Everyone looks forward to holidays. It is a great time to bond with the family or perhaps a perfect opportunity to have an “alone” time for reflection purposes. Christmas is a much anticipated holiday wherein friends and family are able to reconnect and spend some quality time together. Holidays restore meaning to life – taking time out to pause and appreciate blessings amidst the daily pressures of school and work. It is also the best time to rejuvenate and relinquish, equipping yourself for the next few months of toiling. With it comes a more noble way to plan and celebrate holidays. You can still have all the fun you want and at the same time choose to plan on eco-friendly holidays rather than the usual. Why not? Yes! You can have a greener holiday if you opt to. Not only are you guaranteed a restful and rejuvenating holiday, but also you are doing a helpful one for the environment as well. Who said you cannot mix and match both?
Do you know that almost 3 percent of the total greenhouse emissions are caused by constant air travels? You can have a memorable and pleasant holiday without having to ride a plane. This is much more economical. You can plan a holiday at a nearby area, a destination that is in close proximity to you.
Wherever you go, always think of the place you are at and take care of it. Even if you are just a visitor, learn to throw garbage in its proper place and segregate if you can. This can help that local area as well as lessen the piles of garbage in that locality’s landfill.
Choose the hotels that adapt to green methods. There are many hotels all over the world who take part in preserving the environment like water-efficient shower heads, energy saving lights and many more. Support their cause rather than check in a hotel that does nothing to go green.
You better choose public transportation instead of using your own. You can save on gas and it will definitely be a whole lot of fun riding with many people.
You see, no matter how simple, you can make a difference. Go ahead and plan your holidays ahead and remember to inject a tinge of eco-friendliness in it. Mother Earth needs people who, in their own special and meaningful way take time out to participate in saving the environment.