Sustainability Resources for Travelers

Helping you be a more responsible guest abroad

Your sustainability home base.

Ahh… everything in one place

Get started with the basics and then dive deeper when you’re ready. Even starting with small changes can help make you a more sustainable traveler.


1. Sustainability Resources: Get Started

Take a quiz, get packing tips, books, and travel documents, find a sustainable destination, understand travel advisories, and more.

Assistance at your fingertips to help you be a responsible tourist.

Pop Quiz

What’s your baseline understanding of the carbon footprint of tourism? This quiz from Sustainable Travel International will test you!

Take Quiz

Free Packing List

Our sustainable packing list is downloadable, reusable, and checkboxable. More than just a list – it explains why items are sustainable, too.

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Travel Books

We’ve curated sustainable travel books, as well as books that inspire us to travel! See our lists on – a benefit corporation. Affiliate partner.

Let’s Read

Green Destinations

Find special destinations that have one or more “green” awards or certifications, as designated by Green Destinations, a nonprofit foundation.

Discover Destinations

Pack for a Purpose

Save some space in your luggage to bring welcomed items to communities in your destination. Pack for a Purpose is a 501(c)3 non-profit company.

Get Packing

Travel Documents

As featured on BBC, iVisa can help you with visas, passports, health documents, travel requirements, and more. Affiliate partner.

Get your Visa Approved

Be an Anti-Racist Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler has put together this must-read list of questions to ask yourself to be a more mindful traveler.

Be Anti-Racist

Sustainable Travel Apps

GLP Films has compiled a list of eight travel apps that can help you be more sustainable on the go.

See the Apps

Travel Advisories by Country

Check country-specific travel restrictions and advisories according to the US government.

Check a destination

2. Sustainability Resources: Dive Deeper

A glossary of sustainable travel terms, a tourism data dashboard, and an annual sustainable travel report. 

Helpful info and handy links for inquisitive sustainable travelers.

50+ Sustainable Tourism Terms

Rooted has tons of resources for travelers, such as this clear-cut guide of terms to help us keep all the definitions straight.

Get the free glossary

Tourism Data Dashboard

If you love analytics, head to the UN World Tourism Organization’s dashboard covering all kinds of industry metrics. If you need even more research & data, check out their vast e-library.

Take me to the dashboard

Sustainable Travel Report publishes a report collating feedback from over 30K respondents in 32 countries. It’s a helpful pulse on trends and preferences.

See the most recent (2022) report

Tourism Facts

1 in 10

Supports 1 in 10 jobs* (1)


Contributes 10% to global GDP* (2)


Sustainable travel is important to 81% of travelers (3)


The tourism workforce is 54% female (4)

Earthsider Blog

Visit our blog for insightful posts about destinations, experiences, travel tips, and more – all through the lens of sustainability.

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Climate Impact

Resources to help you offset or remove your carbon footprint from traveling.

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Evaluating Partners

Curious how we vet our sustainable tour operators? Check this page out to see our process of inviting companies to join our platform.

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Have Questions?



We provide information based on research & data. 

(1) World Travel & Tourism Council – Economic Impact Report*The 1/10 jobs metric is pre-pandemic and based on 333M tourism jobs. Tourism jobs dropped to 271M in 2020 and increased to 289M in 2021.

(2) World Travel & Tourism Council – Economic Impact Report. *The 10% GDP contribution is pre-pandemic. GDP contribution was 5.3% in 2020 and 6.1% in 2021.

(3) – 2022 Sustainable Travel Report

(4) United Nations World Tourism Organization – Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition