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New DEP Web site shows you how to make a clean, green getaway

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Planning a business trip or personal vacation within driving distance of West Palm Beach? Before you leave, be sure to check out the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s new Green Travel Web site.

Not only does the site feature an interactive map that locates Green Lodging properties and Florida state parks close to West Palm Beach, but it also lists dozens of tips on how to be green while travelling and on vacation.

These include such helpful and eco-friendly suggestions as:

*How to be a green guest when visiting hotels in the Sunshine State that are designated members of the Florida Green Lodging Program;

*How to drive green to save on gas mileage and help reduce pollution;

* Links to fun car games for the family;

*Tips on boating green with the Florida Clean Marina Program;

*List and links to ”One Tank Adventures” – affordable getaways located within a 100-mile radius of Palm Beach County – or wherever you are in Florida; and

*An Events Page with thousands of activities including festivals, tours, concerts – even battle reenactments that occur year round in the 160 parks statewide;

To visit the DEP’s “It’s Easy to Travel” Green Web site, click here.

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