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TRAVEL IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY
Tips and advice for travelers who want to travel in a sustainable way
TIPS WHEN IN NATURE
FOLLOW RULES IN PARKS AND WILD AREAS
In parks, natural reserves, and the likes, you'll find sets of rules to follow. Those rules were made to assure that the beauty you are witnessing will be guaranteed to future generations.
DON'T BUST THE CRUST
Moab’s microbiotic soil is covered with living things like fungi, lichens, and mosses that help the desert retain moisture other species need to survive. It can take hundreds of years to recover from a single footprint, which is why it’s so important to stay on established trails.
RESPECT THE ROCKS
While it’s tempting to get up-close and personal with Moab’s dinosaur tracks, rock art, and other historical wonders, doing so can cause irreversible damage to sites that can never be replicated.
LEAVE NO TRACE
To stimulate our clients' self-consciousness about tourism impacts, trying to "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time” in the visited places concerning the environment.
TIPS FOR OHV/UTV
DON'T THINK YOU CAN DRIVE THROUG TOWN - STREET LEGAL
Utah is unique in that you can drive street-legal ATVs and UTVs through town and directly to trailheads. To preserve this privilege it is vital to be respectful of local residents by observing local speed limit and traffic laws. To prevent excessive noise, always remember to throttle down your vehicle and drive slowly through residential neighborhoods.
SHARING IS CARING
On your ride, there’s a chance you’ll encounter full-size vehicles, motorcycles, mountain bikers, dog walkers, horseback riders, and more. Make sure to keep your speed manageable and minimize dust so other trail users can enjoy Moab’s epic views.
TIPS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
BRING A REUSABLE DRINKING BOTTLE
Plastic pollution is a worldwide problem: Buying a big water bottle to drink instead of many small bottles is already good. Having a refillable flask /jug/bottle would be the best: Many hotels and restaurants provide drinking water dispensers where you can refill your container for free, making it easy to reduce plastic waste.
You actually paid for those toiletries provided in your hotel bathroom. If your toothbrush is still good, take it with you instead of opening a new one in the next hotel. If you just used half of a shampoo/soap bottle, take it with you.
SAVE ELECTRICITY AND WATER
Reduce energy consumption, unplug your mobile phone charger, turn off the lights, etc.
Conserve water. Take shorter showers… the average hotel guest uses over 300 liters of water per night! In a luxury hotel, it is approximately 1800 liters!
YOU ARE A GUEST
Educate yourself about the place you are visiting and the people – you are their guest.
Travel off-season if you can … better prices and less crowded
Ask your accommodation provider (hotel, guest house, lodge) about their sustainability practices – do they compost? Recycle? Have fair labor laws? Have an environmental policy?
TIPS FOR SMOKERS
Remember that a cigarette filter tip can take 18 months to 10 years to decompose; always dispose of them properly in a trash bin or bring your own portable ash tray, better yet.
Support the local economy. Buy locally-made souvenirs, eat at local restaurants – enjoy the local culture!
REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG
Carry your own shopping bag to avoid contributing to the plastic problem in many countries of the world.
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