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It might be a little too early to send out the Earth Day greeting cards, but donít tell that to Porter Airlines. The Canadian carrier known for awesome service on the ground and in the air is bringing another new feature to their flights, and this time itís kind of something just for the earth.
To celebrate Earth Dayóand just to generally be seen as the good guysóPorter Airlines is readying its very first biofuel flight. Last month the airline sent one of their Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliners up into the skies for a test flight, and it sounds like things went well with the green gas. That means itís now time to test things out on an official commercial flight. If all goes according to plan itíll do its thing right around the middle of April.
While do-gooder types may be planning to save the whales or do some other activity to make the world a better place on Earth Day, you can do your part by just eating and drinking wine this weekend. The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival goes down April 15 to 17 at Templeton, California, in the Central Coast.
Located halfway between L.A. and San Francsico, Templeton will host a feast of eco-friendly eats and vino. There will be farm-to-table lunches, winemaker dinners and more, but the biggie is the Grand Tasting at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery on April 16.
Since Earth Day is next week, we figured we'd go green and give a shoutout to those countries that are doing their part to be eco-friendly. But we want to shine a light on destination in the developing world that are making big strides, so we consulted the Ethical Traveler for its annual top-10 list of Best Ethical Destinations.
True, "ethical travel" doesn't necessarily equal "green travel," but each place chosen must show improvement in environmental protection (the other two categories they are judged on are social welfare and human rights). The report states that every destination had to demonstrate "clear indicators of environmental health, preservation of resources, and cultivation of beneficial, sustainable practices."
Kenya makes the eco cut.
On Mother's Day, moms get props, so we figured Earth Day is the perfect time to recognize those eco-destinations around the globe that are doing their part to preserve the environment while simultaneously providing travelers an amazing place to visit.
You might find your next vacation inspiration and you might be surprised by our choices for the Top Five Eco-Destinations Worldwide. Check them out, after the jump
Apparently Earth Day has infiltrated the entire month of April, and thatís fine with us as long as we can learn about Mother Nature through movies. We like planting trees and recycling, but itís been kind of hot lately and air conditioning is pretty nice. Whole Foods Market appeals to our lazy side with the Letís Retake Our Plates film festival. The only down side is that weíll probably feel guilty eating those Sabor De Soledad cheese puffs in the theatre.
Whole Foods wants everyone to know about their food and how it got to the plate, and theyíre teaching their message with affordable film screenings around the country throughout April. Some of the films are somewhat well known like King Corn. Weíve seen this one and recommend its story of how two people trace the origin of several different types of corn products; they learn that itís in pretty much everything they eat and they have a hard time giving up the cob. If all the new movies are a little too cutting edge for your taste, there will also be screenings of classics like Soylent Green and Silent Running. Weíre pretty confident that Whole Foods sells nothing made from people so donít worry.
You drive a Prius. You own a reusable grocery bag. You're able to explicate - at length - the nuances of the organic vs. localism debate. But for some reason Earth Day still fills you with guilt. You're pretty good about the whole environmentalism thing when you're at home. But when you're on the road you sometimes let nature take a backseat to convenience.
Let Jaunted unburden you with a few suggestions about battery-using peripherals. Help us help you.
We've already expressed our love for all things USB-chargeable when it comes to travel electronics. The advantages of making sure that your peripherals can be recharged that way run the gamut from less clutter to a lighter backpack to a more universal charging scheme. But there are some devices that still need batteries.
Some of those you can give up when you're out of the house - external mice don't need to come with you on your trip to Europe. But if your camera takes AA batteries then you need double AA batteries. And if you're in certain European cities - or you've traipsed off into the countryside - that could be a genuine problem.