"Do your part, change will start"

-Steffi Lynn

What is sustainable tourism?

Sustainable Tourism is the act of making travel more eco-friendly and encouraging local conservation efforts. As a Destination Marketing Organization, it is our responsibility to create minimal impact travel opportunities for our visitors. To help reduce the impact of tourism on the environment, we have compiled several resources for you to reference as you plan your trip to St. Charles, Illinois. 

Eco-Friendly Transportation

Eco-Friendly Activities

Travel Tips

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

An easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to adjust your means of transportation. You can do this locally by riding your bike, using public transportation, and walking more frequently.  


Bike Around Town

Public Transportation

Ogilvie Transportation Center to Geneva Metra Station
Union Pacific West - approx. 1hr 07mins

Did you know that you can bike the Prairie Path from Chicago to St. Charles? This 40 mile trail is the perfect way to incorporate activity into your trip! Many people will bike the Prairie Path one way, and then take one of the two train options the other way. 

Walking Trails

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Eco-Friendly Activities

Whether it is supporting local eco-friendly establishments or taking part in a minimal impact activity, St. Charles has many options for you to enjoy!

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Sustainable Travel Tips


It is important to prioritize the environment no matter where you are traveling. To help create eco-friendly travel habits, read our blog on Sustainable Travel Tips.