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The Green Forums

October 12, 2012 15:00 ET

Green Forum Provides Green Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2012) - Green Forum, a premier online hub for all things to do with environmentalism and sustainability, encourages people to view its forums, blogs and articles about green travel while making plans for this holiday season. The following are just some of the most popular green tips:

Consider green transportation, like walking, riding a train, buying a bus ticket or carpooling with someone else on a road trip when traveling to or at your holiday destination. Those who can only travel by airplane this holiday season have a couple of options. Booking a flight gives you the ability to buy carbon offsets at the point of sale. Choosing a non-stop flight helps offset an individual's carbon footprint, as planes use the most fuel during takeoff and landing.

Recycle at your hotel, host's residence and at airports. Bring a reusable water bottle to limit the waste and shipping environmental costs associated with bottled water. Limit the use of plastics and buy food and gifts that have minimal packaging. Buy local products instead to support the local economy and support green transportation of goods.

Planning an exotic holiday getaway? Make sure you find lodging that uses solar power or another form of renewable energy. Some users suggest that a vacation is more sustainable if you learn to know the other culture, get some very special work or volunteer experience or learn a language and then educate others on your findings.

Doing some camping, hiking excursions or bicycling tours this winter? Remember to Leave No Trace -- meaning if you pack it in, it comes out with you. Stay on trails, do not cut switchbacks and completely extinguish your campfire. Make sure your form of green transportation does not harm parks, natural areas or any public lands.

If you are having guests at your place for the holidays, prepare your home for energy efficiency in addition to cleaning, baking and preparing for guests. Turn down the heater while you are away and snuggle up with blankets, layer clothing and be near a loved one to stay warm.

Green Forum is a leading site for user discussion on green practices, products and alternatives and is dedicated to providing online education resources for anyone who wants to be green. For more information about green travel this holiday season, or to join 3,000 other members of Green Forum, visit www.greenforum.com and fill out a thirty second application today.

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