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When Packing, Roll Your Clothes, Don't Fold Them

Travel tips from a flight attendant - nice quick slide show. NY Times http://nyti.ms/bessFy

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Take a Slum Tour

How can people from developed countries see the day-to-day reality of abject poverty? One option is to take a tour, such as these offered in Nairobi. http://ow.ly/w4Sl

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Drive Slowly to Save Fuel (Especially if Your Are a Ship)

Container ships can save 30% on fuel (and reduce greenhouse gases) by slowing down. Same for planes and cars. NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/cfyz2Y

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Development Workers Should Live in a Hut Every Year

Development workers can make a lot of money, and as such, lose touch with the impoverished they profess to serve. One way to combat this is for officials to spend a few days every year or so living with an impoverished family. Owen Barder Blog http://bit.ly/ahbCcI

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Fly Jetliners in V Formation to Save Fuel

Researchers at Stanford University calculate that 3 jetliners flying in V formation (like geese) would save 15% of fuel costs on long trips. NY Times http://nyti.ms/d0t3WL

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Let Kayak.com Tell You Where To Go

On Kayak.com you can submit a price, time and desired activities, and it makes suggestions on what you can afford. http://www.kayak.com/explore

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Empathy with the Global Poor

Individuals in rich countries will never truly empathize with the global poor without travel opportunities to see their circumstances firsthand. As described at http://www.aidsmatters.org/archives/104-Empathy-with-the-Poor.html

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Greener Jet Engines

Pratt & Whitney has developed a clever new jet engine which combines a slow fan with a fast turbine, resulting in 16% fuel savings. Time magazine idea of year 2011 http://ti.me/YTSB0R

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Evaluate ROI of traffic safety measures

Traffic fatalities and injuries involve over 50 million people per year, costing over $500 billion per year. What are the most cost effective interventions (hint: motorbike safety training in schools...). McKinsey http://bit.ly/14yRj56

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Turn School Buses Into Mobile Classrooms

Take advantage of long bus rides by customizing school buses with laptops, internet, and other tools. NYTimes "best of 2008" idea. http://bit.ly/4Tn5Zn

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Economy Class Bed Seats

Air New Zealand is the first airline to offer bed seats in economy class - with a new design. http://bit.ly/5sv4k9

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Avoid Newark Airport (EWR)

Voted "worst airport in America 2009" by Travel and Leisure. http://bit.ly/79CxqU

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