Thoughts for Eco-friendly Vacations

By WEF Eco
Posted June 18, 2014 

 

Summer is here, and so is vacation time. When traveling, there are lots of things you can do to protect the environment and have a good time with minimal effort. For example, depending on where you are staying and for how long, find out if there are local farmers markets where you could stock up on seasonally-prime, fresh produce. It’s always helpful to know about local public transportation, including shuttle buses to the beach. Bicycle rentals are an easy and cheap way to get around—plus you get some exercise in, you avoid having to look for parking, and you get to spend more time outside exploring your temporary neighborhood.

 

When choosing your destination, it’s important to look for eco-conscious hotels and rentals, and if possible, pick a place that is more centric, to avoid having to drive everywhere you go. It almost goes without saying that activities like putt putt golfing, walking tours, even flying kites in the park can all lighten your impact on the environment. And here’s an idea: keep your money, and use refillable water bottles. Spend the money you save on ice cream cones and boardwalk fries.

 

On the other hand, the benefits of ‘staycations’, where you stay at home and save some money, are plentiful and environmentally beneficial. Not only do you avoid the stress of packing and traveling, you can check out all those local places you have been meaning to visit and just never did. This could include day trips to nearby towns, visits to historical parks and museums, wineries, hiking trails – the options are endless, all while saving on C02 emissions!

 

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 Ideas for protecting the environment while traveling from the WEF Eco team.

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Thoughts for Eco-friendly Vacations

By WEF Eco
Posted June 18, 2014 

 

Summer is here, and so is vacation time. When traveling, there are lots of things you can do to protect the environment and have a good time with minimal effort. For example, depending on where you are staying and for how long, find out if there are local farmers markets where you could stock up on seasonally-prime, fresh produce. It’s always helpful to know about local public transportation, including shuttle buses to the beach. Bicycle rentals are an easy and cheap way to get around—plus you get some exercise in, you avoid having to look for parking, and you get to spend more time outside exploring your temporary neighborhood.

 

When choosing your destination, it’s important to look for eco-conscious hotels and rentals, and if possible, pick a place that is more centric, to avoid having to drive everywhere you go. It almost goes without saying that activities like putt putt golfing, walking tours, even flying kites in the park can all lighten your impact on the environment. And here’s an idea: keep your money, and use refillable water bottles. Spend the money you save on ice cream cones and boardwalk fries.

 

On the other hand, the benefits of ‘staycations’, where you stay at home and save some money, are plentiful and environmentally beneficial. Not only do you avoid the stress of packing and traveling, you can check out all those local places you have been meaning to visit and just never did. This could include day trips to nearby towns, visits to historical parks and museums, wineries, hiking trails – the options are endless, all while saving on C02 emissions!

 

Posted by Jonathan Byus at 06/18/2014 10:51:51 AM | 


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