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Travel Green: Amtrak & the EnvironmentTravel with Amtrak for a Greener Environment

Welcome to Whistle Stop environmental corner. At Amtrak the environment matters, so we hope here to demonstrate the work Amtrak does in and value it has to the environment, as well as background information on specific issues. Travel green on Amtrak and learn how to become even more environmentally friendly.

Free K-12 Eco-Transportation Education

Visit Green Education Foundation's I Ride Green Section for Free Lessons, Activities, Tips and More

Ride the Rails to Visit Americas National Parks

Amtrak and the National Park Service Bring You Onboard Education, Route Podcasts and a Greener Way to Travel

Amtrak Recycles

Taking More Steps to Travel Greener

Auto Train

Earth-Friendly Travel on the Auto Train

Save Your Car and Help the Earth Every Time You Ride

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Car-Free Travel Planning Gets Easier

Rail Options Now Available in Google Transit Trip Planner


Amtrak Eco Tips

Helpful Hints to Help Save Energy and Reduce Carbon Emissions


Amtrak - Defining Energy Efficiency

See How Rail Travel Uses Less Fuel than Cars or Planes.


Say Hello to ARTE the Environmental Engineer

The Whistle Stop Eco Mascot


What is a Carbon Footprint?

Find Out More About This Eco Buzzword


Curbing Carbon with Carbon Offsets

Offset Your Footprint Today


Trails & Rails: Onboard Natural and Cultural Heritage Education

An Innovative Partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak