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5 Easy Tips for Greener Holiday Travel

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | November 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: airplane, airport shuttle, bus, car, carbon emissions, Carbonfund.org, carryon, christmas, climate change, CO2, driving, eco transportation, flight, flying, fuel, gas mileage, global-warming, holiday travel, luggage, offsetting, oil, packing, plane, road trip, TerraPass, thanksgiving, train, traveler

Man at the train station

“Over the river and through the woods …”

Chances are, you’ll be traveling this holiday season, whether it’s a road trip to Grandma’s house or a cross-country flight to join relatives around the table for a seasonal feast. Though we all know that travel contributes to a warming climate, none of us is likely to call off the family gathering as a means of reducing C02 emissions.

The Cure for the Holiday Flying Guilt

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | November 25th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: airplanes, biofuel, flying, guilt, holiday, plane travel

Raise your hand if you’re flying this holiday season. Yeah, me too. Sure, you can buy offsets from the likes of TerraPass and ClimateCare. But those are just indulgences for the emissions our flights are already creating. For climate change’s sake, I wish there were a way to cut down on the emissions in the first place.