It’s the summer travel season -- where will you travel or not travel this summer?
Either way, here are a few tips on keeping your traveling and adventures green:
Carry your own stainless steel reusable water bottle to avoid BPA and wasteful plastic. You can refill it pretty much anywhere and not using plastic is more eco-friendly than recycling plastic.
Eat locally and sustainably whenever you can. The Eat Well Guide is a great place to see what might be along your travel path or in your local area as well as Local Harvest is a great resource to find Farmer’s Markets in any given area by zip code.
Do your homework before you travel. Consider staying somewhere green like an ecolodge or campground. Or if you’re staying in a hotel, you have the option to have your sheets and towels changed each day or not at all during your stay. Not changing them each day saves water and energy.
Consider Eco-friendly activities like a national park, beaches or trying out eco tourism.
Before a road trip, make sure you have your car checked out for proper maintenance. Accurately inflated tires, topped off fluid levels and a full gas tank will be sure to get your road trip off to a good green start.
Consider a staycation. Staying in your own city this summer and doing fun things you never do could save tons of money on gas, lodging and food while allowing you to enjoy your city in a whole new way close to home.
Have a great summer!