Friday, April 29, 2016

10 Tips for Greener Travel In Miami

Enjoy your Miami vacation without any green guilt by considering some eco-friendly travel suggestions. Below are 10 tips for greener travel in Miami.

1. Think reusable. Use stainless steel water bottles, snack containers, zippered snack bags and other reusable products to stay hydrated and eat healthy snacks.
2. Buy green gear. Invest in eco-friendly travel gear such as refillable BPA-free containers for shampoos and lotions, solar-powered device chargers, reusable water bottles and bamboo travel blankets.
3. Choose a car or train instead of a plane. Consider driving or using public transportation when traveling to Miami. Air travel is now the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Rent a hybrid or biofueled car. Public transportation is the greenest choice, but if you rent a vehicle, get it from the major car rental companies that offer eco-friendly vehicles.
5. Lighten up your luggage. Simplify your family vacation by packing lighter. The weight of your suitcase impacts the amount of fuel burned and carbon emissions released during your trip.
6. Eat locally and sustainably. Seek out and dine at eco-friendly restaurants near your Miami hotel.
7. Skip the souvenirs. Forget about loading up your suitcases with soon to be forgotten souvenirs. Use your camera or smartphone to capture family memories by taking pictures at each place you visit.
8. Time your sunscreen. Buy a biodegradable, natural brand of sunscreen and apply it at least 30 minutes before you hit the beach. If you put it on just before diving in, even many of the waterproof varieties will come off and add to coastal pollution.
9. Be conscientious during your vacation. Reuse your room sheets and towels while staying at your hotel in Miami. Turn off the lights and set the air conditioning to a higher temperature when you leave your hotel room.
10. Recycle it. Make sure to use recycling bins that are becoming increasingly more common throughout South Florida for bottles, aluminum, plastic and paper.


Miami Hotel Near FIU Commencement

Our hotel near FIU offers convenient access to Florida International University’s commencement ceremonies. FIU spring commencement will take place on May 7, 9, 10 & 11, 2016. FIU summer commencement will be held on August 7, 8 & 9, 2016.

Commencement is a formal ceremony that celebrates and recognizes the academic achievements of graduates. The ceremony marks a beginning for graduates who are ready to embark on a new journey in their professional lives.

The FIU Bookstore maintains a list of undergraduate students who have earned 40 credits at FIU and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of their most recently completed semester. Students meeting these criteria will be allowed to purchase an honor cord to be worn over their regalia during commencement.

FIU commencement exercises take place three times a year at the end of the spring, summer and fall semesters. Find more information at If you’re traveling to South Florida to see a friend or family member at the commencement, our hotel near Florida International University is your perfect choice for affordable accommodations.