Celebrate Earth Day all day, month or year long with these easy conservation steps:
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Let’s face it: camping trips can be wasteful. Lack of facilities to wash dishes means you are likely carting disposable plates, cups and plasticware along with other items to make the trip easier. It’s ironic in a way: We go camping to get back to nature, yet our actions can be anything less than environmentally conscious. A few new products are designed to make camping more fun and even more eco-friendly.
Cruises are known for over-the-top excess, but, unfortunately, that indulgence often means excess waste and damage to the environment. Not only is this counter-indicative to the trends of modern society, but it doesn't teach our kids a positive lesson. Norwegian Cruise Line recently took steps to turn the tides and enter a new era of environmentally friendly cruising.
It’s no secret travel can hurt the environment. Most travelers, though, would be stunned to know, according to a recent study conducted by Nature Climate Change, curiosity and reverent spirit contributes to 8 percent of global greenhouse emissions. But there are travel-related companies taking responsibility for the damage their businesses cause by finding ways to offset their practices.
Sonoma County is getting greener in 2019. Not only are the county’s winegrowers committed to becoming a 100 percent sustainable winegrowing region by the end of the year (89 percent of all vineyard acres are currently certified sustainable) but the hospitality industry is following suit, making it easier than ever to enjoy a sustainable getaway in Sonoma.