Unless we change our attitudes to travel, there will be nowhere to go. ‘Green’ travel has become a necessity.
Greener fuels, carbon-offset programmes, alternative means of travel and new destinations: a growing number of operators, hotels and destinations now proclaim themselves to be ‘green’, but how valid are these claims, and against what standards are they being measured?
Here is an all-inclusive global guide to travelling responsibly. Much more than just a directory, this is a comprehensive guide, including:
• Ideas on low-impact travel
• Destinations that demonstrate green characteristics
• Innovative eco-products – from hybrid cars to clothing.
Researched and written by the author of the internationally established bible of green design, The Eco-Travel Handbook considers every aspect of travel from daily commuting and business trips to global holidays. The result offers a key to enjoying enriching and enlightening vacations and products that touch the earth lightly.
Alastair Fuad-Luke is an international sustainable design consultant, facilitator, lecturer and writer. He is author of The Eco-Design Handbook also published by Thames & Hudson. As a design ‘activist’, he is the founder of SLow, a website exploring ‘slow design’ and Vice President of New York based slowLab.