How you travel can have a big impact on our environment! To help reduce your carbon footprint and minimize congestion, please consider carpooling to our region. Alternatively, drive or rent an electric vehicle. We have plenty of charging stations! View EV charging stations and plan your trip at Plug Share.
To learn more about the carbon footprint of tourism and to find out what percentage of your footprint transport typically comprises to, read this article by Sustainable Travel International.
Our community recycles, but providing the infrastructure for visitors to do so is something we’re working on. Search out a recycling receptacle at a local business if one cannot be found curbside. If you’re shopping for clothes or gear, consider buying used! We have great consignment shops in Bethel.
And, know that innovative community leaders are working behind the scenes to incorporate sustainable practices. For example, Pleasant River Farms collects food waste from local restaurants, breweries, resorts, schools and the local community to turn into compost for area farmers. In 2020 they diverted 1,000,000 pounds of food waste from the waste stream!