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WHAT ARE "GREEN" HOTELS?

"Green" Hotels are environmentally-friendly properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste--while saving money--to help

PROTECT OUR ONE AND ONLY EARTH!

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April 3, 2008

Green Hotels

When we used to play Monopoly
The houses were a shade of green; hotels the brightest red
But these days’ travelers want their hotel stays
To be bright green instead!

 
Whether its spring break or Christmas vacation, a destination wedding or a weekend getaway, you have the power to choose where you stay.  Eco-friendly hotels power your light switches with swipe cards so they’re never left on accidentally.  Low-flow shower heads and dual flush toilets save water.  And signs remind you to hang up your towels if you wish to reuse them, saving precious resources used to wash and dry them.

Many hoteliers have taken green hotels a step further and are building sustainable vacation spots for eco-travelers with recycled and organic materials from the steel frame of the building to the shingles on its roof.  Care to check one out for your next trip?

Check It Out

Going Green, Luxuriously...Hotel Terra Jackson Hole might make other ski lodges green with envy... New York Times Dec. 2007 www.hotelterrajacksonhole.com/

Gaia Napa Valley Hotel & Spa. Embrace a California eco–friendly property whose name means “Mother Earth” in Greek. www.gaianapavalleyhotel.com/

The Ambrose is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our precious natural resources. www.ambrosehotel.com/

"Green" Hotels Association www.greenhotels.com/

 

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