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October 07, 2009

Green Your Plane Flight: Pack Light

Pack light The airlines seem to be lagging in terms of going green. But you can still maintain responsible habits when you fly. This week’s tips tell you how.

Tip #3: Lighten Your Luggage

The equation is simple: Heavier luggage burns more fuel. So if everyone leaves a little more at home, we’ll save immense amounts of emissions. (Incidentally, this is a good reason to lose body weight too.) And remember to get those liquids, gels, and aerosols out of your carry-on if they weigh more than 3 ounces; otherwise, they’ll end up in the landfill before their time.

Tell us: What are your tips for traveling light?

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