30 May '11, 6pm

Families Choosing Cheaper, Greener Getaways: Many Americans are re-thinking the family vacation based on both co...

Families Choosing Cheaper, Greener Getaways: Many Americans are re-thinking the family vacation based on both co...

If a tight budget or a shift in thinking has made your backyard barbecue your farthest and most exotic travel destination this holiday weekend, you are not alone. Many Americans are re-thinking the family vacation based on both costs and concerns for the environment. According to a new CNN/ Research Opinion poll , 1 in 4 Americans have chosen to spend their Memorial Day holiday closer to home due to the current high price of gas . With each gallon costing nearly a dollar more than at the same time last year, families -- particularly those in lower-income households -- can't afford the financial hit of a distant getaway. A 2011 poll conducted by Trip Advisor shows vacation destinations this year trending toward the more family-oriented, with a high percentage of Americans planning local and nature-experience outdoor destinations: Top five types of family trips in 2011: Beac...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/families-cho...

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sierraclub.org 31 May '11, 2am

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Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

Why It Is Cheaper To Build A Green Home

thegoodhuman.com 08 Jun '11, 3pm

Heating and cooling – Perhaps you’ve never considered that you can build a house without having a furnace or radiator some...