Greening Your Travels

My previous post about Travel & Leisure magazine’s ‘Top 10 Must-See Green American Landmarks’ made me stop and think about green travel in general. If you’re like me, you feel compelled to reach outside of your own little world and experience what the rest of the planet has to offer. Leisure traveling not only expands […]

Must-See Green American Landmarks

As I sit here in southeastern Pennsylvania on an unusually cold and snowy day, I am day-dreaming about warm, sunny places. It’s the perfect time to take a look at Travel & Leisure’s Top 10 Must-See Green American Landmarks. I wouldn’t mind being in sunny 78-degree Santa Monica, California right now where the colorful Santa […]

Save Gas with iPhone’s greenMeter

The greenMeter is a new iPhone application that computes a vehicle’s real-time fuel consumption, and displays the effects of acceleration, aerodynamic drag, and rolling resistance across the speed range, on easy-to-read graphs. The purpose is to increase a driver’s fuel economy and environmental awareness. Before starting out, Just enter a few key points, like the […]

Verifying A Hotel’s Green Claims

Wondering if the hotel you’re interested in staying at during your eco-tourism trip is really as green, or sustainable, as it claims? Check out this interesting blog post on TechCrunch which explains a new green rating system launched by Whole Travel. “The site assigns each hotel with a score based on its environmental, cultural, and […]

Will Climate Change Affect Fall Foliage and the Economy?

Even if changing temperatures does affect fall foliage, does it really matter? While it might seem insignificant at first glance, a decrease or delay in the brilliancy of autumn leaves may have serious negative effects on the New England economy.

Green Renovation of Historic Fort Creates Sustainable Resort

A group of historical buildings on 350 acres of land overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge has undergone a sustainable renovation and is now home to the Cavallo Point Lodge. The hotel, which sits on the former military site of Fort Baker, is seeking the second highest level of certification of gold, from the U.S. Green […]

Greening the Nevada Desert

The big news is that Nevada has plans underway for 100 million square feet of new construction to be built to U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. More than half of that is planned for Las Vegas.

Denali National Park’s Green Visitor Center Welcomes Tourists

The new Eielson Visitor Center in the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska, has been awarded the highest level of LEED achievement from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center received its Platinum rating for adherence to strict environmental standards integrated into its construction.

Greening the Casino and Hotel Industry

Concerned about the air quality while gambling in a smoky casino? Well, one of many green building techniques used in some of today’s casinos is an air purifying system to get rid of most of the smoke on the gambling floor. Even the slot machines are green by using half the amount of electricity than […]

Bike Tour Closes the Loop for Green Affordable Housing

Ride Green Build Green is an event organized by bicyclists to raise funds to build an affordable green-built home through Habitat For Humanity. Biking from Seattle to San Francisco, riders will enlighten the general public along the way about the need for affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income families.

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