Of all prefixes, Eco has been getting a good workout this season: eco-friendly, eco-investment, eco-conscious, eco-management, eco-anxiety, eco-mania. The buzz is everywhere and the word is out: Eco is in.
Here’s another to add to the list: eco.orbitz.com. Launched by Orbitz in April 2007, this is the latest in a string of travel sites that gives you (the consumer) the option to consider the environment when you travel.
For example, when you’re ready to hit the Caribbean for some snorkeling, eco.orbitz.com helps you choose a “green” hotel and/or volunteer in local conservation efforts. The site also lists eco-friendly destinations and has practical articles about what-in-the-world “eco-tourism” actually means.
Other popular travel sites that are green, but don't have the "eco" prefix, include: Responsibletravel.com, IntrepidTravel.com, www.travelroots.com, and www.tribes.co.uk. Travel-industry giants Expedia and Travelocity also have programs that allow you to offset your carbon emissions.