily lives.
For one, it requires even more research than usual to come across good sustainable alternatives, when it comes to traveling. But the main reason is probably that when we are on vacation, we simply don’t want too much of a hassle. Instead, we allow ourselves to pretend that for this short period of time, we are living in a world with no climate change or biodiversity loss. We justify this illusion by telling ourselves that we are actually doing pretty good the rest of the year, so it should be alright to take a short timeout from worrying about all the problems in the world.
Then we’re sorry to break it to you. But being good 350 days a year is no longer good enough. Climate change, wildlife extinction, glacier melting, natural resources depletion, biodiversity loss, deforestation, droughts etc. are also happening the two weeks you are kicking back in your beach lounger sipping margaritas.
However, these brands are not the major players in the industry. And like Easygoing, they are often fairly new and therefore a bit difficult to find, unless you take your time and do the research, or you’re so lucky that likeminded friends share their research with you.
In that spirit we have done some investigation and found some cool brands that can make it a lot easier for you to put your actions where your mouth is, the next time you go traveling.
It’s important to say that these are by no means the only brands out there helping you make sustainable vacation and travel choices. It’s just some of the coolest we have come across. So, if you know another cool brand, you think deserves a shout out, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
- Team Easygoing