Win a Free Folding Bike!

Make urban living easier by using pedal power instead of gas-guzzling vehicles to get around.  It’s more convenient, cheaper and better for the environment.  Plus, storing and transporting your bike is now more manageable with a light-weight folding bike. Here’s your chance to win a free full-size folding bike by Montague!  For more information and […]

Sustainable Landscape Architecture

I recently visited the Queens Botanical Garden in New York and thought they did a great job creating visually appealing sites to educate all who tour the gardens.  The intent is to teach others to be stewards of the environment by integrating sustainable elements into the landscape. Some of the impressive features include:  a green […]

Tour Historic America

One way to reconnect with the past is to take a tour of historic sites, buildings, towns, seasides, trails and natural wonders.  Whether by streetcar, rail, bus, boat or foot, historic tours will enlighten and entertain all ages.  From art and architecture to significant events and figures, history comes alive during self-guided and guided tours. […]

Historic Hotels Make Your Stay Special

Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in an opulent mansion or a restored 350-year-old convent?  The National Trust for Historic Preservation makes it easy to find fascinating places to stay during your vacation, business travel, or other special event. To qualify as a member of the “Historic Hotels of America” program, “a […]

Green Your Ride with an Eco-Friendly Auto Club

Whether you drive a car, RV, motorcycle or bicycle, there may come a time when you need roadside assistance.  Why not support an auto club company that cares about the environment?   They even offer insurance, travel discounts and carbon offsets to help lessen your impact on the earth.  Memberships also make great gifts.

Eco-friendly Hotels are on the Rise

Recently, a chic hotel in downtown Philadelphia opened which is indicative of a positive, “greening” trend in the industry and the world today.  The former Architects Building in Rittenhouse Square was transformed into the luxurious Hotel Palomar.  It was constructed to the United States Green Building Council’s high performance LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental […]

World’s First Green Airplane Hanger

Construction of Hangar 25 at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California was built to high performance, sustainable design standards.  Now complete, the new facility is the first of its kind in the world to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest award — LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.

Hotels Can Save with Energy-Saving Retro-fits

Existing hotels can conserve energy, lessen their carbon footprints, and reduce utility bills through the use of the Hotel Room Retro-fit kit. The innovative device, invented by EnOcean, won honorable mention in the “Green Building” category of the recent 2009 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. The kit features a self-powered wireless hotel key card switch […]

LEED Platinum Hotel a Testament to Green Building

About a year ago, a new hotel in Greensboro, NC opened its doors for business … but this was no ordinary hotel. Built to high-performance green building standards, the luxurious Proximity Hotel earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest award — LEED platinum certification. It is the first hotel in the U.S. to receive this […]

Eco-friendly Auto/Travel Club

If you’re worried about a loved one possibly needing roadside assistance or help with other aspects of travel, a thoughtful holiday gift might be a membership to an auto/travel club. But keep in mind, not all clubs are the same, especially when it comes to environmental issues.

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