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Lessen Your Impact on Vacation: Friday Quickie
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Lessen Your Impact on Vacation: Friday Quickie

green your vacationHappy Friday! The upcoming holiday on Monday means we get to kick off a loooong (and much-needed) weekend. Have plans to head to the shore or mountains?

Make sure to lessen your carbon footprint this holiday weekend regardless of where you go. Here’s a few quick tips to stay sustainable:

  • Don’t overpack your car. Your car is more fuel-efficient when it weighs less.
  • Don’t overbuy food. You won’t have to throw away leftovers or worry about taking too much home if you plan efficiently.
  • Make sure your temporary housing includes housewares. If not, bring a few sets of plates & silverware instead of depending on disposable versions.
  • Check your weekend house spot’s recycling policy. Make sure to dispose of trash & recycling properly.

Readers, do you have any quick tips for the holiday weekend? Any sustainable adventures (or even Napa, perhaps?)

 

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

2 thoughts on “Lessen Your Impact on Vacation: Friday Quickie

  1. Touche, Rachel!! It’s wayyyyy better to use public transit where you can and that is our number one preference. I was thinking of many people who “will” be making the roadtrip,since we want to encourage reducing carbon footprints everywhere.

    Happy Friday!

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