29 Dec '15, 1pm

Travel and sustainability meet

As the breezes of fall give way to the chill of winter, we sometimes think wistfully of travel to warmer climates. Whether you’re considering a trip this winter or just mulling over options for future travel, you have plenty of options for places to stay that are as “green” as they are exotic. Sustainable lodging options will allow you to support environmental and community initiatives even as you enjoy the beauty of a natural area. The website for the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World program presents a collection of accommodations where travelers can find lodging not only complementary to the landscape, but also incorporating principles of sustainability. For example: Zarafa Camp, Botswana As Great Plains Conservation’s “most environmentally innovative camp,” the Zarafa lodge has almost no footprint. Situated on the Zibadianja Lagoon and built using recycled...

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