Travel is not exactly known for being easy on the planet but a vacation getaway doesn’t necessarily have to hurt your carbon consciousness. On Earth Day, I rush to read the New York Times Green Travel issue for ideas, many common sense, on how to make that happen.
Case in point, Kate Galbraith’s well-researched article “How to Travel the Earth and Protect It, too.”
Galbraith suggests sustainable ideas on where to go, how to get there, where to stay and eat, and what to do by citing environmental experts at 350.org, Grist.org, Sierra Club, WWF, National Geographic and the Clean Transportation Council.
And, surprise, surprise – an eco-friendly upstate shoutout goes to the Hotel Skyler in Syracuse, one of only a handful of LEED certified hotels in the U.S.. This former temple and theatre refurbished into a cutting-edge eco-luxury pad beats a Motel 6 any day.
Check out more emissions-free articles here:
10 Ways to Be a Greener Traveler, Even if You Love to Fly
In Los Angeles, Ditching the Car for an Eco-Friendly Trip
Five Hotels and Tours for the Eco-Conscious Traveler