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Earth Day is April 22; Learn More about Best Practices

April 20, 2007

Earth Day is April 22; Learn More about Best Practices
April 20, 2007 –This Sunday, April 22, marks the 29th time that the world will celebrate Earth Day. The day serves as a reminder to the importance of not forgetting about the impact that our everyday actions have on the environment.

A recent survey by Orbitz revealed that travelers are more seriously weighing eco-friendliness and green practices when considering their vacation options. Sixty-five percent said it would somewhat impact their decision to stay at a hotel if they knew the hotel was using solar or wind energy to supplement the powering of the building. A similar number (63 percent) said they would pay a little more to rent a hybrid vehicle or stay at a "green" hotel, while more than half (52 percent) said they would be willing to donate a small portion of their vacation budget to help save the environment when booking a trip.

With a specific focus on best green practices and tourism, Sustainable Travel International is a good resource for travel-related companies. One of STI’s new resources is its list of Top 10 Implementation Strategies for Carbon Offsetting for Tour Operators.

Additionally, the official Web site for Earth Day,, offers tips for best practices at home, in the office and at school.

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