Fly the (eco-)friendly skies
While air travel isn’t environmentally friendly by anyone’s standards (what with its copious burning of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases), Sacramento International Airport is pretty darn green. The new Terminal B, for example, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—a.k.a. LEED—silver certification. The largest airport terminal in the nation to achieve this certification, Terminal B boasts green features, such as the use of reclaimed wood, drought-tolerant landscaping and low-use water fixtures. The airport also installed four new electric-vehicle chargers in its daily overflow-parking lot this July; there’s already two in the parking garage.