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Ideas for Green Traveling

Ideas for Green Traveling

Be a Good Traveler

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park have more than four million visitors during the summer and fall months.

It’s fun to feel the energy and see the excitement of folks who come here to hike, explore, and see this beautiful area.

One difference we face in this mountain community is the lack of some conveniences that larger cities have. There is no rail service, so everything needs to be trucked either up or down a canyon. Traffic and weather can really affect when supplies and employees can arrive, or when trash can leave.

And, with the amount of wildlife here, we need to care and protect them as well.

How we travel and impact areas like Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are really important. Thinking about being sustainable however we can does help. 

Sustainable tourism is based on action, and action is based on values. Things may be a bit tougher or not as convenient while traveling, but these small extra steps will help. A sustainable vacation is one that generates a minimum impact on the environment and the community.

Sustainable travel is crucial and studies show that more and more people want to be mindful and sustainable when traveling. 

This means taking full account of current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts. Also, behave and make choices that minimize negative impacts and maximize positive ones. The more good habits we can develop, even when traveling, the better off we will all be.

Here Are Some Ideas:

When Camping or Hiking

Dispose of all food scraps in the trash. Carry it out if there is not a trash bin near you. Food scraps, even really small ones, hurt the fragile environment and wildlife.

Carry out all used toilet paper.

When camping, you can skip using toothpaste. The act of brushing alone is what cleans your teeth. Spitting out toothpaste onto the ground is harmful to plants and animals.

Doing Our Part

GuestGuide Publications is dedicated to being a green company.


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