QUIZ: What’s Your Sustainable Travel IQ?

Posted on June 8, 2017 by MichaelaSGuzy

Know Before You Go

The sustainable travel topics we cover at OhThePeopleYouMeet (OTPYM) range from sustainably supporting the communities in which you are visiting, the best eco-chic hotels, wildlife conservation and extremely hard hitting topics like human trafficking.

As the founder of OTPYM and TripSavvy’s Sustainable Travel Expert, I’ve been committed to doing my research in advance of my trips and trying to make the most sustainable and responsible decisions as it relates to my travel.  Even I, a seasoned traveler operating within the travel and media industries, have made innocent mistakes along the way.

Learn What You Can Do About It

I’ve crafted this fun quiz to determine your sustainable travel IQ and provided 5 of our original videos as clues. Each video showcases different pitfalls that even the very best intentioned travelers can walk right into. We all make mistakes, but it’s up to you, to do your homework in advance and ask the right questions. Personal accountability is paramount. Just because it’s an NGO doesn’t mean that it’s a sustainable operation. Think about it.

I know…it’s hard, cute kids and baby lions. I’ve fallen for it too and I’ve realized the impact that my decisions had on the very people, places and animals I was intending to help. I hope you get a perfect score, but even more so, I hope you learn something and share with others so we can all do our part in making the world a better place.

Let’s Get Started!

 


 
Click above image to unlock your video clue

 

Question #1


 

So you've just visited the UNESCO site of Siem Reap, Cambodia and you see school children asking you to come see their performance at their orphanage in the middle of a week day. Would you:


 
Hint: the above image contains video clues!

 

Question #2


 

You cashed in your points and got an upgrade at the super chic Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver. Being a socially conscious consumer, before ordering the gourmet sushi at the lobby bar you:​


 


 
Click on the fishie and he may just share a clue with you!

 

Question #3


 

You want to go snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Would you:


 
Click on the pic of Cecil the lion and he'll reveal more

 

Question #4


 

You are on an epic trip across South Africa. Your guide suggests you visit a Lion Research Center that discovered the recessive white gene and you get to play with baby lion cubs and walk with teenage lions. Would you:


 
OTPYM's Founder will share insider tips if you click on the image for her video message

 

Question #5


 

Like your friends at OhThePeopleYouMeet, you love meeting local people. While planning your next trip you: