Did you know that there are RV parks that are actually certified as ‘Green’? There’s even a way to search for these green parks. If you’re on Facebook head over to Facebook.com/Woodalls. They have a searchable database where you can click on a state and get a list of parks certified to be green. Now that's pretty nifty!
In order to be considered “Green-Friendly,” parks must meet nine out of the 18 criteria listed below:
- Tankless water heaters.
- Motion sensors for lighting in bathrooms and clubhouses.
- Energy-efficient light bulbs.
- Non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products.
- Water saving showerheads and/or faucets with automatic shutoff taps.
- Recycle bins for cans, paper, glass and plastic.
- Energy saving appliances.
- Eco-friendly and “Leave No Trace” tips and education for guests.
- Landscaping that uses wood chip, pebble, paved or grass paths to decrease soil erosion.
- “Reduce Water Usage” signage for guests around the park.
- One or more of the following: lighting, heaters and/or coolers with timers.
- Solar or wind power.
- Low flush toilets or waterless urinals.
- Grey water access (if allowed in state).
- On-site organic composting.
- Email confirmations rather than paper to minimize paper waste.
- Geothermal heating and cooling.
- A program for frequent tree planting.