RV Owners and Renters Are Keen On Going Green
RVers Enjoying Nature
RV owners and renters have been keen on going green for decades. Going green is making conscious choices to be a friend to the planet we live on to help preserve Earth’s beauty. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Enjoying nature’s gifts of vast desert plains, high mountain peaks and long stretches of ocean shores.
RVers learn to adapt to small spaces and limited resources. The term “travel light” takes on a new meaning — pack less and use less in the RV world.
RV camping is all about leaving behind the trials of daily routine life, if only for a quiet weekend getaway. Try camping closer to home to save on fuel and lower your fuel emissions.
Car vs. Bike
Do you really need your car? Don’t tow if you know you can live without it for a short time. Instead, take your bicycles and plan morning trail rides to take in the sites. Plus, you can use your bike to travel to the nearest campground store or local roadside produce stand.
Support local farmers – stop on the side of the road to purchase produce for your RV camping vacation. Nothing beats fresh crisp peppers or homegrown tomatoes. Choosing natural and organic products is good for the environment and keeps your family healthy.
Conserve Water on an RV
You may learn that you can live comfortably without the use of a constant water flow while showering, washing your hair, brushing your teeth or doing the dishes.
Learn to take a “Navy” shower to conserve water. A “Navy” shower is where you run the water, wet down, and then turn the water off. Next, you lather and turn the water on to rinse.
If you want to make a greater impact, alternate your “Navy” shower with a “GI” shower, which is washing up using a small basin of water and a wash cloth.
These are varoius ways to go green on your RV trip.
Going green can be challenging and takes some adjustment. Make it fun by creating a game out of being environmentally friendly. Each person on your trip could make a list of the ways they can go green while on the road and see who comes up with the most ideas, or the best original idea. Or, at the end of your trip, everyone can vote on the camper they think was the most ‘green’!
Check out last month’s blog, It’s Easy To Go Green While Camping, for more tips on how you can go green. And, look for next week’s blog on LEED certified vacation rental homes and how RV manufacturers are becoming green certified!