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”

Green Pearls “The Future of Traveling”

Design Hotels

NEXT:  Let’s look at the Ion Adventure Hotel in Iceland

Link to the hotel:    Ion Adventure Hotel Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by distancewide

Two globetrotter, travel freaks, big-hearted adventurer and nomads. We write about our road trips with our camper van, our adventures, hikes, and city escapes. We want to explore life and discover new destinations, while connecting with interesting people. We travel with our dog and always have our cameras with us. We love cooking and slow food.

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  1. What a great idea! We will look forward to finding out about ‘green hotels’ that we can incorporate into our travel plans!

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    1. Please do and let us share …

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  2. I found you and followed you on G+ 🙂
    There should be a Follow button in the header image of each profile.
    G+ groups can be a useful way to meet like-minded people and share posts 🙂

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    1. found and added you 🙂

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  3. Nice post! When traveling, people often neglect issues like the environment, even if they normally care about them.
    Do you write reviews of the places you eat and stay (on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, etc.)?
    If so, please consider rating the social and environmental impact using “green stars.”
    The idea is to provide ethical ratings on the things we use, places we eat, hotels, etc. on these popular sites so that they are visible to everyone.

    Here’s an example of a Yelp review of a hotel in Dublin: https://www.yelp.com/biz/radisson-blu-st-helens-hotel-dublin-dublin?hrid=IZWtzbTYTEXoP5JVt0c4Kg&utm_campaign=www_review_share_popup
    If you click on my name on Yelp you can see other reviews.
    Cheers!
    James

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    1. Hi James,
      Thank you so much for your great advise. Yes, we sometimes also leave feedback or comments on Tripadvisor. We will need to do it more often and certainly add “Green Stars”. We will also post in future places to eat when traveling. Hope people increase more awareness on GREEN when traveling.
      Let’s stay connected and maybe also share some great ideas about eco-friendly places and traveling.

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      1. I’ll be thrilled if you start to add green do star ratings to your reviews – I want this idea to catch on!
        Yes, let’s stay in touch for sure. My Yelp link in the comment above should allow you to add me as a friend if you wish.
        Also, at the end of this post you can find links to my Google and TripAdvisor profiles:
        https://greenstarsproject.org/2016/08/25/green-star-reviews-from-the-garden-island/
        Cheers!

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      2. I will … THANK you SO MUCH

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      3. I just opened a Profile “Distancewide” on G+ and posted your blog. But I can’t find you to add as friend?

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  4. We love your green section. Especially as travelers, we have to pay more attention to our environment!

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    1. Thank you so much. There is so much that you will find on GREEN or ECO-friendly traveling when being on the road…. we should share posts on this section.

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      1. Definitely! On our China Blog we also wrote about it. Because I (Kristin) studying “Sustainability & Ecology” till july, that will be a focus we want to have as well.

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      2. WOW … sounds very interesting. We must connect, meet and share ideas and posts.

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