Today there are more and more people who have chosen to be eco-conscious. We are making wiser consumer decisions and changing the way we think and do things. Perhaps one of the newest aspects of this lifestyle change is our vacations. Currently there are many travel destinations that are conservation centered.
With travel being one of the largest industries there are some things to think about while choosing your eco-conscious vacation destination. When traveling, choose a country that uses sustainability practices, supports organic farming, has viable recycling practices, and that recognizes the importance of biodiversity.
A few places that have made it EcoWatch’s list of eco friendly destinations for North America are: Earthship rentals in New Mexico, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia, Nurture Through Nature in Maine, Standford Inn by the Sea in California, and Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge in Alaska. These destinations have several things, big and small, that make them conservation centered, from natural chlorine in the hot tubs, organically grown food, nature hikes, protection of the wild salmon population, and water conservation.
If you want to take your eco-friendly vacations a step further, there are organizations such as Wild Ark who make it their mission “Wild Ark’s mission is to secure parts of identified green belts around the world to protect the rich biodiversity of these areas as a way of conserving wildlife, while creating research and experience opportunities for people to reconnect with nature and to become inspired to protect it.”
Wild Ark provides vacations that contribute to the protection and sustainability of each destination. Perhaps a 28 day guided tour over some African trails, or maybe an Alaskan Sportsman’s Lodge is more your style. They have several vacation packages available for the conscientious traveller that wants a taste of nature at its purest. For those who want an educational experience they also provide Wildlife Courses such as Wilderness Trails or Field Guide Courses.