8 Greenest Vacation Spots

Summer vacation is right around the corner! Some of you may be working, doing volunteer work (like cleaning up the city or at a recycling facility, right?), or maybe even being a bum at home. But if you are amongst the lucky individuals that get to go on vacation, then congratulations, we all envy you right now.

Jk, but seriously, that’s fantastic! However, unless you haven’t figured it out yet, planning where to go is a huge deal as well. And considering that you are a reader of OnAir, we assume that you’re trying your best to be green.

So why not aim for places that are easy on the environment? Here are 8 vacation spots that are run on renewable energy, and I gotta tell ya, they do look nice.

Eden Lodge, Madagascar –

This resort promises to plant a tree for every person that stays there, and is powered 100% by solar panels!

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Majahuitas Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – This resort is powered on solar energy, and doesn’t have air conditioning or television in the rooms to really get people in touch with nature.

© Majahuitas Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 

Paraguay – Because of the amount of dams in the country, they are able to produce hydroelectricity. Not to mention, Paraguay is a hot spot for nature lovers!

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Berkshire East Ski Resort – The resort is powered by electricity produced from a wind turbine! How cool is that?

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Blue Lagoon Resort and Spa, Iceland –  This resort uses  geothermal power from boiling saltwater underground.

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Matava eco-resort, Fiji – This resort is known to be powered with solar energy. Plus, they have grass rooftops. Now that’s green.

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Hidden Valley Cabins, Queensland, Australia – This is Australia’s first solar-powered resort, and it has lots of opportunities for exploring!

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Vail, Colorado – This city, which is home to several ski resorts, runs a carbon neutral operation where they buy wind credits to offset the energy they use.

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Do any of these places appeal to you? Would you want to go there one day? Have we given you bucket list prospects? Let us know in a comment below!

Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/8-vacation-spots-powered-by-renewable-energy

Greencation!

This summer, you and your family might be planning to go on a vacation or two. And while your parents will be making most of the decisions and reservations, etc., there are things you can do to help and remind them to have an eco-friendly trip!

If you’re staying at a resort of hotel, look for places that have a low impact on the environment, like campsites and green hotels.

Remember that air travel is a really big offender in the greenhouse gas department, so consider other modes of transportation like the train. If flying is a must, then check out frequent flyer miles so you can also track your carbon footprint. Some companies (like Sustainable Travel International) let you buy credits that put your money towards projects that aim to lower CO2 in the air.

A good thing to remember is to pack light, because carrying heavy luggage uses lots of energy. When out and about in the world, make sure to unplug your phone or laptop chargers when you’re not using them, because this also saves energy.

Wherever you may find yourself this summer, have fun and do what you can to save our planet, little by little.