Green RVing: 4 Easy Ways to Get Started

RVers love their rigs, there’s no doubt about it. RVs let them travel whenever and wherever they please. As many will tell you there’s nothing like spending time in nature’s unspoiled beauty. Being close to Mother Nature has inspired many RV owners to find low impact ways to camp that won’t hurt the environment.

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Want to know how? Check out these 4 Green RVing camping tips to help you get started.

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1. Make Your Holding Tank as Green as Possible

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Everything that enters the campground’s septic system can end up in the surrounding environment. To reduce the chances of pollution, only use eco-friendly cleaning products. This includes items like body soap, dish soap, and waste tank treatments.

2. Keep Your Campfire Tidy

It’s not necessary to create a bonfire every single night. All wood burning fires creates smoke that pollutes the atmosphere. Thankfully, you don’t have to give up the ambiance of a good campfire to be a good environmental steward. Simply keep your campfires small and only burn 100% natural, unfinished wood. You may also want to consider buying a portable propane camp fire pit. These types of devices use less resources and won’t make your hair and clothes smell like smoke.

3. Only Camp in Sites Designated for RVs

Following this rule will give the surrounding ecosystems a chance to rest and rejuvenate so the site will be in good condition for years to come.

4. Reduce Your Use of Paper Products

Let’s be honest — disposable cups and plates are handy when you are dry camping. But these paper products contribute to deforestation and also create extra garbage. If you want to cut your paper use, consider finding a balance between waste and convenience. Use real cups and plates but clean them with sturdy paper towels. This will also help you reduce your dishwater use.

As time goes on and you learn more about Green RVing, you’ll find a ton of low-impact ways to help protect the environment. Are there are any tips you would like to share? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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