Green Holidays and volunteering holidays

Are you looking for green holidays that also offer yoga?

We have a number of green holidays and eco retreats that collect rainwater, compost organic waste, conserve endangered flora and fauna and use eco-friendly cleaning products. All of our green holidays also offer the creature comforts you desire. Here’s an overview of Neal’s Yard Holidays’ most ecological retreats.

And for your next trip we’ve also got some green travel tips for you – for where ever you’ll be going.

Green travel tips

Don’t forget to be as green as possible on your holiday. Here are our top tips:

Act respectfully: make an effort to learn something about the local culture and language; dress respectfully; ask people before taking a picture of them, or their children or home.

Bargain politely for goods and services and pay a fair price.

Buy local and support the local economy. Never buy products made from endangered animals or plants.

Conserve water and energy: ask for your towels to be washed less often; switch off lights and air conditioning when you leave your room.

Consider recycling: leave your product packaging at home; bring back certain items such as batteries so they can be recycled safely.

Give any gifts or money to a local school or worthy project rather than encourage begging.

Leave no trace: when trekking or hiking, don’t leave any rubbish and collect any that you see; bring your own shopping bag to discourage the use of plastic bags as they often end up in the sea killing marine life and can create problems on land too. Bring your own re-usable water bottle instead of plastic bottles.

Offset your carbon emissions? Offsetting is not the whole answer to climate change but can play a role, see our Environmental Policy for further info.
You can offset your car, train or plane journeys via the charity AtmosFair

Tread lightly: don’t pick flowers and plants or collect pebbles and seashells.

When back home, consider supporting an organisation that works for the environment, people or wildlife of the country you have just enjoyed.

Also see this page for keeping beaches clean and safe. It includes advice that can help clean up the environment and save the lives of sea creatures.

By Holly

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