5453 Werfenweng, Austria
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WerfenwengSkiers trying to minimize their carbon footprint should head to eco-friendly resort Werfenweng. A member of sustainable tourism network Alpine Pearls, the Austrian town offers innovative solutions to protecting the earth. Visitors are encouraged to exchange their car keys for a “soft mobility” card that grants access to bikes, cross-country skis, and biofuel-powered cars for just $10, while the majority of chalets, hotels, and restaurants use locally sourced ingredients and always recycle and compost their waste. Werfenweng’s environmental-friendly development has not gone unnoticed—in 2016, the town was named among the top 100 sustainable places in the world by Green Destinations.