The Best Green Hotels
The principle of a hotel being truly environmentally friendly, especially a nice one, is a concept that is largely debatable. But if you believe in appreciating baby steps, and spend time traveling, this list of the top ten greenest hotels might be of interest.
The encouraging part is that many hotels and resorts are getting away from "token" efforts and going for certifiable measures like recycling and high-efficiency water and lighting systems. Some hotels are better at being green than others, going 100% solar or wind powered, or recycling waste water. But you can do your part, too, no matter where you stay: tell housekeeping you don't need fresh sheets and towels every day, keep your shades drawn to help with temperature control, and don't throw away the left-overs from the mini shampoos and soaps they give you -- take them with you and use them up.