Travelling sustainably with the whole family

Travelling sustainably with the whole family

We believe that it is our responsibility to care for the earth so that it can meet the needs of today’s generation and those to come.  

In 2020, we launched our first sustainable baby carrier, Aerloom. 87% of the knit is made from post-consumer, recycled polyester yarn. In other words, each carrier reuses 26 recycled plastic bottles! Additionally, every collection is made in limited quantities to reduce waste and overstock. 

Beyond creating a practical product for parents to use in their everyday life, we have always seen an opportunity to help families get out, bond, and adventure together. 

Memories don’t just happen – they are made. 

Our carriers make adventure and travel accessible for families who might think getting outside and seeing the world is a thing of the past.  

Ergobaby’s commitment to sustainability is setting out to care for the earth and care for and inspire future generations of families. 

If you’re looking to travel more sustainably this year, we’ve got some tips for you! 

Tips for Sustainable Travel 

1.Book Sustainable

Sites like calculate your carbon footprint per night and help you choose more eco-friendly accommodations as well as options that give money back into the local economy wherever you’re going. 

Support accommodations and businesses that are implementing sustainable practices and seek out local experiences to make sure you’re giving money back into the local economy and not just supporting touristy revenues. 

2. Pack Consciously

Use zero-waste products and reusable items. Water bottles, cutlery, food containers etc…all add up.  

Use eco-friendly toiletries like reusable makeup removers, toothpaste tabs, bar soaps and more to avoid using the single-use hotel amenities. 

3. Choose an alternative mode of travel

Airplanes are going to be one of the worst as far as modes of transportation goes, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.  

Trains, as a form of travel, emit the lowest levels of greenhouse gases and pollutants and they offer a great opportunity for slow travel where you can take in the landscape, read, and even walk around which is very helpful with kids!  

If you’re driving, consider sites where you can carpool or rent cars that are environmentally friend. 

Once you’ve arrived at your destination, find eco-friendly ways to enjoy the city like biking, walking, or taking public transit. 

4. Stay awhile

Wherever you choose to go, consider staying awhile! Not only will this reduce the travel required, but it’s a great way to get to know the local culture and give back to the residents. 

Choosing eco-friendly accommodations is a great way to travel sustainably, but sometimes hotels are the best option. If you have to stay in a hotel, here are a few tips: 

  • Hang up your towels if they don’t need to be washed yet 
  • Leave the “do not disturb” sign on the door to reduce unnecessary washing and cleaning 
  • Turn off the AC

5. Stay Local

So many of us have yet to explore the places that are within hours of our own homes, let alone the places we actually live!  

National parks, marine sanctuaries, and other protected areas are all across the globe and play an important role in protecting our planet’s natural resources and biodiversity.  

Every year, millions of people visit these protected areas and generate lots of dollars in spending which helps fund conservation activities necessary to protect these areas.