Avital Binshtock, a journalist who writes for the Sierra Club and others mentions a Sierra Club blog (The Green LIfe) at Twitter with a tip on how to "green your travels." It gives several suggestions for how to respect where you are. RVers can help by following these tips:
- When you are exploring an area, walk, bike or take public transportation. We had fun riding the Phoenix Light Rail in February. My article on seeing San Diego by bus, train and trolley is at RoadTripAmerica.com. It's the only way to see San Diego, in my opinion! Bicycles are another excellent way to see an area. Take along a bike lock and avoid hunting and paying for a parking place.
- Refrain from picking up too many paper brochures and maps. Now that's one for me! I'm a collector of information when I travel. But where does that usually end up? I could be more selective and use online resources.
- Stay on designated roads and paths to prevent damaging local ecosystems is another. Even in cities, it's tempting to shortcut and wear a path into a grassy area. When it rains, that often translates to erosion.
These are simple things that many of us already do - most of the time - that can make a difference. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
Photo of San Diego Trolley