Green Youth Movement
Travel Green

Travel Green

The greening of the travel industry-whether away for business or pleasure is now required.

Here are some tips to help you choose where to spend your travel dollar and green-up your trip:

  • Greening your travel starts even before you leave home by unplugging unused appliances, turning down the thermostat of the hot water heater, adjusting your AC/heater thermostat and stopping your newspaper.
  • Book flights electronically and book flights with airlines that recycle the waste created when serving food and beverages to passengers.
  • Book your guestrooms and meeting rooms with hotels that are clearly interested in protecting our environment, and let management know that's why you chose their hotel.
  • Participate in the hotel recycling programs by placing recyclables in appropriate bins.
  • When you leave your hotel room, turn off the AC/heat, lights, TV and radio and close the drapes.
  • Eat at organic restaurants that serve healthy food.
  • Try to incorporate “Car-Free” days into your trip. Use public transportation when available or when renting is needed.
  • If renting a car is necessary, rent from places where hybrid and low-emission vehicles are available.
  • Carry a water bottle and refill as needed and try to avoid carry-out.
  • Buy local products; talk to local people, and enjoy your time.
















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