August 2006


Green Hawaii

Better World Club Members Receive a 5% Discount When Renting Bio-Beetles In Maui

Bio-Beetle is the first company in the world to offer rental cars fueled exclusively with biodiesel. They currently offer biodiesel rentals on the Hawaiian island of Maui and Los Angeles California. Their rental cars are unmodified Volkswagen New Beetles, Golf's, Jettas and a Passat. And Jeep Liberty's are now available on Maui.

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Additional Links
and Resources

- Golf in Hawaii with "Hawaii Golf Deals"
- Prepare Your Palette for Hawaii with these Pineapple Recipes
- Read Reviews of Top Destinations in Hawaii
- Check Out these Tips for Travelling Light
- Like Music? Click Here to Look Up Music Festivals Near You


"Sir? You'll Have To Check That In."

Full Flights Test Airlines' Carry-On Limits

Avery Johnson
Wall Street Journal

In this summer of record crowds on planes, it can be tough to snare a seat. It can be even tougher to find overhead space for your carry-on bag.

The fight for space in the overhead bin is leading to a rash of bad behavior and angry standoffs between travelers and rules-enforcing flight attendants - and between fellow travelers. With planes flying at record capacities, even if travelers kept to the standard one-bag-plus-one-personal-item limit, they would still find trouble storing their things. But the space crunch is being exacerbated by fliers worried that summer travel delays ... Complete Story


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Help Keep Natural Gas Drilling Out Of Valle Vidal

Carson National Forest in New Mexico contains some of the most scenic landscapes in the state, and provides unlimited recreational activities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Unfortunately, it may also contain natural gas. Valle Vidal, a 100,000 acre section of the Carson National Forest, has been targeted by the El Paso Corp. for natural gas exploration.
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Related Links:
Washington Post Article l Coalition For The Valle Vidal l Carson National Forest Website


Travel Tips From The US Department of State (And Better World Club)

If you are traveling abroad here are the top 10 tips you need to make your trip easier:

1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport! Please note, that even if you're a full-grown adult, there is no shame in naming your mother as your emergency contact. OK, not much shame.

2. Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit. Look for key words or phrases that could indicate the country isn't safe (e.g., "Civil Unrest", "Kidnapping", "Annual Polka Festival"). Complete Story

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