Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Green RV Parks for the RV Lifestyle

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 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.
 Happy RVing!

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