How to be greener while on vacation this year
Staying green while on vacation can present quite the challenge, but it can be done.
With just a little preparation and know-how, you can have a more eco-friendly vacation that you can feel good about.
Hop in any of the popular travel sites out there and do some research. They all offer advice for just about any place you want to visit, and that includes eco-tourism, lodging and activities. You can also visit sites like Gogreentravel.com to get tips on how to travel in a sustainable way. These sites can all help you plan a vacation that suits your style without hindering your vacation fun.
Choose green lodging
Did you know that hotels can now obtain “green certifications”? This mean they have been certified environmentally friendly by the EPA, so before booking with any hotel as them if they have won any such awards or if they offer green options, like recycling.
Carpool or take a non-stop flight
If possible, choose a non-stop flight for travel to reduce carbon emissions. While on vacation, take public transportation, carpool, ride a bike, or walk to reduce your carbon footprint.
This is really simple to do- just get active outdoors by visiting national parks and participate in activities that support protecting the earth. When outdoors, take photos and leave footprints, but nothing else. In other words, protect the environment around you by not littering or taking natural objects.
For souvenirs, buy local or buy gifts that are made with recycled or reused materials. This supports green living and local communities.
Going Green On Vacation is a good thing!
It will make you feel better about taking your vacation and will help the environment as well. It’s a win/win. It’s important to take care of our Earth. It’s the only one we have!
Check out my other Earth Day posts and ways to help the Earth. You can find 10 activities that you can do with kids to help the Earth. This ones really important it’s 3 chemicals to get out of your house immediately. Or have you read 10 little things you can do to be a tiny bit greener! And let’s not forget going green while on vacation. Here’s a list of great homemade cleaning recipes that will help you clean and be green. Happy Earth Day!