When you think about it, airlines have a captive audience. There you are in the airplane cabin for up to 12 hours or more. The things they could teach you! Virgin Atlantic has noticed this and, as we have already written, is using the time productively.

That goes, too, for Virgin Atlantic’s tips on how to treat the world better. Here are some of the ways the airline suggests you can cut your carbon emissions and your bills.

Walk, cycle, or take the train instead of drive.

Pack light.

Eat vegetarian on board.

Rent a smaller car, or even an electric one, when you reach your destination.

And spend a penny before you fly (and they don’t mean the monetary kind). It can lighten the plane’s load!

(And if you have suggestions on how to make travel more sustainable, send them through to us.)