Travel Green in the Right Direction; our Top 10 Green Travel Tips!
First and foremost, what is green travel? There are so many definitions floating around, however the truth in green travel lies with the importance of protecting the natural and cultural environment of the places you visit.
Keeping it green is the right way to go! You will be surprised how much of a difference you can make! Here we present to you our Top 10 Green Travel Tips!
Start being a green traveller even before you leave!
You do not have to wait to get on the road to start your green travel adventure! Follow these environmentally friendly tips before your departure.
1. Pack light
The more weight trains, planes and automobiles have to carry, the more fuel they use, and thus, more greenhouse gases are released in the atmosphere.
2. Turn off and unplug!
Turning off electronics reduces the electricity bill! Did you know that electronic and kitchen appliances use power even when they are not turned on?Unplugging can cut down on energy usage while you are away!
3. Give the newspaper delivery a break!
Make a quick call to your local newspaper delivery company and save trees while you are away.
Tips to stay green on the way!
4. Choosing how to travel
Book non-stop flights whenever possible. A significant percentage of a plane’s carbon emissions come from takeoff and landing.
If you are travelling within the province or for shorter trips, look at options such as taking the bus or the train! Taking the train or bus instead of flying emits three to seven times less gas.
If you are renting a car, be sure to choose a small vehicle or a hybrid. Try to decline any free upgrades that may cost you more gas.
Tips to travel green during your stay!
5. Eat local
Support the community by eating local. It is always an insightful experience to shop at local farmers market or dine at restaurants that source ingredients locally.
6. Eco-friendly transportation
Exploring the city like a local is often the best experience. There are many options available such as biking, walking or taking public transportation.
7. Reusable Bottle
Be sure to take your reusable bottles when you are on the go to avoid the expensive plastic bottles which are harmful to the environment.
8. Recycle Trash
If you are staying at a hotel, make sure you ask about the hotel’s recycling program. The housekeeping green team at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre conducts garbage segregation and recycling when cleaning the rooms and back of house!
9. Stay at a green hotel
These hotels are helping to make the world a greener place and will support you to stay green during your trip. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre is a green hotel and embraces many environmentally friendly practices. We hope you benefit from our top 10 green travel tips, and we look forward to welcoming all you green travellers visiting Vancouver!