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arm yourself with knowledge
To travel thoughtfully means to act with consideration for the impact we have on the environments and cultures we come into contact with. The  rst step is to become informed. Knowledge equips us to minimise our negative impacts and maximise our positive e ects.
☼ Research the challenges faced by the destinations you are visiting. For example, Nepal su ers from deforestation so choose to trek with an operation that doesn’t burn wood.
☼ Learn something new each time you travel and stretch your boundaries. For example, if your understanding of how your travel impacts on global warming is limited, you can seek guidance from a travel company that supports renewable energy projects around the world.
☼ By establishing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations set the world a challenge to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Visit and read Goals 8, 12 and 14, to learn more about the impact of tourism.

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