Stepping Out of Town with a Small Footprint

April 05, 2010

rd1Examiner Columnist Jenny Rough provides her seven eco-friendly travel tips to reduce one’s carbon footprint. She asks readers to consider food’s carbon footprint, which travelers sometimes forget when on the road. For example, eating locally grown foods or dining at restaurants that emphasize locally grown foods in their menus can help minimize the carbon footprint. She also suggests using refillable bottles for everyday needs like shampoo, etc.- a good idea as it can be difficult sometimes to find recycling bins or stations when traveling. Providing resources that readers can use in planning their trips, she mentions to reduce, offset one’s carbon footprint. Check out her travel ideas here: Also, please visit our website to learn more about your carbon footprint, and try our carbon calculators.