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Survey Results: Are You an Eco-Hypocrite?

October 14th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Airlines, Ecotravel, How to Ski Green, Ski Vacations

ecohypocriteA survey of over 200 people, along with focus groups and in-depth interviews found that even the most committed environmentalists – identified by green trademarks such as shopping ethically, installing water and energy saving appliances and recycling – would not be prepared to accept extra ‘green taxes’ and are deeply skeptical of the carbon offsetting schemes designed to mitigate them. How does this square with the eco-skier, those enlightened powder fiends who faithfully recycle and install fluorescent bulbs? Not very well. (more…)

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Most eco-friendly airlines

September 14th, 2008 by skigreenguy | 1 Comment | Filed in Airlines, Ecotravel, Green Ski Transportation, How to Ski Green, Ski Vacations

Seatguru.com has information on the most eco-friendly airlines and aircraft. The winners? Continental Airlines, EasyJet and Lufthansa. The least fuel efficient airplane was Boeing’s twin-engine MD-82. Top honors went to the Airbus A319, Boeing 787 as well as slower but much more fuel efficient turboprop planes.

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