Tips for green travel

Share a ride: You don’t need to own a car to enjoy the occasional getaway. Car sharing will save you money, and you could reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by 1,200 kilograms of CO2 per year. Visit to find a service near you.
Stay grounded: Air Travel contributes to climate change more than any other form of transportation. Consider taking your family on a trip closer to home – explore one of Canada’s beautiful National Parks.
Have a stay-cation: Skip the hassle of the highway, and kick back in your own yard or a nearby park. Get a transit pass and play tourist in your own city – discover a new neighbourhood, peruse a gallery, or try a local restaurant.
Give back: Ever heard of WWOOFING (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)? You and the kids could spend some time volunteering on an organic farm – plenty of sunshine, fun and a unique learning experience.
Buyer beware: Avoid buying souvenirs made from endangered species, coral, ancient artifacts and precious hardwoods. Read labels, ask questions and familiarize yourself with WWF’s Buyer Beware Guide.

(c) Katrina Havia/WWF-Finland