Keeping It Green on Your Summer Vacation
Everyone deserves a vacation … and now there are more options than ever for Earthkeepers wanting their time away to be restful, relaxing and environmentally-considerate:
- Organizations like the International Ecotourism Society and the Green Hotels Association can help you locate environmentally-responsible destinations, lodges and tours around the world.
- Through sites such as Carbonfund.org, TerraPass.com and Carboncounter.org you can calculate the environmental impact of your travel, then compensate for that impact by purchasing carbon offsets.
- For one-stop shopping, many travel sites including Orbitz and Expedia now allow you to browse energy-efficient hotels, book hybrid rental cars and buy carbon offsets for your trip.
Even given the bounty of green travel options and resources, many are still finding it easier – and less expensive – to vacation in their own backyard. If you’re among those looking to get away from it all without really getting away, check out greenliving‘s rules for a successful “staycation” (rule #3 is our favorite).
Enjoy … and don’t forget your sunscreen.