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04/21/2023

The Sustainable Traveler’s Guide to Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a lively destination known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and exciting nightlife. As a sustainable traveler, it's important to keep in mind how our actions can impact the environment and the local community. With Earth Day around the corner, it's an excellent opportunity to explore Miami Beach while keeping sustainability in mind. Here’s your Miami Beach travel guide, for the sustainable traveler.

Transportation

When it comes to transportation, consider using eco-friendly modes of transportation like public transportation, bike-sharing programs, or walking. Miami Beach has an excellent public transportation system, including buses and trolleys, that can take you around the city. If you prefer to rent a car, choose a fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicle, and consider carpooling with other travelers to reduce your carbon footprint.

Accommodation

For the perfect sustainable stay during your time in Miami Beach, look no further than Blue Moon Hotel. We pride ourselves in our holistic approach to hospitality, which includes preserving the beauty of our surroundings. Our sustainability initiatives are at the core of who we are, and we’re always looking for new ways to do right by our planet. We take part in EarthView® which is a proprietary sustainability program that dives deep into the details of making your stay eco-friendly. We make sure to use energy-efficient light bulbs (LED), have a towel and linen reuse program, and do property-wide recycling. 

As a traveler, there are a few habits you can keep, as well, to reduce your carbon footprint. Turn off the lights and A/C when you leave your hotel room, and reuse towels and sheets instead of having them changed every day. Avoid using single-use toiletries and instead, bring your own reusable toiletries.

Dining

When it comes to food, choose restaurants that prioritize local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients. Some great options in Miami Beach include Full Bloom Vegan, Planta South Beach, and OL’DAYS. Another easy way to do good for the environment is to bring your own reusable water bottle and avoid buying single-use plastic bottles.

Experiences

There are plenty of sustainable activities to do in Miami Beach. Spend the day at the beach, but be sure to pick up any trash you see and dispose of it properly. You could also take a guided eco-tour of the Everglades, where you can learn about the unique ecosystem and the importance of conservation efforts. 

When shopping in Miami Beach, support local businesses and reduce your carbon footprint by shopping at farmers' markets or locally-owned shops. The Lincoln Road Farmers Market and the Wynwood Marketplace are great places to find sustainable products in Miami Beach. Avoid buying souvenirs made from endangered or unsustainable materials, like sea turtle shells or coral. As you explore these marketplaces, bring your own reusable shopping bags to reduce your use of single-use plastic bags.

By following these tips, you can help reduce your environmental footprint and support sustainable tourism practices in Miami Beach! Sustainable travel is all about making small changes that add up to a big impact, and these tips can help you enjoy your travels while keeping sustainability in mind.

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