Articles Tagged ‘green’

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...

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift November 24, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, UK | Read More
Just in time for London’s hosting gig of the 2012 Summer Olympic games, the double-deckers have gone green with a makeover. These new versions of the double-decker buses contain a hybrid engine that is 40% more fuel efficient than the standard diesel-powered engines usually used for buses. The...

Scottish Researchers Produce Whiskey-Based Biofuel

Scottish Researchers Produce Whiskey-Based Biofuel August 27, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Nobody would have ever thought that scientists would actually recommend mixing driving and alcohol, but with new biofuel research coming out of the Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Scotland, whiskey may be part of the future of alternative energy. The chemistry behind the...

Bullfighting In Spain Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past

Bullfighting In Spain Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past August 5, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Different cultures have different trademarks. In parts of America, people like to race pigs. In places like Haiti, cockfighting is a standard pastime. In India, elephants are treated and revered as sacred creatures. These different human-animal relationships reflect certain qualities of the different...

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Ride Bikes across America for the Environment

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Ride Bikes across America for the Environment July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For a lot of people and organizations, “going green” is nothing more than a badge to brandish for popularity or publicity. There are those, however, who already live a sustainable lifestyle without particularly aiming to do so. They ride their bikes; they don’t buy what they don’t...

The End of Shark Fin Soup in Hawaii

The End of Shark Fin Soup in Hawaii July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
According to a 2008 CNN report, the shark fin market is a million-dollar industry where people will pay up to $500 a pound, or over $100 for a bowl of shark-fin soup. Though it has no proven medicinal purpose, shark-fin soup is considered a delicacy by some, much like caviar in the West. There’s...

Velo-Vacation: Pedal Away This Holiday

Velo-Vacation: Pedal Away This Holiday July 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As an avid cyclist, I’ve always dreamed of randonneuring: enjoying the countryside with nothing but my bike, a bit of luggage, and the occasional stop in the shade. I’m of course trapped in bill-and-retail hell, so getting away is a bit difficult for me, but anyone who’s done any long-distance...

Green Holidays Week: Contest for All-Expenses Paid Trip From The UK To Rhodes

Green Holidays Week: Contest for All-Expenses Paid Trip From The UK To Rhodes June 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The Travel Foundation has declared the week of June 26 – July 3 as Make Holidays Greener Week. And like OasisOverland, we think every week should have this designation. But this is certainly a great way to highlight it and bring attention to green travel. The Travel Foundation is posing a challenge:...

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...

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...