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15 Excellent Eco-Travel Resources

If you’re looking for a green hotel, green travel destination, or tons o’ eco-friendly travel advice check out these 15 super keen green travel links.

  1. Off the Radar – Online magazine and newsletter for adventure travelers with a focus on independent travelers, personal travel stories and experiences and sustainable, environmentally sensitive travel.
  2. Manaca – Awesome in-depth eco-ratings of all sorts of green places and eco-lodging.
  3. Center for Sustainable Travel Destinations – a project of the National Geographic Society that covers, places, news, tips, and events in green travel.
  4. The International Ecotourism Society – A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. TIES is committed to helping organizations, communities and individuals promote and practice the principles of ecotourism.
  5. Green Globe – Green lodging certification that’s accepted worldwide and looks at a ton of criteria before approving a lodging choice.
  6. Kimpton Hotel – offers an EarthCare Program in all of their one-of-a-kind hotels in major destinations across North America. Makes it easy to stay green.
  7. Backroads: Green Family Trip Advisor – Backroads operates tours with a sustainable focus and offers plenty of family options too.
  8. World Wildlife Fund – Offers many travel options that incorporate nature and sustainability, for a reasonable cost.
  9. Vail Resorts – Operates some of the most eco-savvy ski resorts around; i.e. wind power, LEED, organic foods, donations to the National Forest Foundation and more.
  10. Sustainable Travel International – Another 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, “Dedicated to providing education and outreach services that help travelers, travel providers and related organizations support environmental conservation and protect cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding and economic development.
  11. Oceanic Society Expeditions – Explore the Natural World – Not just ocean based trips; here you can learn about all sorts of amazing natural history journeys or even participate in research expeditions.
  12. Golf and the Environment – If golf is your idea of an ideal vacation, but you’d like to keep your green ethics in check while you play, this site is a must visit. Managed by Audubon International you’ll find greener golf tips and can look up an eco-friendly golf course.
  13. Organic Holidays – Find smaller hotels, B&Bs, and other lodging where organic food is the rule rather than the exception.
  14. Better World Club – Offers many travel services that have a green slant (trip planning, offsets, etc.). Sort of like the really green version of AAA. Plus they donate 1% of annual revenues toward environmental cleanup and advocacy.
  15. Speaking of AAA – This travel standard recently went somewhat greener and now offers lodging ratings that reflect more green options.

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