There are simple steps you can take to make your travels more environmentally friendly without having to go to the extreme and ditch your hotel for a yurt out in the forest. When trying to go green, even the smallest actions count. Below are five simple steps you can take to green your travels.
- When booking your hotel, check to see if it is Green Seal or Green Leaf certified. Hotels that are certified must follow certain environmental procedures, such as having access to recycling, energy-saving appliances, and make efforts to have guests reuse towels and sheets if they are staying longer than one night.
- Rather than printing out your boarding pass, itinerary, and tickets – email them to yourself and access them through your smartphone. Most airlines have systems in place that will let you check in by scanning your cell phone. You’ll not only save paper, you’ll stay better organized.
- Instead of taking cabs or renting a car, walk or use public transit as much as possible. It’s not only the greener option, but you’ll get a better feel for the city you’re exploring and might even stumble upon hidden gems (a cool vintage store or a delicious little bakery) that you may have missed out on if you were in a car. Continue reading
Starting today, for the first time ever, the Screen Actor’s Guild will be accepting awards submissions of performances online — at sagawards.org/submissions. While SAG has accepted online submissions in the past, this year marks the first time that all submissions will be received online. The deadline for submissions is October 25.
“Implementing an online-submissions-only policy this year reflects SAG Awards continuing commitment to environmentally sound practices,” said JoBeth Williams, SAG Awards committee chair.
The SAG Awards was honored in 2009, 2010 and 2011 with the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. Continue reading
Pureology has just launched the first ever Green Seal-certified beauty product, Precious Oil. The oil helps soothe color-treated hair and contains 100% biodegradable ingredients in a paraban and silicone free formula, which helped earn it the prestigious Green Seal™ certification.
Precious Oil’s key natural ingredients include sunflower, coconut, olive and jojoba oils. According to Wendy Belanger, Pureology Global Artistic Director and owner of Influence Salon in Calgary, Canada, because of the wide spectrum of oils there’s literally something for everyone: “Sunflower seed oil is great for softness and color protection, coconut oil helps with elasticity, olive oil gives shine, and jojoba oil imparts moisture.”
And to top off all the eco-goodness, Precious Oil’s packaging is recyclable.