The latest trend on travel is to make conscious effort doing your part to save the environment. A few weeks ago, we had the chance to visit the city’s premier 5-star green resort and it was heart warming to see all those people supporting the green cause. Whether you opt for sun, sea, sand, or a ski summer holiday, having a clear environmental conscience makes you one seasoned, savvy, and stylish traveler. How to do your part then? Check out some of these tips:
1. Choose hotels and resorts that has been awarded green tourism or advocates eco-tourism. It is important to acknowledge their hard work in keeping their company and service eco-friendly. Some of the green hotels are built using sustainable materials and/or techniques, the use of alternative sources of energy, the prudent use of resources, the implementation of environmentally-friendly practices, and the creation of environmental programs to educate staff and guests.These unique destinations include Vanua Levu in Fiji Islands, Hotel Urnatur in Sweden, Broome Eco Beach in Australia, and Tenuta di Spannocchia in Siena, Italy.
2. If you travel by plane, offset your carbon emissions. Check out Climate Care which will calculate how much you need to pay to offset your emissions and then donate the money to sustainable projects across the world that counter the effects of CO2 emissions.
3. Go green with your holiday wardrobe. Look for eco-friendly products like clothing, swimsuits, sandals, and towels.
4. Opt for organic and eco-friendly skin care and cosmetic line to bring along with your travel. This way, pampering yourself is also as guiltless as the hotel you are staying. Check out inexpensive brands such as Yes To Carrots, Burt’s Bees, and Avalon Organics among others.
5. Travel with Goal Zero solar charger. Like any savvy traveler, you need to stay connected with online world. This brilliant solar power product can serve as iPhone Charger among others.
6. While touring a new city, opt to walk or ride a bike rather than hiring a cab. Or if your budget allows, rent for for an electric car.
7. Support local, economy way of life. Farmers markets are great places to shop, and ensure that the veggies you’re eating hot off the grill or mixed in a salad haven’t traveled thousands of miles just to reach your plate. That cuts down on the use of fossil fuels, which leads to significantly reduced levels of pollution and resource depletion over your typical tomato bought at the local supermarket.
How about you? What is your favorite way of greening your travels? Do share with us!
*This is a sponsored post for Goal Zero, however, all the points and views are my own.