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Recyclebank and Green Your Vacation Challenge

This year, nearly 900 million tourists worldwide hit the roads, skies and seas in pursuit of some R&R. This takes a heavy toll on local ecosystems, water, air and wildlife. But greening your vacation doesn’t require a complete lifestyle upheaval; there are tons of simple changes you can make to your summer vacation (or staycation!) plans to reduce the impact on the environment.

July 11th

Agritourism Is A Win-Win Business

Recently there has been a significant amount of buzz circulating about eco-tourism and, more specifically, about agritourism. This buzz coincides with the renewed interest in farmers markets and consumers who are interested in once again becoming closer to their food. With outbreaks of E. Coli and Salmonella, who doesn’t want to know more about where their food comes from? […]

June 20th

Sweet Travel Company Takes Pride In Giving Back on Vacation

This weekend, LGBT communities and their allies across the country will gather to celebrate Pride with parades, parties and commemorations. With roots in New York’ City’s Stonewall Riots and the first Pride parades of 1970, Gay Pride celebrations have come to symbolize pride in sexual orientation and gender identity on a weekend of events recognized […]

June 25th

Climate Change Goals Target Cheap Airline Fares

With all eyes on Copenhagen hoping the world’s leaders will create a “meaningful and binding accord” on climate change, countries that have already set targets are realizing the harsh reality of how aviation affects these goals. As David Suzuki explains, “Although aviation is a relatively small industry, it has a disproportionately large impact on the […]

December 8th

Take an Active Vacation this Year

As summer winds down, it is not too early to start thinking about your next vacation. If being active is important to you there are plenty of great destinations around the world to choose from and Fall is a great time to travel as the summer crowds disappear. Whether it’s an adrenalin pumping adventure that […]

September 8th

New Air Navigation Concept Means Greener Flights

The aviation industry has achieved notoriety given its massive carbon footprint.  But greening airline travel is apparently a big priority for aviation industry officials. Members of the world aviation community have signed a Declaration calling for the implementation of Performance-based Navigation (PBN), a new air navigation concept, that will contribute to further improving the safety, […]

Responsibly Managing Waste on Boating Trips

Imagine crystal blue waters glinting off the bow, a soft breeze rustling the sails above your head, the sun warming your back on the deck. What could be more relaxing, rejuvenating, and eco-friendly than a weekend spent aboard a ship, gently rocked by the ocean? Every boating excursion, no matter how exhilarating and beautiful, produces […]

March 13th

Skip the Bus Station–Take a Staycation

With soaring prices at the pump and high-ticket prices at the airports, taking a vacation seems unaffordable, and therefore the first non-essential to be cut from the family budget. But with a little creativity, you can create an affordable retreat in your own backyard (or at least within a few miles of it)… “Staycation” is […]

October 30th

Green Your Hotel Stay

Whether you’re on holiday or traveling for business, looking for ways to lighten the impact of your hotel stay is important. Here are some quick “take action” tips and certified green hotel resources to guide you to a greener stay… Quick Tips Checklist Some ideas for greening your stay… Turn off the AC, heat, lights, […]

September 10th

GTR: Eco Spa Retreats with Perfect Earth Tours

Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-in-Chief, talks with Mike Mueller and Alana Nelson, co-founders of Perfect Earth Tours, about the new destination getaway for green tourists—the eco spa resort. Click Play Below,or Transcript Sean Daily: Hi and welcome to Green Talk a podcast series from Green talk helps listeners in their efforts to lead […]

April 29th

Eco Train Technologies

These days, it’s fairly well-understood that most travel results in the production of carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary contributor to climate change and global warming. So how can we better balance our desires and needs to get from one place to another, and still minimize the carbon footprint we make on the planet?  By taking […]

April 8th

Eco Summer Travel Guide

The traditional vacation is long overdue for a new definition, and an eco-makeover.  We’re only granted a finite amount of time for play and relaxation, and we need to balance our “great adventure” with an equal measure of restoration. What is a vacation—is it a nonstop, high energy, tour de force, or is it a […]

April 1st