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Paint the Town ‘Green’ on Your Next Vacation

More than one billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. With its 43rd anniversary coming up on Monday April 22nd,  it’s time to get creative and start thinking about how we plan to contribute. Well, it does fall on a Monday, so maybe we won’t be overly ambitious! But if your mid afternoon daydreams have you hopping on a plane and heading somewhere outside of your cubicle, why not go with it?

Start Planning Your Trip Abroad!

Have you ever considered visiting a green city? Cities across Europe have adopted laws and procedures to ensure a clean environment for future generations. Germany has even gone as far as to offer subsidies for its citizens to use solar power. These destinations are forward thinkers when it comes to environmental awareness, they are innovative when it comes to brainstorming solutions and they implement boisterous and trendy courses of action. The title of European Green Capitol is an honor given to one European city every year that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, commitment to on-going and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development, and the extent to which they act as a role model and promote best practice to motivate and inspire other cities.

Copenhagen won the title of European Green Capitol for 2014 by proving to be a highly successful role model for Europe and beyond when it comes to green economy. The city has gone to great measures to maintain immaculately clean beaches, and strives to ensure that all seawater within city limits is clean before 2015. Not only is this destination known for its green efforts, it is one of Europe’s up and coming design and fashion hubs! Who says you can’t look good while saving the planet?

Bristol came in close second to Copenhagen for the 2014 title and has recently been announced as a finalist for 2015, along with Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana. Finalists will now present their vision to a panel of 12 experts and the winner will be announced in mid June. Our prediction is that Bristol will come out on top, since this makes the third time the city has been a finalist.  In addition to its beautiful green spaces, expansive coastline and cutting edge conservation concepts, Bristol is one of the most culturally alive places in Europe. When planning you trip look for destinations with establishments that have adopted the “Green Tourism Business Scheme,” a scrupulous set of criteria that evaluates a range of areas such as the business’s energy and water efficiency, waste management and bio diversity.

Let Auto Europe Help

Auto Europe continues to conceptualize new ways to be environmentally conscious and is proud to work with suppliers who offer eco-friendly fleet selections. Feel good about reducing your carbon foot print while traveling in Europe and choose to rent a fuel efficient vehicle like the Toyota Avensis.  For more information about destinations that offer green car fleets contact us toll free at 1-888-223-5555.

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