by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | August 01, 2006

Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines and Southwest Airlines all have begun to install winglets -- vertical fins -- on their planes to reduce wind drag and cut the amount of fuel burned by 3 percent.

The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau won the Green Exhibitor Award given by IMEX at its annual Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events held in Frankfurt, Germany, in May. The award, the first of its kind for IMEX, honors strong environmental values as demonstrated by a booth at the event. Sri Lanka’s stand was made from nontoxic recycled materials and lit by low-voltage lighting.

The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., said its large-scale organic garden will reap its first bounty this fall, which will go directly to supply the resort’s kitchens.

The Long Beach Convention Center in California is installing 4,000 solar panels on its roof. Center executives estimate the panels will save up to 705 kilowatts of energy per year, or $7,800.