“Go Green” when you “Go Blue Moon”! Blue Moon Beach Grill was recently featured in this article written by Katlyn Ericksen on Eco-Friendly NC Vacationing (below). As an Ocean Friendly Establishment, Blue Moon Beach Grill continues to work on improving our environmentally friendly practices and strives to always “do better and do more.”
Things to consider on your next NC vacation…
Putting an Eco-Friendly Spin on Your NC Vacation
The New Year is promising to be one of many adventures with up to 36% of Americans planning to vacation locally during the course of 2022, according to an AAA travel survey. With vacationing finally being on the cards again after nearly two years now is also the perfect time to establish some new habits with regards to eco-friendly tourism. Here are a few ways you can make sure your next North Carolina holiday not only consists of great food, comfortable accommodations, and fun activities but is kinder to the environment too.
Find Comfortable Green Accommodations
Over the past few years, it has become apparent that ecotourism is not just a passing trend, but actually, something people are willing to pay good money for. Finding eco-friendly accommodation in North Carolina is not hard. In fact, you may find it difficult to choose between all the amazing options available. As a Destination Earth® hotel, The Carolina Inn has implemented a range of practices to help ensure water and energy efficiency as well as reduced waste and an overall lower carbon footprint. Conveniently located on the University of North Carolina campus, the hotel also boasts luxury rooms and suites, multiple dining experiences, and a range of meeting and function facilities suitable to small and large functions. Other eco-friendly accommodations worth considering include the Mount Mitchell Eco Retreat and the Spring House Farm Eco Treat.
Try to Make Green Food Choices
North Caroline is known for its iconic foods that include a variety of tantalizing dishes such as chicken-fried steak, Indian tacos, fried green tomatoes, fried calamari, and buffalo shrimp, many of which are on the menu at the Blue Moon Beach Grill. While supporting any local business definitely improves the sustainability rating of your vacation, you can score additional eco-friendly points by paying a visit to some of the proudly green eating establishments across the state. Some popular spots to add to your list of must-visit places include the beautiful Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery in Chapel Hill and the Prints Works Bistro in Greensboro. If you are making use of self-catering accommodation you can ensure your meals are eco-friendly by purchasing local products and minimizing the use of single-use plastics.
Spend Time at Eco Attractions
When on vacation you undoubtedly want to engage in at least a handful of fun activities. North Carolina is, fortunately not only home to museums, art galleries, and theme parks, but an incredible variety of ecotourism attractions as well. A visit to the gorgeous Chimney Rock State Park with its multitude of hiking trails, rock climbing opportunities, and animal discovery den is bound to be enjoyed by the whole family. Other attractions to add to your itinerary include the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, the Hammocks Beach State Park, and the Goose Creek State Park. Art lovers can also spend time at the North Carolina Museum of Art which prides itself on its implementation of sustainable practices which includes maximizing the use of daylight and collecting rainwater to replenish pools.
More and more people are concerning themselves with the well-being of the environment. Luckily, it isn’t difficult to find ways to make your North Carolina vacation more eco-friendly.