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Tag Archives: Eco-Friendly
With no universal guidelines on what qualifies as ‘eco’, it can be difficult to know if a tour operator, hotel or lodge truly fits the sustainability bill. Lonely Planet Traveller has picked out some of the handiest hints to help you figure out which companies are as good as their word. Here are the questions you should keep in mind when researching your travel plans.
1. Are their eco credentials in writing?
Genuinely ’green’ companies usually have a written statement covering their environmental, cultural and employment policies, often available on their website. If it’s not there, ask why.
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Taking an eco-friendly vacation can help you to do your part to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is generally released into the air when vacationing, thereby reducing your pollution and global warming impact. Other considerations include saving resources, supporting local people's livelihoods and ensuring that your footprint is smaller than it might otherwise be if you took a vacation without considering these things.
When planning an eco-friendly vacation, it's important to begin with your methods of transportation and the places you stay, such as hotels or resorts that practice green living methods, such as recycling and perhaps … Read the rest
The dawning of the commercial jet age in 1958 revolutionized travel. But at the same time, it made journeys less eco-friendly than in the days of ships, propeller and piston-engine aircraft, and other less fuel-intensive means of getting around. (See References 1) If you want to be an eco-friendly travel planner, you can find ways to blend jet-age convenience with responsibility to the planet. You might be surprised at how many options you have to maintain your "home" values of eco-friendliness on the road.
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Traveling is a great opportunity to see the world and experience other cultures. Whether you’re traveling domestically or going abroad, there’s always something to learn when leaving your comfort zone and seeing how people in other areas live.
Travel can also be a way to learn about protecting the environment. Parents traveling with children can use their trip to teach kids about how to travel in an eco-friendly way, while executives traveling on business also can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint while on the road. The following are a handful of tips for those people who want … Read the rest
Call us cranky, jealous of yesteryear’s freewheeling jet-setters, or just plain old-fashioned, but these days, “getting away from it all“ just doesn’t feel the same. Courtesy of 2008’s ADD-afflicted world of buzzing BlackBerries, text-messaging iPhones, and jangling Bluetooth headsets, even pleasure seekers can seldom afford to unplug from the grid.
With 71 percent of Americans determined to shrink their carbon footprint, but only 18 percent of the nation’s annual 2.5 million tons of consumer electronics waste being recycled, what’s today’s eco-enlightened traveler to do?Happily for those tired of getting the stink eye every time they innocently whip out their … Read the rest