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(Salon)   Amtrak, the Prius of long-distance travel   (salon.com ) divider line 12
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2014-02-19 09:53:57 AM  
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I live in a New York City apartment with tinier-than-normal energy-efficient appliances, I bike or take public transportation most places, I compost, the bulk of our food comes from the local farmer's market, I live walking distance to work, I fly only rarely. However, when I needed to go to the Ragdale Artists Colony in Lake Forest, Ill. (an hour outside of Chicago) to finish my novel, I took a look at the University of California, Berkeley's carbon calculator to see how much the short-ish flight would set the planet back.

the pretentiousness... it burns!
2014-02-19 11:45:10 AM  
3 votes:
Skipping the airport, saving the planet: My 19-hour carbon-saving jaunt across America


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Damn hippies
2014-02-19 10:34:20 AM  
3 votes:

FlashHarry: I live in a New York City apartment with tinier-than-normal energy-efficient appliances, I bike or take public transportation most places, I compost, the bulk of our food comes from the local farmer's market, I live walking distance to work, I fly only rarely. However, when I needed to go to the Ragdale Artists Colony in Lake Forest, Ill. (an hour outside of Chicago) to finish my novel, I took a look at the University of California, Berkeley's carbon calculator to see how much the short-ish flight would set the planet back.

the pretentiousness... it burns!


The best part will come when someone informs her that the flight she decided not to take still took off without her aboard.
2014-02-19 04:33:27 PM  
1 vote:
"Hello, airplanes?  It's blimps Amtrak, you win."
2014-02-19 03:32:58 PM  
1 vote:

HeartBurnKid: bdub77: And being on a train for 19 hours sucks balls.

Depends on the train.  If you're going to a con, I heartily recommend taking the train.  I've been to PAX twice, and taken Amtrak both times.  38 hours each way, surrounded by fellow nerds and their favorite games... tons of fun.


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2014-02-19 12:21:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'm in Minneapolis, and if I'm going to Chicago, or the Pacific NW, it's Amtrak all the way.  Why?  Four words: "glass-roofed bar car."  Most trips I've taken have turned into moving parties.
2014-02-19 12:12:28 PM  
1 vote:

bdub77: Why not just buy a carbon offset? You can purchase 2.4 tons of carbon offset from carbonfund.org for about 25 bucks. Or spend the extra I dunno 12 hours you'd save off the plane planting trees somewhere.

Sure OK you're saving money but time is money. And being on a train for 19 hours sucks balls. And like the previous poster said I've never seen a round trip train ticket 1/3 the cost of airfare.


With all the pretentious bullshiat in this article...can the rest of us purchase smug offsets?!?!?

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/thanks fartbongo
2014-02-19 12:10:10 PM  
1 vote:
This poor, selfless, put upon woman.  Saving us all for nothing more than a paltry paycheck and a byline in some pseudo journal.
2014-02-19 11:59:14 AM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: I live in a New York City apartment with tinier-than-normal energy-efficient appliances, I bike or take public transportation most places, I compost, the bulk of our food comes from the local farmer's market, I live walking distance to work, I fly only rarely. However, when I needed to go to the Ragdale Artists Colony in Lake Forest, Ill. (an hour outside of Chicago) to finish my novel, I took a look at the University of California, Berkeley's carbon calculator to see how much the short-ish flight would set the planet back.

the pretentiousness... it burns!


This makes me want to go burn a pile of tires, just because.
2014-02-19 11:53:14 AM  
1 vote:
if you want a REAL experience travel like i do and hop in an empty box car.
2014-02-19 11:52:22 AM  
1 vote:
Amtrack is the Prius? Meaning riders of Amtrack saves more money on condom purchase than on gas purchase?
2014-02-19 11:15:56 AM  
1 vote:
Train to visit my parents: $500-600 and 20+ hours
Plane to visit my parents: $200-300 and 2 hours
 
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