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With eco-tourism now more mainstream, it is much easier than you might think to reduce your carbon footprint. Below are some easy green traveller tips to help make your travels more eco-friendly.
1. Prepare Before You Go
Unplug all of your electrical appliances from the surround and place up a ‘No Junk Mail’ sign on your mailbox.
2. Pack Light
The lighter the baggage, the less fuel the aircraft uses and therefore, fewer emissions are created.
3. Reusable Water Bottle
To save a lot of energy, water and plastic, make sure you buy a calibre water bottle that can be used numerous times.
4. Pack Your Own Toiletries
Rather than using the pre-packaged soaps and conditioners provided, bring your own from home. If you do use the hotel toiletries, make sure you take them with you to re-use again during your travels or at home.
5. Turn Down The Air Conditioning
By making the temperature setting on your air conditioner a few degrees lower, you can save a lot of energy and you probably won’t even notice a difference.
6. Walking or Cycling Tours
Select to explore on foot or bike, rather than by car, to cut fuel emissions. If you must drive, pick a smaller, more fuel efficient car.
7. Re-Use Towels and Linen
To help reduce the amount of water and electricity a hotel uses to wash the laundry, you can opt to re-use your towels and linen.
8. Solar Powered Battery Charger
Bring rechargable batteries for your camera or iPod and pack a solar powered battery charger.
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The new trends in holiday decorations have arrived with a surprising twist. This year, you will find artificial Christmas trees in each color, with LED holiday lights, ornaments, wreaths, and garland to match. Trends in one color holiday themes are in holiday style this year! Artificial Christmas trees, lighting, wreaths, garland, ornaments, and event decorations can be found in matching holiday decorations.
Corporations are falling these trends with holiday decorations, gifts, holiday celebration and event themes, gift baskets, and corporate gift ideas. Corporations supporting cancer awareness are driving the point home with Pretty in Pink holiday collections. Companies are matching corporate holiday decor, theme gift baskets, and carrying the intent over to the holiday office party. Companies supporting the American Heart Association efforts are bringing awareness to heart health through red holiday themes, corporate gifts and Christmas cards.
Green is definitely in this year. Corporations and homes are going green with holiday lighting, by saving energy and protecting the environment through the selection of LED lights. LED lighting grants you to go green this Christmas, as they can run 90 to 95% more efficient than traditional lights and last for up to 200,000 hours. These holiday lights are less of a fire hazard and LED holiday lights also come in just about each color you can imagine.
Holiday yard art is back this year with the newest products delivering lighted holiday displays. Holiday stakes and pathway markers all light up home and corporate holiday scenes. Light projectors are showing moving graphics and snowfall LED lighting is new this year. Light tubes, prefabricated to look like snowfall and icicles light up trees and snowfall curtains light up office buildings. 7. 5 to 40 inch LED light tubes appear as falling snow. Silver, lighted LED Christmas snowballs will also be making the holiday scene.
Organic holiday decor prefabricated its way back this year, bringing life to traditional Christmas decorations. grapevine wreaths, magnolia leaves and berries, oranges, cloves, eucalyptus, fresh pine, pine cones and cedar all adorn homes this holiday season. All red themes are brought to the home and corporate decorations scene with live poinsettia garland, cinnamon sticks, red roses, berries and candy canes. Homes are adorned with oranges filling the base of live Christmas tree planters, incorporated throughout door garland, mantels and plateau decorations. Living decor enables the traditional home to celebrate the season in style, while maintaining a commitment to organic lifestyle, while staying in perfect holiday style.
Holiday drama is back in crystal and silver decor with one of the year’s favorite colors: sparkling white. Green, traditional decor is accented at home and in corporate holiday settings, with white candles, orchids, crystals, clear glass, recycled glass, silver beaded garland, ornaments, and distressed mirrors. Luxury accents of dazzling collectibles adorn mantel displays. Consistent with color themes this holiday in both home and corporate holiday decor, elements are unified throughout with candles held by votive holders, candelabras, and silver ornament style candle holders.
Holiday events including holiday decorations with a theme for outreach will bring a new meaning to both home and corporate holiday parties this year. The trend to give back is in full force. Holiday event themes, supporting community outreach and donations to charity are demonstrated through holiday decorations, corporate gift baskets, and home and office holiday celebrations. It is the season to go green, give back, and continuing to do so in shining traditional holiday style.
Eco-tourism or green travel is becoming a new catchword in travel. But this doesn\’t mean you need to rough it. You could stay in a tent or go backpacking or canoeing, but just tiny each day things can make any trip more eco-friendly. You can stay in cities or in the countryside; sleep in a huge hotel or a B&B. . . . but you do need to think about what you can do to protect the environment. I\’m speaking conserving plants and wildlife but also other resources like electricity and water.
There are more and more of us traveling each year. With so many of us out there, it\’s more important than ever to think about how travelers impact the environment.
Making your travel “green travel” is a great way to protect the environment for people who visit after you do and for our children. You don\’t necessarily have to pay more to travel this way. You might even find that your travel will be more rewarding, more authentic. . . let you get closer to the people and places you travel to. . . . and cheaper!
So let\’s list some green travel tips. . . .
Try to select a green hotel. See if you can find out what kind of recycling program they have. Do they use energy efficient lighting? Low flow toilets? Water saving shower heads?
Check to see if guests have the option to reuse hotel towels and sheets instead of having them laundered everyday. . . then reuse them! Keep your showers short.
Turn off air-conditioning, lights, heat, television, etc. when you leave the room.
Bring your own toiletries rather than using the prepackaged ones at the hotel. Leave theirs behind. All those tiny bottles use lots of plastic, and who needs a whole drawer full of these once you get home?
Pack a water bottle that you can reuse. (Don\’t keep buying them. Most plastic water bottles don\’t get recycled. )
When renting a car, get the smallest most fuel-efficient automobile that you can be comfortable with. (Even think about a hybrid. . . it\’s more and more doable to rent hybrids these days. ) And try driving slower. If you go 60 mph (100 Kilometers per hour-KPH) or less, you\’ll use less fuel. . . and just maybe you\’ll see more. Get maps and directions for the most direct route. No reason do drive around lost and waste gas.
Walk to use public transportation when you can. Stay at a centrally located hotel. Walk around to see the sights; in the countryside, hike or cycle if possible.
If you\’re travel a beach, think about picking up trash along the way. If all visitors did this, all of our beaches would be so much cleaner.
You don\’t even need to follow all of these recommendations for green travel. If you just select one or two during your trip, the connector will thank you.
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