Booking a minivan rental from Carl’s Van Rentals means you’re looking for both an affordable and eco-friendly way to travel around Orlando, FL. Minivans are a great way to give your family plenty of space and reduce the amount of time you spend at the fuel pump. When you use less gas, you put less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, making minivans an easy choice for your rental. Still, there are other ways you can boost being eco-friendly during your trip.

3 Tips to Be Eco-Friendly While Traveling

1. Pack Reusable Water Bottles

One of the biggest expenses for any trip is the number of plastic water bottles people tend to buy while traveling. Staying hydrated during your trip is important and can help keep you and your family from experiencing heat-related illnesses while enjoying the Florida sun. However, purchasing plastic bottles isn’t budget- or eco-friendly. So, choose to pack your own reusable water bottles for your trip. This way, everyone can stay hydrated while avoiding plastic waste that ends up in our landfills and oceans.

2. Unplug Your Home

Before you head out to pick up your minivan rental from our lot, make sure you unplug electronics and non-essential appliances around your home. Even if you’re not going to be home to use these items, they can still soak up energy from the power grid. Unplugging them will keep your home eco-friendly while you’re away and give you peace of mind to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. 

3. Pack Light

We’ve all been in that boat where one family member packs too much for a long weekend, or we might even have been that family member. When you’re packing for your trip, pack as light as possible. If you haven’t worn a dress or used a bottle of lotion in the past six months, you’re likely not going to need it for your trip. Furthermore, packing just one suitcase instead of two will lighten the load for your minivan, which means it will also save on fuel consumption.

Enjoy Our Eco-Friendly Van Rentals

 Whether you’re coming into Orlando, FL, for all the great attractions or to visit family and friends, Carl’s Van Rentals can get you to your destination. Our affordable and eco-friendly minivans have enough room for all of your kids, their friends, and your luggage. Need more room? We’ve also got affordable 12-passenger vans, Sprinter vans, and SUVs. To reserve your eco-friendly rental, call us today at (407) 856-8866