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Tips for a more sustainable mobility experience


  • Plan your travel well and scan all options carefully (e.g. bus, train).
  • Avoid air travel, if you can, and travel by land whenever possible. Especially avoid short-haul flights.
  • If you need to fly, fly non-stop.
  • Pack light; it also helps you avoid taking a taxi when you arrive.
  • Purchase carbon offsets to compensate CO2 emissions.
  • Don't print documents or tickets unless absolutely necessary.


  • Choose eco-friendly and sustainable accommodation (e.g. passive housing).
  • Make the most of your local surroundings in your host country instead of travelling far.
  • Walk or bike short distances and use public transport instead of taking a car or taxi.
  • Use a reusable bottle and avoid bottled water where tap water is safe to drink.
  • Use resources responsibly (water, electricity etc.).
  • Inform yourself about recycling options.
  • Purchase from local suppliers (e.g. farmers market).
  • Switch off A/C when not necessary.
  • Use trains and other public transportation when exploring the host country.
  • When travelling around, stay in eco-friendly accommodation and support sustainable tourism.

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