Comments on: Question of the Week: How did you minimize environmental impacts while making holiday travel plans? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: descarca manele noi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10728 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:23:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10728 Love it! Stunning pictures….

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By: Reveillon 2011 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10727 Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:11:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10727 Don’t know what to do for New Year’s Eve! Any ideas?…

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By: David Jefferson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10726 Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:28:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10726 I really wanted to travel to Chicago from Seattle. But I decided to travel just 100 feet from my home to my extended family’s home and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was able to keep in contact with my primary family via electronic slide shows.

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By: arthur http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10725 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 20:32:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10725 I burned Sierra Club members in my wood stove instead of cord wood all month.
This is a win win as Club members consume O2 and accomplish no good while, trees benefit mankind. Save a tree, burn a Sierra Club member.

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By: Cathi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10724 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:40:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10724 Actually, I was hugely frustrated and failed to find a way to take a bus or train instead of driving alone to another city to visit friends. In a full day of sneaking into my office to work again at finding affordable and reasonably timed public transportation from my suburban Chicago house to the bus location, I could not find a trip taking under 2 1/2 hours which would arrive in sufficient time that I would be sure to get on the bus. Although I did maximize my mileage by driving extremely evenly at 55 mpg (which appeared to yield better mileage than 60 mph), I drove 700 miles all by myself. What does that say about the state of public transportation, that in a major metropolitan area, I couldn’t find a cheap, efficient way to get 16 miles to a bus stop?

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By: Elise http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10723 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:12:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10723 First, we will be traveling only over the Christmas holiday not Thanksgiving. Instead we will be with close by friends. Second, we are eating a free range (from a truly free range facility) turkey. Third, we are eating local produce (which is very hard in Alaska, but we do have local potatoes, carrots, raspberries (no cranberries), and salad. Next, we will use skype to communicate with our family which also allows video viewing. Next, we will not participate in the post-T day frantic sales. Finally, we will clean it all up with non-toxic soaps and compost all uneaten food (no meat). We will keep the bears safe by not leaving our garbage in cans where they can find it. Junk meat leftovers will be tossed into the ocean for the crab. A true Alaskan holiday! (oh, and we won’t be out on our snowmachines using up gas to run down and poach animals, which is another AK tradition we don’t agree with).

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By: Shlomo Horowitz http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10722 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:37:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10722 My Wii is very environmentally-friendly, Mary. It plugs into the wall when it is used and I make sure to unplug it when it is not. Ah! but you may say, Why not just purchase a power strip to store all gadgets and not have to risk electric shock just to save a few kilowatts? It would be a great question. I would, however, be ready with an even-greater answer! The power strips sold at my local Radio Shack cost well over $10! Such an expensive price for convenience! I have no problem making Shvelta, my daughter, unplug the Wii after use.

We’ve had a few close encounters with our friend, Electricity, but nothing too major. Happy Thanksgiving, Mary, and thanks for the tip!

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By: Shlomo Horowitz http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10721 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:27:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10721 That’s a great way of getting around, now if I can only convince my wife to carry me to and from temple. What a marvelous idea!

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By: Shlomo Horowitz http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10720 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:26:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10720 Your daughter’s friend was probably too busy text messaging on her new cellular phone to pay attention to the game on the ice. I’ll tell you, the children these days have no sensibilities or awareness of their surroundings. It’s like I tell Shvelta, my daughter, “Pay attention, or you could end up getting hit in the head with a hockey puck!”

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By: Marje W. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-holiday-travel/#comment-10719 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:44:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=490#comment-10719 We’re going to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner which is about 2 miles away, therefore we won’t be cooking a turkey ourselves which cuts down on electricity and will be using less than a sixth of a gallon of gas to get there and back.

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