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Have a road trip planned? Here are 9 easy ways to make it eco-friendly:

Have a road trip planned? Here are 9 easy ways to make it eco-friendly:

As Memorial Day approaches, engines rev across the country in anticipation of summer road trips — fun, yes, but not exactly eco-friendly. Still, with a little extra thought and planning, the classic American vacation needn’t ravage the environment, too. Check out Earth911’s tips to greening your car travel. 1. Prepare to picnic Grabbing fast food on the go takes a toll on the planet’s resources from the paper and plastic packaging to the emissions from trucking a load of French fries. Taking along food – or stocking up at a grocery store en route – is generally healthier and cheaper, too. Gear up for your movable feast with eco picnic gear : reusable utensils, napkins, dishes and cups. Even sturdy disposables can withstand several uses, but don’t skimp on two must-haves: water bottles (ideally several large ones to cover long stretches of road) and a real knife for cutting...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/24/9-ways-to-green-your-...

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