Green National Park Travel Tips
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
When visiting our National Parks and Forests, one can’t help but be awed by the magnificence of nature it all its glory. It’s up to us to keep it pristine, and every traveler can take steps to do their part when they visit. Read on for our top tips for sustainable travel.
Recycle and Compost
We offer convenient recycling collection bins throughout our operations. Be sure to take the extra steps to dispose of recyclable and compostable items in the proper place.
Many locally produced souvenirs are available at our retail stores. By buying local we not only support our local communities, but the energy costs associated with transporting those goods are reduced. Consider an edible gift to bring an authentic taste of The Lodges of Olympic National Park home with you.
Bring a Refillable Water Bottle
Water filling stations are available throughout our locations. Also, once you’ve purchased a reusable your water bottle refills will be free – so you’ll save money while helping the environment. Forgot your water bottle? Check our retail stores for a souvenir water bottle that you’ll use again and again.
Watch Energy Use
Be sure to make sure that you’ve turned off the devices that use energy when you leave your room – everything from lights to fans to chargers. Closing the curtains will help maintain temperature control in your room while you’re out.
Use Transportation Alternatives
Consider how you are getting around the destination. Utilize transportation alternatives such as shuttles instead of using your own vehicle – this will cut down on traffic as well as emissions. Whenever possible, try to use “human powered” means of getting around too!