Here are some tips:
- Visit natural beaches, coasts, shorelines, or lakes. If you are going internationally, make sure to check out less traveled places, gems like Chalkidiki in Greece, some of nature's prettiest waters!
- Spend some time in the great outdoors, state parks, forests, trails or hike near a stream. You would be surprised what a little fresh air will do.
- Find places that practice eco friendly recycling. For instance, states like Maine charges a bottle deposit but you get it back when you cash in the can. Not only does this help the local economy or can-cashing places make money, but it keeps the state cleaner from cans and bottles floating around in lakes or streams or sitting on the side of the road. Many international destinations are going greener. Vacation Spots in Greece have come a long way in their recycling, having been under fire back in the mid 2000's for not having proper recycling in place, Greece has made vast improvements in their recycling efforts. Reward those who recycle by visiting them.
- If you are in a place that doesn't recycle, write a letter and tell them why they should. It pays to go greener and tell them they can have their business listed in earth-friendly eco directories online if they practice greener practices. Nothing like writing a letter to make a difference, but for the ultimate green impact, send it email!