Green Travel is the goal, truly people do not want to destroy the Planet, what is needed is easy and convenient ways of being Green, here is a list.
There is a caution sign, please beware when you see "Green," often what is described as Ecologically safe is the problem.
Example: In northern Thailand they have "Ecological Raft Tours." They market this in a Green way, as if anything outside viewing the nature is Ecologically good. I went and discussed with a couple of companies, and they showed photos of Bamboo Rafts. They would say, we take you up river five miles and you float down, we then pick you up and bring you back to the office.
"What do you do with the Bamboo Raft?"
"We leave it, and make a new one up-river."
This ecological tour was destroying the environment for the sake of tourism.
The goal of an Eco-tourism is to stop locals from using natural resources, and give them a job. In Kenya people would hunt for animals to eat, now the take people to hunt with a Camera, they are camera hunters.
Generally the "Pivotal" way of going green is to stop the use of plastics.
Best Ways to "Go Green."
Please submit more ideas.
Sat, 21 Aug 2010 06:05:01