Sustainable Road Trips: Green Diva Style
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We had a remarkably good time this week, especially since our feature interview was with our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, green funeral director and author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates. Seriously. You gotta love a woman who has a book with this title! She introduced us to a new eco-friendly way of cremation that sounds (although some of the discussion was a little more detailed than we might have needed) like a great alternative to traditional cremation. Did you know that 16% of all mercury pollution in the air is the direct result of cremation?!? Hope you’ll listen to the interview to learn more about this potential alternative known as bio-cremation, resomation, or water resolution. Elizabeth has a marvelous way of making an often awkward subject interesting, entertaining and a lot less creepy.
Green Diva Lisa on the Sustainable Highway
Green Diva Lisa did a great report on a recent road trip she took to Austin, Texas. She had taken the opportunity to write about her experience as a seasoned road warrior and offered tips on how to be as green, sustainable and healthy as possible when on the big highway.
Here are a couple of tips for sustainable road tripping – (READ more in GD Lisa’s Original Post):
- Gas – find out how to be the most fuel efficient with whatever car you drive on EarthGarage.com and check out a new app for finding the best gas prices while on the road: GasBuddy.
- Food - I generally don’t eat a lot of full meals on the road, but I like to stop for breakfast. It hard to screw up eggs, bacon and fruit. This trip we went to the Waffle House once (remind me not to do that again) and Cracker Barrel once. The other place that I will consider stopping is Chipotle’s, with serves food with integrity supporting local farmers and offers grass fed meats and more.
- Snacks – The nice thing about being on the road is that you really aren’t on any eating schedule. You get to eat when you are hungry and eat what you are in the mood for at the time. So, I keep a variety of healthy choices. I bring along an eco-friendly travel cup and bamboo or stainless cutlery which I just wash and re-use.
- Hyration - Staying hydrate can help keep our minds sharp on long trips. Many of you know how The Green Divas feel about bottle water. If not, listen to our Sleeping Naked is Green podcast on bottled water and/or read GD Meg’s recent post about bottled water. My favorite alternative to buying bottled water is a BPA free water bottle with a built in filter called the Bobble Bottle.
GETTIN LOCAL WITH THE GREEN DIVAS: Wherever You Are!
Listen to this 5-min segment on local, sustainable community – this week’s discussion was about Local trail clean ups with groups like Adopt-A-Trail, finding a local CSA & finding beautiful scenic drives for spring (even in NJ!).
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Hope you’ll listen to this broadcast!