Articles Tagged ‘environment’

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines

iPads Will Save $1.2 Million In Fuel Costs For American Airlines July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
During takeoffs and landings, it’s prohibited on airplanes to use any electronic devices. We know it’s a bit of a nuisance for many travelers but the same rule applies to the airplane crew, including the pilots. Until now, that is. According to treehugger, American Airlines will be making...

Forget Electric Cars, Electric Planes are the Future

Forget Electric Cars, Electric Planes are the Future April 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Could electric planes be the future of flying? It’s pretty damn hard to imagine a commercial flight between New York and London flying off of batteries alone. But it’s all about the baby steps and there are engineers all over the world working on greener technologies for airplanes. Elektra...

Europe To Ban Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2050?

Europe To Ban Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2050? April 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
For those of us who will still be around in 2050, it could prove to be a very interesting time. Especially if the European Union has its way with things. According to TreeHugger, the European Commission, an executive branch of the EU, has proposed a ban on fossil fuel-driven vehicles by 2050. The commission’s...

World’s Countries Merging Together / Sinking Into the Sea

World’s Countries Merging Together / Sinking Into the Sea February 1, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
I think we can all agree that it may be tough, during an economic downturn, to sell luxury islands shaped like the world’s countries, especially if they are only accessible by yacht or motor boat. It is. Now it’s even tougher to sell the islands that make up Dubai World, because they are sinking. Penguin...

Tiny House Movement Gathering Steam In The US

Tiny House Movement Gathering Steam In The US December 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As anyone who’s backpacked for a length of time can attest, it really is about paring down right to the essentials. This is the main tenet behind “tiny houses” — a relatively new phenomenon in the US housing market. As reported by the Associated Press, there is a movement in America...

Winemakers to Use 106-Year Old Ship to Export Their Product

Winemakers to Use 106-Year Old Ship to Export Their Product July 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Bordeaux winemaker Smith Haut Lafitte has come up with a novel, yet slightly retro method of product distribution; exporting their wine by sailing ship. The ship will travel to Montreal with 20,000 bottles of wine on board. The idea behind this new way of exporting wine comes largely from the desire...

New Ecuador Hotel Receives “Five Star Green Award”

New Ecuador Hotel Receives “Five Star Green Award” July 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Let’s face it, travelling is bad for the environment. Planes consume thousands of gallons of fuel, cars and buses do the same, and often, hotels would rather have a larger carbon footprint if it means making a few extra bucks here and there. Luckily, some hotels are making a name for themselves...

With The Environmentalists In Mind – Beer Or Wine?

With The Environmentalists In Mind – Beer Or Wine? June 16, 2010 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
There are few things as nice as having a glass of wine in the mountains of Chile after a day-long hike, or enjoying a cold beer on the hot beach. However, we live in a changing world – one that cares about the environment, and often, partaking in such refreshments is not always the most environmentally...

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation?

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation? June 15, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
I was at a store the other day in Manhattan and saw a clock that ran on water. Reading the back, I learned that a mechanism extracted the ions from the water and somehow converted it to electricity that ran the clock. Pretty cool. There are lots of cool sustainable and earth-friendly things popping up...

EPA Encourages You To Book Energy Star Labeled Hotels This Summer

EPA Encourages You To Book Energy Star Labeled Hotels This Summer June 3, 2010 | Eco-Travel | Read More
How important is energy consumption and sustainability when you book a hotel? If you’ve never given it much thought before, perhaps now is the time to start. Travel is inherently an energy-consuming activity, but we can take steps to try to minimize our ecological footprint. The U.S. Environmental...