What is Green Globe Certification
Most believers in “green” want to incorporate it into all facets of their life, including travel. In 1993, Green Globe was founded to create a community of travel providers who demonstrate responsible behavior across the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental management. Today, more than 200 resorts worldwide have passed a comprehensive review which includes these key performance areas: greenhouse gas emissions; energy efficiency, conservation and management; management of freshwater resources; ecosystem conservation and management; management of social and cultural issues; land use planning and management; air quality protection and noise control; waste water management and waste minimization.
Go Green! Ideas for sustainable travel
- Rent a hybrid: EV Rentals, based out D.C. and California, has an entire fleet that contains only hybrid cars. www.evrentals.com.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: An average American who takes two trips abroad emits 19,841 pounds of carbon each year. Find out how to offset this at www.carbonfund.org.
- When traveling, ask yourself do you need the sheets and towels changed everyday? If not, request that the maid staff leave them.