Traveling costs. It costs you as well as your environment. Consequently, there has been a new wave of consciousness around the globe. One that needs to spread far a wide. It is the green way to travel. There are many ways to indicate that a trip is an environment friendly one. There is eco-tourism, eco-friendly travel, eco-conscious travel, sustainable travel, responsible travel. Eco means concerning the environment. And therefore green travel is essentially friendly to the environment. So when one talks about green travel, it gives a vague idea of what the trip is like. One would travelers who walk short distances, do not litter, save energy, save water and conserve the environment while doing so.
There is in fact, a deeper meaning to this term. It also implies that one must understand and appreciate ecological, cultural and social entities exclusive to the travel destination. A good traveler is the one who not only explores, but understands and respects too. The cultural and social differences to a place are its essence. Green travel implies that one must spare a thought for the next traveler as well. Since there is a today, there will be a tomorrow. And there will be a trip tomorrow.
Another aspect is sustainability. Any ecological or biological entity we encounter, either in transit or at our destination should be preserved for the future. Everything from money, vegetation, water and minerals need to be used wisely and economically. One can also look towards improving the ecological conditions of the travel destination. One must not only avoid making negative changes but also try and make some positive ones! This includes planting trees, supporting the population and trying to find new alternatives to conserve fuel and water while on the go. To sum it up, green travel means to preserve, to appreciate and to support.