Helping you be a more responsible traveler
This is your sustainability home base.
Ahh… everything in one place
Treat this as a directory to help you on your sustainable travel journey.
1. For Travelers
Take a quiz, get packing tips, books, & travel documents, find a sustainable destination, get specific travel advice, & more.
2. For Tour Operators
Declare a climate emergency, discover different certifications (B Corp, Travelife, GSTC), and find inspiration for new ways to be sustainable.
3. For Everyone
A glossary of sustainable travel terms, data (dashboards & reports), travel advisories, a carbon offset webinar, and other green ideas.
1. For travelers
Assistance at your fingertips to help you be a responsible tourist.
What’s your baseline understanding of the carbon footprint of tourism? This quiz from Sustainable Travel International will tes you!
Free Packing List
Our sustainable packing list is downloadable, reusable, and checkboxable. More than just a list – it explains why items are sustainable, too.
We’ve curated sustainable travel books, as well as books that inspire us to travel! See our lists on Bookshop.org – a benefit corporation. Affiliate partner.
Find special destinations that have one or more “green” awards or certifications, as designated by Green Destinations, a non profit foundation.
Pack for a Purpose
Save some space in your luggage to bring welcomed items to communities in your destination. This initiative is run by Pack for a Purpose, a 501(c)3 non profit company.
As featured on BBC, iVisa can help you with visas, passports, health documents, travel requirements, and more. Affiliate partner.
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.
Sustainable Travel Apps
GLP Films has compiled a list of eight wonderful travel apps that can help you be more sustainable on the go.
Tap into our private, free Earthsiders community to ask us your specific sustainable travel questions, receive exclusive discount codes, and more.
2. For tour operators
Maybe you’re already super sustainable, or maybe you’re just getting started. Here are some tools to help you continue to improve.
Keep raising the bar.
Good Tourism Institute
The GTI is ready to support tour operators in their quest to become even more sustainable.
B Corp Certification
Obtaining B Corp certification shows you want to use business for good and balance purpose with profit.
Global Sustainable Tourism Council
The GTSC’s hub for tour operators could inspire new actions for your company.
Join a growing number of tour operators, destinations, travel associations, and more in becoming more sustainable.
Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
Develop a climate action plan, publicly share your commitment, cut carbon emissions, work together, and advocate for change.
List of Sustainable Tourism Certifications
We’ve compiled a list of certifications, groups, and associations connected to sustainable travel.
3. For everyone
A little extra helpful info for those of you who are really committed!
Keep these links handy.
50+ Sustainable Tourism Terms
Rooted has tons of resources for both travelers and tour operators. We love their handy guide of terms to help us keep all the definitions straight.
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.
Sustainable Travel Report
Booking.com publishes a report collating feedback from over 20K travelers in over 22 different markets. It’s a helpful pulse on trends and preferences.
Travel Advisories by Country
Check country-specific travel restrictions and advisories according to the US government.
Demystifying Carbon Offsets
The Impact Travel Alliance hosted a fantastic 50-minute webinar about carbon offsets. Perfect if you’re new to this!
101 Sustainable Ideas
A goldmine of various projects working towards “better tourism” and aligning travel with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Tourism workforce is 54% female
Visit our blog for insightful posts about destinations, experiences, travel tips, and more – all through the lens of sustainability.
Resources to help you offset or remove your carbon footprint from traveling.
Curious how we vet our sustainable tour operators? Check this page out to see our process of inviting companies to join our platform.