Let’s explore, not exploit! When you bring an eco-attitude to the places you visit, and take action to limit the impacts of your trip, your vacation can provide important benefits to local communities while supporting conservation. So which steps can you take to maintain the nature and culture of destinations we all love to visit?

  • Seek out high quality small-scale hotels that integrate well with local communities and are equipped with renewable energy sources. Although large hotel chains are often very efficient, these small-scale hotels will reduce your accommodation Footprint by as much as 48%.
  • Consider alternative transportation instead of renting a typical car. An electric vehicle will help you reduce your Footprint by 40-50%, and a bike ride means no Footprint at all!
  • Buy local and organic food products typical of the destination you are visiting. Each time you make this choice during a meal, you will see a tasty Footprint reduction of 5%. This can really add up over the course of a trip!

The good news? These actions also go a long way toward ensuring your travel experience is full of relaxation, delicious authentic cuisine, and a genuine connection to the local way of life.

We are counting all the steps taken to #MoveTheDate. More steps mean more impact.

Share a picture of yourself making and eco-conscious decision on social media with the hashtag #MoveTheDate, and you will be entered to win a Footprint Champion t-shirt (below).

Follow our partners at the MEET Network to learn how you can travel to the Mediterranean with a low Footprint and an eco-sensibility!

More steps to #MoveTheDate

I travel with an eco-sensibility

I travel with an eco-sensibility

June 29, 2018

I start a population conversation

I start a population conversation

June 28, 2018

I streamline my wardrobe

I streamline my wardrobe

June 11, 2018

I dive into data

I dive into data

June 3, 2018

I beef up my plant-based diet

I beef up my plant-based diet

June 3, 2018

I commute social

I commute social

June 3, 2018

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

June 1, 2018

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

June 1, 2018

I start a Footprint conversation

I start a Footprint conversation

June 1, 2018

I design my own step to #movethedate

I design my own step to #movethedate

May 30, 2018