International tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions. A recent study published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” completed a total life cycle assessment of tourism by calculating transportation, accommodation, food, souvenirs, infrastructure and other key factors. The study found global tourism creates 4.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually. Visitors traveling to the United States and citizens from the US traveling elsewhere are collectively responsible for one billion metric tons of CO2 per year. Looking to lower your impact? Ditch the plane for a train, take local public transportation, buy souvenirs from local artisans, carry a reusable water bottle and conserve water no matter where you’re traveling. How will you lower your footprint the next time you travel? ✈️ - Years Of Living Dangerously

International tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions. A recent study published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” completed a total life cycle assessment of tourism by calculating transportation, accommodation, food, souvenirs, infrastructure and other key factors. The study found global tourism creates 4.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually. Visitors traveling to the United States and citizens from the US traveling elsewhere are collectively responsible for one billion metric tons of CO2 per year. Looking to lower your impact? Ditch the plane for a train, take local public transportation, buy souvenirs from local artisans, carry a reusable water bottle and conserve water no matter where you’re traveling. How will you lower your footprint the next time you travel? ✈️