BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- On Sunday, April 22, more than one billion people around the world will take part in Earth Day celebrations. In honor of this, the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, the team at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has compiled its list of Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets and Accessories featuring items that minimize the use of new resources in favor of recycled or reclaimed materials or provide power and clean water with what's naturally available.
More and more travelers are concerned with doing their part to help the environment and about the consequences of what they carry with them, as well as the amount of resources they'll consume once at their destination. Here are five of Cheapflights.com's Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets and Accessories that will help business, adventure and/or leisure travelers minimize their environmental impact.
•Eagle Creek Luggage -- Sturdy luggage is always a must, and it's even better when it's made sustainably. Eagle Creek excels at both. Its luggage product lines are made with minimal waste and responsibly sourced materials. They're also designed with travelers' needs in mind, offering features such as shoe compartments and multiple handles to make grabbing at baggage claim easier.
•Bag of Rhythm Portable Audio System by House of Marley -- If you really want to make your party portable wherever you go, this all-in-one docking station will fit the bill. Part shoulder bag, part stereo system with twin tweeters, woofers and an amplifier, it's made from sustainable birch wood and reclaimed canvas. Plus, proceeds support 1love.org, Bob Marley's family's charitable foundation, aimed at spreading love and harmony through youth, the planet and peace.
•Bedol Water Alarm Clock -- A reliable alarm clock is a basic travel accessory, and Bedol has built one that runs on water; something every traveler -- unless they're part camel -- has with them. Each refill lasts an incredible six months, so the only way you'll sleep through your alarm is if you drink it dry during the night.
•Solio BOLT Charger -- With the many rechargeable gadgets we take with us, having a reliable way to power them up can be a hassle in the middle of the jungle, Grand Canyon or anywhere else not connected to the grid. Solio's BOLT charger has rotating solar panels to maximize collection and quickly charges any USB-compatible device with no carbon required. There's also a battery that is handy for charging when the sun goes down.
•Earth Doggy Eco-Friendly Pet Carriers -- For when you want to travel green and bring Rover the (small breed) Dog, or Fluffy the Cat along, Earth Doggy has a line of pet carriers made from reused denim, recycled nylon or hemp. They come in a shoulder-bag style, as well as a conventional duffel bag, and even include a blanket, fleece pad and water bowl.
Rounding out the list of eco-friendly travel gadgets and accessories are: ReSource Series by Osprey Packs; PB Travel Bamboo Travel Blanket Set; Eco Speakers by Merkury Innovations; Revolution Apparel; and the Steripen Traveler. For more details about these environmentally-friendly products and to read the complete list of Cheapflights.com's Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets and Accessories, visit http://news.cheapflights.com/top-10-eco-friendly-travel-gadgets-accessories/.
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Cheapflights Media is an international media network helping over 11 million visitors a month find top travel deals. Our Cheapflights brand was launched in 1996 and pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users. Today, users compare a wide range of deals from hundreds of partners including online travel agents, consolidators and airlines to find the very best flight deals. With a mission to be the starting point for travel, Cheapflights works to deliver the industry's best airfare bargains, expert tips and inspiration. There are currently Cheapflights sites in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit www.cheapflights.com. Our newest brand, Momondo, is a leading travel search engine for finding comprehensive worldwide pricing and availability on airfares. Winner of several awards, the site is ideal for users on specific travel schedules. For more information, visit www.momondo.com.
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