Green Away From Home

September 3, 2008 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

So you thought being green at home is challenging? Try being on holidays and finding sustainable choices for your getaway without taking the fun out of being away. On a recent holiday, I have to admit we were finding it difficult to try stay on our green path. We were fortunate enough to be staying at a wonderful vacation house that had ample recycling and allowed us the run of the house. Here are some things that we did to minimize our footprint:

  • Reused our towels
  • Brought our own water bottles to use
  • Utilized the dishes and cooking facilities to prepare our meals (this was a cost-saver as well!)
  • Took public transit to explore the city
  • Took advantage of the green space in the city to have a wonderful picnic
  • Walked to attractions that were close enough
  • Bought organic and local produce
  • Planned multiple destinations and attractions to minimize driving

Although we haven’t turned into full fledged eco-tourists yet we are definitely more conscious of our footprint in whichever city we visit. Plan ahead and check out your destinations to see what options they offer for sustainabilty.

What tips do you have for being greener travelers?

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