If we really want to make a difference while we travel, we need to make better, more informed choices. Real sustainable travel is about more than reusing towels, turning off lights and hotel recycling programs. These days, it has to be.
Drawing on its historic ingenuity and mechanical know-how, Pittsburgh is focusing on energy-efficient initiatives, and is now among the top cities with the highest number of LEED-certified buildings in the US.
Rather than polluting the sky to catch a breath of fresh air in some rain forest, maybe we should discover the joy of dirt. You could call it the opposite of eco-tourism; pollu-tourism. Take Butte, Montana.
While Los Angeles and Dehli have announced their intentions to become coal-free cities, the Bay Area-based Pacific General and Electric company still apparently gets eight percent of its juice from coal.