Here at Thelma & Louise Club we believe that little changes in our daily lives can have a big impact on the environment, to others' attitudes to sustainable living, and to our beautiful world. We want our legacy to be a still-wonderful world for the next generation of travellers to explore and find joy in.
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- ActiveGal: “I try to live sustainably and most recently I've taken to traveling with my steripen to sterilize tap water. I initially bought it to purify the lake and river waters of Canada when backcountry camping. I now bring it with me traveling and it has served me well on a two month wander through Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda as well as a recent month long journey drinking India's tap water. They work and save much plastic.”
- LazyL: “I travel with an empty water bottle and just refill it as I go along. Obviously, in places where the water might be questionable, a small bottle of iodine pills or carrying a filtering water bottle are a good idea! To boot, eons ago I got a water bottle "leash" from Disneyland, so I'm happy to bring that along too so "carrying" means slipping it over my shoulder and leaving my hands free.”
- Molly2kit: “I always bring a reusable cloth shopping bag with me and use it for any purchases I make while out for the day. Saves a few plastic bags.”
- Emma_Travel: “I've recently switched from shampoo, conditioner and shower gels in plastic bottles to getting them all in bar form. Lush make some good ones and they sell handy travel cases for them too. The conditioner I've tried isn't quite right for me (I need to experiment some more) but the shampoo and shower cleanser are lovely - they smell gorgeous and lather up beautifully. (Not sure if Lush is UK/Europe only, but figure there must be equivalents around the world...)”
- LazyL: “I travel with one soap: a 2-ounce refillable bottle of Dr Bronner's liquid natural (love the Lavender). I use it for hair, body, and clothes, and because a very little goes a long way, 2 ounces can last me almost two weeks. If you're flying, bring two 2-ounce bottles to double that time. So my only liquids are my Dr B, toothpaste, and a small refillable jar of face cream (makeup is all natural powder only).”
- Emma_Travel: “I just watched this video by Charles Darwin’s great-great grandson about going meat-free for just one day a week. I already eat meat less than 5 times a week, on average, but it's made me think about cutting down more, and that’s a habit that’s easy (and budget friendly) to take with me when I travel.”