Helping You Keep Your Adventures Green!

The whole Veggie Vagabonds philosophy is that embracing the outdoors plays a MASSIVE part in creating a sustainable future

When you have an awesome time outside, you value the experience and start reconnecting with the natural world. And, that’s exactly what we need. The more people feeling connected to the environment, the more protection it’ll receive. 

For hikers, bikers, climbers, campers, cavers, paddlers, runners and anything in between, if want to help preserve the outdoor possibilities you love most, you’ve come to the right place. 

This is where you’ll find:

+ Tips on picking ethical outdoor gear and shopping sustainably

+ The wonders of embracing local possibilities

+ Advice on lowering your impact on the trail

+ Plus loads more cool stuff for making your adventures eco-friendly 

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Because small steps made together can actually make a world of difference, helping preserve these crazy places we roam and the experiences we live for. 

Take a read through the page to help keep your adventures green!

3 Ways to Make Your Adventures More Eco-friendly

Here’s a little snapshot of ways you can make a difference with your time outside. Many of them start before you’ve even left the front door, they’re pretty darn easy and often save you some wonga! 

Step 1: Opt for an Eco Adventure

Picking the right place, at the right time and embracing sustainable outdoor options is dead important. Not only can this help put less of a strain on over-visited locations but it’ll also help you avoid the crowds and discover lesser-known destinations – winning all around!

Below, you’ll find all the info you need to plan like a eco-pro and also loads of great low-impact adventure ideas

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Step 2: What You Pack Matters

With a few considerations beforehand, you can massively minimise your carbon footprint and waste outside. Another BIG thing to think about is your gear (you’ll find loads of information in the next section). 

We’ve got zero-waste guides, sustainable swaps and how to fill your backpack with only the right stuff

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Step 3: Your Actions Outside

Finally, the things you do in the wild can have the most immediate impact and be the most damaging. Fortunately, they’re also some of the easiest to fix, we’ll show you how. 

Tips for the trail, Leave No Trace Principles and outdoor advice – just a scroll away!

 

Check out the articles below to help you put these tips into practice

A sustainable hiking trip in the French Alps, Sous Dine

Sustainable Hiking Tips and Planning Guide

Everything you need to plan and go for hiking trips in the most eco-friendly way. Psst, it ain't hard and actually makes it more of an adventure!

Man backpacking with rucksack along a UK hiking trail

90+ Eco Friendly Adventure Ideas

A whole bunch of inspiration for adventures, outdoor challenges and experiences that have very little impact. Don't be fooled, they're pretty epic!

Eco camper sipping from mug

Eco Camping Tips for the Great Outdoors

When you're camping, you get to spend the night right in the heart of nature and the wild so it's especially important to be a respectful guest. Find out how in this article!

Girl backpacking above lake view

The Seven Leave no Trace Principles & How to Follow Them

Seven simple principles that can help you make your time outside more environmentally friendly. This article goes through all the steps!

NOW is the Time to Embrace Local Adventures

We're willing to bet there are a world of adventures on your doorstep you don't know about. This article is all about why you must seek them out!

Man drinking from reusable water bottle

9 Simple Zero Waste Adventure Tips for Outdoor Trips

Whether it's for hiking, biking, climbing or camping, these steps will help you cut down your waste and even save money!

Making Your Outdoor Gear More Sustainable

Embracing the outdoors can require a lot of equipment and that equipment can have a surprisingly big environmental impact. 

There are 3 steps that can help counter this:

1. Take care of your gear and give it the longest life possible

2. Only buy items when you need them and invest in good quality options

3. Buy responsibly, support ethical outdoor brands and opt for sustainable items

Our guides below can help…

Man backpacking in mountains

Ethical Outdoor Clothing and Sustainable Gear

The real cost of clothing, gear TLC, brands to support, chemicals to avoid and everything else you need to pick the best eco-friendly outdoor gear.

Hiker in French Alps

Eco-Friendly Gifts for Hikers and Adventurers

The right gifts can spark great things and inspire time spent outside. This is a list of eco-friendly options that will do both!

Man fixing bike

Outdoor Gear Repair and Maintenance YOU Can Do

Looking after your gear is one of the simplest ways to prolong its life. Not only does this limit heaps of waste but it also saves you lots of cash. In this article, we share all the tips you'll need for DIY gear repairs!

Man with sustainable backpack hiking through woods

10 Awesome Sustainable Backpacks & Buyer's Guide

A backpack is one of the most useful bits of outdoor gear you'll own. These are brilliant eco-friendly options for all types of adventures that you can wear with confidence!

Embracing Local Adventures and Sustainable Transport

Why is going local so important? First off, it’ll hugely cut down your emissions from driving or flying but it’ll also give you a new found appreciation for your neck of the woods. You’ll develop more of a connection with it and, ultimately, are more likely to protect it.

And here’s a little secret: you don’t need to traipse halfway across the world to find a thrilling outdoor experience. Heck, you don’t even need to leave the country. 

In 2017 we completely clipped our wings and that’s actually when the real adventures began, opening our eyes to a whole world of human-powered potential!

UK couple who stop flying and cycled around the world

Why We Decided to Stop Flying and Why YOU should think about it too

Did you know one long haul flight uses more carbon than the recommended amount for a year? This is why we committed to stop flying in 2017 and why YOU should think about it too!

How YOU Can make flying more sustainable

How YOU Can Make Flying more Sustainable

We understand that to completely stop flying might not be as easy for some people. If this is the case, make sure you fly as sustainably as possible with these easy tips.

Girl looking across the English Channel

England to Europe Without Flying: Eurostar Vs. Eurotunnel Vs. Ferry

It's actually extremely easy, and often cheaper, to get from the UK to Europe without flying. Then you've got half the world to explore without even touching a plane!

Focusing on making your adventures more eco-friendly doesn’t take much but it’s well worth the effort. And, let’s face it: as outdoor lovers it’s our responsibility and definitely in our own self-interests. 

Hopefully you found everything you need on this page but if not, you can find all of our Green Adventure articles here. For any more tips or advice, don’t hesitate to reach out on social media or drop us an email!

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