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September 09, 2010

Green Your Hotel Stay: Book at an Eco-Hotel

Green hotels Vacations can be wonderful – but some check out of their eco-values as soon as they check into a hotel. Whether your shelter for the night is a Ritz-Carlton or a Motel 6, this week’s tips should help you keep your hotel stay green.

Tip #3: Have Green Reservations

Even if, during your hotel stay, you’re turning off lights, lowering the A/C, and letting the little soaps be, you may be doing harm simply by giving your business to a place that burns through energy, pollutes water, or produces tons of waste. To ensure that the property you’re giving money to is environmentally responsible, look for certification. If it’s LEED-certified (there are less than 100 LEED hotels in the U.S., though more are forthcoming), Energy Star-compliant, or sports the Green Seal, you can be surer that the hotel’s eco-commitment is real.

Tell us: What’s your favorite green hotel?

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