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Woodalls: Find ‘Green’ RV Parks on Facebook

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April 21, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

woodalls_greenfriendlyTo celebrate Earth Day, Woodall’s announced the creation of a searchable database of “Green-Friendly” parks at Facebook.com/Woodalls.

The Woodall’s/ARVC Plan-It “Green-Friendly” Park Program, which rolled out last year, helps identify parks that are implementing eco-friendly practices at their campground or RV park.

Together, Woodall’s and the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) — with guidance from Leave No Trace (an organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of the outdoors) — has developed “Green-Friendly” criteria that is applied to RV parks or campgrounds around the country.

In order to be considered “Green-Friendly,” parks must meet nine out of the 18 criteria listed below:

  • Tankless water heaters.
  • Motion sensors for lighting in bathrooms and clubhouses.
  • Energy-efficient light bulbs.
  • Non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products.
  • Water saving showerheads and/or faucets with automatic shutoff taps.
  • Recycle bins for cans, paper, glass and plastic.
  • Energy saving appliances.
  • Eco-friendly and “Leave No Trace” tips and education for guests.
  • Landscaping that uses wood chip, pebble, paved or grass paths to decrease soil erosion.
  • “Reduce Water Usage” signage for guests around the park.
  • One or more of the following: lighting, heaters and/or coolers with timers.
  • Solar or wind power.
  • Low flush toilets or waterless urinals.
  • Grey water access (if allowed in state).
  • On-site organic composting.
  • Email confirmations rather than paper to minimize paper waste.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling.
  • A program for frequent tree planting.
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