Vacation

11 ways to Green Your Vacation

Getting to your dream destination devours fossil fuels, hotels guzzle enough energy to light a small city, and tourist-related pollution often wreaks major eco-havoc on fragile ecosystems and urban areas alike. Sound grim? The good news is that solutions exist to green your next getaway.

  1. Take a vacation close to home

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    Play it low key this year and enjoy some R&R close to home. Cutting back on travel will help the planet and your wallet.

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  2. Save energy at home while you travel

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    Give your appliances a break while you're away. Unplug appliances, electronics, lights, and other energy wasters and prepare to save on your next business trip or getaway.

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  3. Travel by train or bus

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    Even if you're logging significant miles, bus and train travel are climate-friendly alternatives to putting the pedal to the metal or winging it.

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  4. Take a sustainable vacation

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    Wherever you wander (down city streets or jungle paths), sustainable travel ensures that you minimize your eco-footprint while also protecting local cultures and economies.

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  5. Choose a green hotel

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    Many hotels are going green—and encouraging guests to do the same. Even if you can’t book an eco-lodge, there are ways to green your stay all on your own.

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  6. Choose an eco-friendly cruise

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    Setting sail doesn't have to harm the oceans or planet. Opt for a low-impact sailing voyage, a smaller cruise ship, or book with a cruise line that's working to reduce waste and conserve energy.

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  7. Fly on airlines with sustainable policies and practices

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    From recycling to carbon offsets to energy-efficient airplanes, some airlines are promoting policies that mitigate air travel’s environmental impacts. Find out if your frequent flyer miles are flying green!

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  8. Buy carbon offsets

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    Whether you trek to Nepal or drive upstate for a weekend getaway, offsetting your travel-related carbon emissions means you enjoy a carbon neutral trip while supporting eco-friendly projects.

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  9. Take an eco-volunteer vacation

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    Care for endangered gibbons in Thailand or clean up a Hawaiian beach. Volunteer vacations let you take in the world's most exotic sites—and leave behind some green after you've gone.

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  10. Drive a green rental car

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    Many car rental agencies now offer greener, more fuel-efficient options, including hybrid, electric, and biodiesel cars.

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  11. Hire a green limo or car service

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    The next time you travel, enlist an eco-friendly limo or car service to tame your carbon footprint even if you're just shuttling back and forth from airport to hotel.

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Comments

03/29/2010
2:21am
Susandavis

There are so many iPhone travel apps out there today it can be confusing. Call me old-fashioned, but in my opinion there is nothing more effective than using a good travel guide. Before a trip it is always best to check out an online <a href="http://www.Dozentravel.com">travel guide</a> like http://www.twitter.com/dozentravel. There are now so many iPhone travel apps on the market that people will stop looking at the scenery and enjoying their vacation, instead they'll be using their smartphone to find out info, text, check emails, flight news and whatever else. We managed quite well without travel apps and iphones.

04/13/2010
1:59pm
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