Monthly Archives:January 2009

Westin ecotel

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First opened in 2008, Element is a new eco-friendly hotel chain from Westin. The first three have opened in Boston, Houston and Las Vegas.

“Cost-efficient, environmentally friendly building construction and operations were at the core of the development of the Element hotel concept

Green Skiing

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Calling all adventure seekers, skiers and eco-tourists! North America’s top ranked ski and snowboard resort, and home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has opened the highest gondola in the world — faint of heart need not apply.

Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia officially launched the PEAK 2 PEAK on December 12. This feat of engineering connects the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb and does so with a minimum environmental footprint. 

Wilderness Scotland

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Climbing in the bleak mid-winter may not be the sanest of ideas, but the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the ‘Five Sisters’ in the Scottish highlands will most definitely make you forget the cold air.

Adventure and eco-tourism company, Wilderness Scotland

Bike Paris

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Launched in July 2007 vélib, a public bicycle rental programme has revolutionized public transport in the city and has saved 10 million km in car trips.

The fleet of over 20,000 chic, grey bikes can be found at any one of the 1,450 terminals scattered every 300 metres throughout the city centre. Each vélib station, open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, is equipped with an automatic rental terminal and spots for dozens of bicycles.The idea is simple commuters pick up the bike from one automated stand and drop it at another close to their destination.

Although thieves have made off with approximately 3000 of the free bikes,