safe to say that this summer has been brutally hot! Cool off on a vacation that’s overflowing
with fun in the sun, outdoor adventure and new experiences! Check out these eco-friendly travel tips from
Sierra Club National Outings to minimize the
impact of your next vacation:
activities – Exploring and enjoying the planet without leaving a large carbon footprint
is easy when you focus on activities such as hiking, kayaking, nature walks,
swimming, and snowshoeing.
2.Pack it In, Pack it Out – Everything you bring into
the outdoors should leave with you. Plan meals carefully and repackage
ingredients into reusable containers to minimize garbage. And if you see litter
on the trail, pick it up!
3.Volunteer – Give back to the wild places you love on a service
trip. You’ll work on a variety of
rewarding tasks, like repairing trails and removing invasive plants, with
plenty of time to relax.
4.Group transportation – If you’re driving, plan a carpool. Some
national parks even offer shuttle or train access. When visiting an urban area,
opt for public transportation. Mother
Earth will thank you, and so will your wallet.
a force for change – Want to
protect the places you visit after you return home? Visit the Sierra Club’s My Piece of America site to stay up-to-date on threats to our nation’s wild places
and opportunities to help save them.
adventurous, but not sure where to go?
Visit the My Piece of America web site and enter to
win the Sierra Club Outings “End-of-Summer Sweepstakes!” The winner will receive two round-trip
tickets to Florida, 6-night stay in the Everglades National Park and kayaking
If you're looking for something new to add to your lunch box, you're in luck. This week we made a rice sauté using black rice which has a decadently sticky consistency, great flavor and is full of vitamins and nutrients. For even more taste and nutrition, we sprinkled nutritional yeast on our sautee which added a wonderfully nutty flavor. We hope you'll try it. We think you'll like it!