Green. It’s the new black. Whether it’s cycling to work or recycling the plastics and papers, everyone’s talking about reducing their energy use and being more eco-friendly to help save the planet.
And guess what? It can save you money too.
I love a good holiday. Who doesn’t? The only problem is that when I start totting up the carbon emissions from the aeroplane, the rent-a-car and even the theme park we would likely visit, I start to wonder if two weeks of enjoyment is really worth the damage I’m doing to the planet.
So this year, I made a resolution that our annual family break would be an eco-friendly one. At first, this prospect was met by my kids with a mixture of dismay and horror when they realised Disneyland was off limits, but they soon came around to the idea when I pointed out some very cool, very eco holiday destinations we could visit.