Are you looking to make your next trip as eco-friendly as possible? If so, you’ve landed on the right blog. At Bentwood Inn, we’re very serious about taking care of the environment and strive to make our inn sustainable, not only for the planet but also for our community. Here are some of our favorite tips for eco-friendly tourism in Jackson Hole and how you can make your vacation here extra green!
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5 Eco-Friendly Tourism Tips to Adopt on Your Upcoming Vacation to Jackson Hole
Share a Ride
One of the best things you can do for the environment is to eliminate your air travel and take the car instead. Not only is it less expensive, but you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint by sharing a ride with others. If you know you will be traveling with friends or family members, it won’t be challenging to organize. Plus, a road trip always adds a bit of fun to any vacation!
Jackson Hole is known for its stunning natural areas. We’re lucky to be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, including Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. That makes our area the perfect destination for nature lovers. One way to make your trip sustainable is to explore nature with minimal impact. This means hiking on trails created for that purpose, not venturing out in the wilderness and disturbing the wildlife, and, of course, not leaving a trace. Make sure you bring a bag with you if you go hiking so you can properly dispose of any trash you may generate!
Avoid Plastic Bottles
A big threat to the environment is our overuse of plastic. If you know you’ll be outside all day, make sure you bring along a canteen that you can refill as you go. Not only is it easier to carry than countless plastic bottles, but it’s also cheaper. Most parks have water fountains you can use, too.
Support Local Businesses
Another sustainability tip that often gets overlooked is supporting local businesses. Instead of stopping at your favorite chain restaurant or coffee shop, venture into town and find a local cafe or brewery to try! Supporting the local community helps in more ways you can imagine.
Select an Eco-Friendly Place to Stay
One of the most important decisions you have to make when planning an eco-friendly trip is where to stay. Luckily, Bentwood Inn is a green leader in Jackson Hole. We strive to provide the best sustainable lodging for our guests and make every effort to make our carbon footprint as insignificant as possible.
Our property is equipped with Tesla charging stations for electric cars, LED lights, renewable energy systems, 100% biodegradable and compostable garbage bags, and much more. Not only will you feel good about staying with us, but you will also love our luxurious guest rooms and premium amenities.