07 SEP 2011: Most Canadians have a double standard when it comes to the environment, being less eco-friendly when they're travelling than at home. According to a poll, 83 per cent of Canadians have never taken an eco-friendly vacation - although – about 60 per cent would consider one if the price was the same as a regular holiday.
A poll commissioned by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, defined an eco-friendly trip as one that aims to ``sustain, enhance or have as little impact as possible on the environment.''
Ways to make travel greener include using e-tickets, taking public transit while sightseeing and buying carbon offset credits, something that 90% of Canadians have never considered, said the foundation, which funds environmental projects across the country.
``While we often think about our impact to the environment at home, our research shows that the majority of Canadians aren't as concerned about the environment when they're away,'' Mary Desjardins, the foundation's executive director, said in a release.