An eco holiday does not have to stop at carbon offsetting your flight, and reusing the bath towels in your hotel. If you want to tread as lightly on the planet as you can next holiday break, The Green Travel Guide Australia 2011/2012 published by EcoTourism Australia will provide you with a great range of ideas – and they have generously provided State of Green with 5 copies to giveaway!
The Green Travel Guide is an easy read. Divided into chapters dedicated to each State, you can simply flick through to the State you wish to visit, then peruse the wide selection of eco certified businesses operating across that State. Eco tours, attractions and accommodation are all covered, and includes suggestions ranging from relaxing beach resorts to bird watching lodges, marine discovery cruises, aboriginal culture parks, and even organic restaurants to visit in the region.
Each of the businesses listed in the Guide includes an eco certification logo which are graded into three categories – Nature Tourism, EcoTourism and Advanced Ecotourism. Generally, the logo identifies those tourist operators that have committed to minimizing their impact on the environment, use resources wisely, help local communities and/or contribute to the conservation of the environment- all incredibly commendable!.
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** If you want to purchase a copy now, we have also just commenced stocking The Green Travel Guide 2011/2012 online at State of Green – Happy Holidays!