In this section “GREEN Hotels” we are going to post hotels, resorts, guest houses, or campsites that do have eco-friendly programs or behavior. But we also want to hear – read your ideas and findings when travelling the “eco-friendly world”.
What are GREEN Hotels?
Eco-friendly or green hotels are hotels and resorts that have made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the environment. These hotels have to be certified green by an independent third-party or by the state they are located in.
Green Hotels are environmentally friendly hotels. They are designed based on eco-friendly architecture, i.e. using solar energy or recycled products for building or interior.
These are hotels whose managers and staff are eager to have programs to save energy, save water, and reduce waste. Bed sheets and towels are not changed every day, using linen cards, lights out cards, and serving water on request only in restaurants. Windows can be opened for fresh air and not using air-conditioning but ceiling fans. Or water-saving techniques are used like low-flow showerheads, low-flow toilets.
Rooms, especially conference rooms and areas having windows to let daylight in. Food comes from local suppliers, innovative vendors that provide green products in the region, maybe from from organic food processor.
What else? I am sure we can add and add more to the list of things we can do.
Many bigger hotels and hotel chains do have programs that supports a sunstainable and eco-friendly behavior. But there are many smaller and boutique hotels out there that offer very interesting and amazing green programs.
WE MUST PROTECT OUR EARTH!
How does green, and especially GREEN TRAVEL translate to you?
We must think green when we are traveling or planning our next trip!
How do we get there? Where will we stay? A green hotel?
Here are some links to find “GREEN Hotels”
NEXT: Let’s look at the Ion Adventure Hotel in Iceland
Link to the hotel: Ion Adventure Hotel Iceland