To kick off any eco-friendly vacation the right way, pick a non-stop flight. Planes actually release the most carbon emission during take-off and landing, so the less flights you have to take, the better…besides, who has time to sit around waiting for a connection?! Once at your destination, try to get around by foot or bike. Not only are these alternatives to cabs a lot more fun, they also help reduce pollution. If you absolutely need a car, rent a hybrid. And when choosing a hotel, aim for options that promote green practices. Another thing you can do to help the environment while globetrotting is to try as often as possible to buy local — these items haven’t been shipped in from another country which saves emissions. Plus, helping local farmers and business owners will also warm your heart. And that’s a perk you should aim for no matter what’s on your green agenda.
Spring was in full swing as Key Biscayners made it off the island to support a variety of causes around town.
Meet a few Outstanding Mothers of Key Biscayne who are mastering the fine art of balancing life, work and family as they raise their children to be loving, successful and compassionate human beings.