Wow! Are you looking forward to relaxing on that last minute summer vacation in a cabin near a mountain stream or at a cottage on the beach? It is possible to protect the environment while on vacation with these green travel tips.
Water is a natural resource that is scarce is certain parts of the world. There are often water shortages during the summer months in areas that are normally plentiful due to drought conditions. Remember to take precautions not to waste this precious natural resource.
Conserve electricity while on vacation by turning off lights when leaving the room and setting the thermostat at a reasonable temperature. While you may not be charged for electricity overages in a vacation rental, please remember to be thrifty with electricity consumption.
Coral reefs are beautiful and it is tempting to snap a vacation photo standing on a coral reef. However, many people may not be aware that coral reefs grow very slowly. If a six-inch piece of coral breaks under your weight, it may take years, decades or even more to replace. Although, research has not revealed exact measurements, I have read reports that depending on the environmental conditions, reefs grow from one to three cm (0.39 to 1.2 in) per year.
Do not disturb wild animals in their natural habitat. Animals will react as nature intended and it may not be pleasant. Animals are often destroyed due to human error.
Vacationers do not have the right to litter. It takes only a few extra steps to place garbage in a proper container. It does not matter that people are hired to clean the beach, please do your part.
Okay, so I did not mean to get on your case too badly! These are just a few helpful reminders to continue living green even on vacation. Oh, please feel free to tell me about that last minute vacation in the comment section below. Thanks again, for protecting the environment!
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