Spring break is fast approaching and if you haven't already booked a getaway now is the time. We've rounded up 10 great places for you to try if you're looking for a vacation that puts sustainability at the forefront. Check them out after the jump.
1 Cotton Tree Lodge, Belize. An off the grid resort with a reforestation project and many activities this vacation is both tropical and environmentally friendly.
2 El Silencio Lodge and Spa, Costa Rica. Really, could a resort sounds more luxurious and relaxing that El Silencio? Set in a carbon-offsetting tropical cloud forest this resort offers natural surroundings, eco experiences and organic cuisine.
3 Full House Farm, Sebastopol, California. Rent a vacation home at the Full House Farm in the heart of wine country and enjoy educational tours of the farm which offers guests a garden where they can pick their own organic vegetables and fruits. Fresh, organic eggs are also supplied to visitors every morning.
4 Balamku Inn on the Beach, Mexico. 100% solar power with water conservation and composting toilets, this resort pairs the beach with ecotourism.
5 The Sky Hotel, Aspen, Colorado. A Green Seal certified hotel, at The Sky you can get a ski vacation and luxury with your green travel.
6 Thunderbird Lodge, Chinle, Arizona. Located close to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, the Thunderbird Lodge offers eco-accommodations in addition to tours of the surrounding area.
7 Little St. Simon's Island, Georgia. A naturalist's dream this practically untouched island offers activities for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors including activities lead by a staff of naturalists like an owl prowl, river kayaking, birding trips and beach combing.
8 Inn at Ship Bay, Orcas Island, Washington. Located on Orca's Island in Ship Bay, this resort celebrates the wildlife that lives in the surrounding area in every possible way.
9 Journey Inn, Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. Situated in a prairie near the Mississippi River, this Bed and Breakfast gives guests an experience that connects them with nature through endless outdoor activities.
10 Stay home! Ok, this one isn't really a trip but what could be more sustainable than exploring where you live? There must be a few places around home that you've been meaning to check out: that new museum, an exhibit at the local university, a park that has new trails or a town nearby that has a great restaurant. Dedicate some time to just exploring around town for a change.