It's becoming easier and easier to be green, even when you're on holiday. And better still, you needn't forgo life's little luxuries on an eco-friendly trip in Scotland, unless you fancy getting back to basics, of course.
Why should I choose eco-friendly accommodation?
You can sleep soundly on holiday in the knowledge that you've picked green accommodation with high environmental and ethical standards. Chances are you won’t even notice much difference, but the planet will.
What is green tourism?
Great news: regular accommodation, attractions, tour companies and tourism businesses are all reducing, re-using and recycling to make your holiday more sustainable.
Many of these eco-friendly places have a bronze, silver or gold award from Green Tourism for offering a good quality of service, working to minimise their energy and water consumption, and meeting various ecological requirements.
Green Tourism members also work to source produce, products and materials locally where possible and responsibly from ethical initiatives such as the Fairtrade movement.
What will picking Green Tourism accommodation mean for me?
You'll find a number of eco-friendly elements in your Green Tourism accommodation, each making a small contribution towards big improvements for the environment.
Stay in a hotel with low energy lightbulbs and eat home-grown vegetables in the restaurant, watch the birds feeding in the B&B's wildlife garden, or find information on the nearest cycle hire companies in your self-catering lodge.
What do I need to do?
Simply search for the Green Tourism logo, select and book accommodation and enjoy your holiday. The accommodation will make it easy for you to help the planet, if you want to. By using your towel twice before it's laundered, or switching off lights when going out, your can really make a difference and help to save energy.