OCS & Sustainability

At Carleton, we strive to integrate sustainability into our thinking and actions, both on and off-campus. While study abroad presents an opportunity to enhance our understanding of different ways of living and reflect on our own positions of privilege and efficacy, it can also contribute to deleterious environmental effects: international flights emit greenhouse gases and high traffic tourist destinations concentrate local resource consumption. As a responsible student abroad, you should gain an awareness of your destination and the impact your presence has on the local community and environment, and then attempt to minimize these negative impacts. No matter your destination, here are some tips for sustainable travel abroad:

Resources for Sustainable Travel

Transitions Abroad article

Responsible Travel Report

Global Footprint Network

Grace Communications Foundation

The International Ecotourism Society

Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism

Ecotourism vs. Sustainable Tourism

Eco and Sustainable Tourism