Green Vacations

By: Gaia Staff 

For many of us, summer is vacation time. Vacations are a break from the stresses of work, an opportunity to see new places and meet new people, and to take time to relax. While vacations are meant to be carefree, it is important to consider the environmental consequences of your travel choices. Here are a few ideas to reduce the environmental impact of your next trip: Before you leave · Unplug as many appliances as possible, especially the large ones

A plugged appliance consumes electricity even when it is turned off   · Make sure there are no water leaks *A leaky toilet can waste up to 800 litres of water per day · Turn the air conditioner off · Reduce the temperature of your water heater *Most water heaters have a vacation mode to help with this Planning your Trip · Consider using a mode of transportation that has a lower carbon footprint, such as a bus or a train instead of an airplane, where possible · Be a tourist in your own town, which saves fuel, energy, and money · Plan activities that don’t require fuel use, such as hiking, canoeing, cycling, bird watching, or stargazing Once you’ve arrived · Try to purchase local produce whenever possible · If you venture into the wilderness, carry everything out that you brought with you and don’t disturb the environment · Consider staying at a green hotel *Green hotels embrace environmental stewardship and strive to reduce their impact on the environment in all of their operations For more information on green hotels, check out the Audubon Green LeafTM Eco-Rating Program Kreg Weiss is a co-founder of My Yoga Online and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. Several years ago, Kreg discovered yoga while teaching health and fitness. Yoga dramatically transformed Kreg’s approach to teaching health and wellness as well as changed his personal life bringing new direction in finding physical, mental, and spiritual growth.


Kreg Weiss

With an extensive background in anatomy and physiology, Kreg Weiss is not only a certified Yoga Teacher but is also certified in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).
Every single one of his classes integrates a purposeful, meditative quality, which allows an experience of connection and mental reflection – all while the body explores expansion and renewal.
Following several successful years of venturing in the wellness industry as a personal trainer, group fitness trainer, and national competitive athlete, Kreg Weiss received his certification in yoga in 2002. He feels privileged to be able to empower his students with practices that are educational and engaging, all while being accessible. Soon after becoming an teacher, Weiss decided to expand his knowledge of the human body at University of British Columbia where he studied both Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
In 2004, Kreg Weiss? passion for yoga led him to co-create, allowing him to share his love of yoga with people around the globe. Through integrity-driven classes, Weiss aims to provide students with the tools they need in order to pursue a one of a kind, confident practice, where asanas, pranayama, and meditation interact collectively to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.


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