Camping

8 ways to Green Your Camping

Eco-friendly camping is just like eco-friendly living: there's a lot to think about! From toilet habits to fire safety, you'll find all kinds of important and helpful green camping information here.

  1. Find sustainably managed campgrounds

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    An eco-camp will have recycling stations, provide sustainable electricity, and minimize toxic chemicals, too.

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  2. Practice Leave No Trace camping

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    With a little care and forethought, you can enjoy the great outdoors while keeping your environmental impact to a minimum.

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  3. Observe eco-friendly campfire safety rules

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    An expert outdoorsperson is one who leaves no trace of his or her activities.

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  4. Use a Leave No Trace toilet

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    Catholes, as they're known, are environmentally safe toilets.

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  5. Properly dispose of campsite trash

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    Carry out all your waste: make your campsite or travel route look as if no one was there.

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  6. Practice nontoxic cleaning methods while camping

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    It's best to forgo all dishwashing products in the wild. But if you must use one, seek out phosphate-free, biodegradable brands that don't pollute waterways.

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  7. Sustainably gather wildflowers and edible plants

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    Exercise a caretaker attitude—with care and knowledge, plant gathering can actually lessen environmental imbalances.

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  8. Serve eco-friendly food

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    Pack some green food for your next outdoor adventure, like organic produce and locally-made beer.

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