Make Your Next Vacation an Ecofriendly One

Sustainability isn’t black and white. You can still travel in style and be ecofriendly. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Transportation, destination, and lodging. All these elements and more come to mind when you plan a trip to remember. However, one factor usually falls through the cracks of even the most detailed of itineraries: sustainability. While the tourism industry as a whole isn’t known for being the most environmentally friendly, every vacation you take doesn’t have to make you feel guilt-ridden. That’s because sustainability isn’t black and white. Taking small steps and making mindful choices within your control makes a difference.

If you’re unsure of where to start, why not look into where you’ll be staying? Rather than standard lodging options, consider an eco-resort. When you opt for an eco-resort, you can travel to a new place while prioritizing environmental sustainability. For example, eco-resorts may provide eco-friendly toiletries, fewer disposable items, locally sourced food, and more. These facilities do the job of minimizing your impact for you, so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about each and every way you could be a more sustainable guest. Learn more about eco-resorts, plus top places to stay, with this helpful graphic. 

About Laura Newcomer
Laura Newcomer is a consultant for Say Insurance. She is a writer, editor, and educator with multiple years of experience working in the environmental and personal wellness space. Formerly Senior Editor at the health site Greatist, Laura now lives and works in Pennsylvania. Her writing has been published on Washington Post, TIME Healthland, Greatist, DailyBurn, Lifehacker, and Business Insider, among others. An avid outdoorswoman, she can often be found hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and tending to her garden.

2 Responses to Make Your Next Vacation an Ecofriendly One

  1. Debra Gilmore says:

    Jathan and Heather,
    I always read your posts but I don’t always send a comment. I hope this finds you both doing well and I will call!

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