Green your vacation

Eco-friendly travel positively impacts the Earth—as well as your kid’s attitude toward the planet.

So your family totally hangs up its hotel towels for another use while on vacation. Still, there’s always room for a little creativity to help minimize your travel footprint.

“Eco-friendly families understand their impact on the Earth and make decisions that positively affect it,” says Samantha Hogenson, managing director of the Center for Responsible Travel. “It’s important to them that their vacation destinations will be enjoyed by others for years to come.”

Traveling with minimal impact isn’t just good for the Earth—it’s also good for your kids. It shows them how important protecting the planet is and inspires a sense of environmental stewardship. So try these easy, low-impact ideas the next time your family travels. (But you still gotta hang up that towel.)