You teach your family ways to “go green” at home, so advise your family to continue their commitment to the environment while you are away on vacation. Here are seven simple tips to travel greener:
● Purchase reusable water bottles before you leave. You’ll help the environment by avoiding the purchase of plastic water bottles. And, you’ll save money!
● Visit a farmers’ market where you are vacationing and talk to local farmers about what is grown there. Opt to eat locally grown food that is in season. The websites www.farmersmarketsintheusa.com and www.localharvest.org can help you find a market to visit.
● Download The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch app to reference when deciding what seafood choices support healthy oceans. You want to opt for seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that don’t harm the environment.
● Turn off the lights and air conditioner when you leave your hotel room.
● Reuse towels.
● Take shorter showers.
For more family vacation tips, visit www.takingthekids.com or check out Eileen’s new series of KIDS CITY GUIDES available online and from major booksellers.