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9 Most Green-Friendly Hotel Chains in the U.S.

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Hyatt started making big leaps a few years back, and have really stepped it up in their green efforts since then. Their shampoo bottles and lotion containers are made from 100% recycled plastics, while their North American key cards are 50% recycled. Their spot on the island of Kauai in Hawaii has an 18,500 square foot solar panel over the parking lot roof. Their location in Seattle was the first of the local hotels to be LEED-certified, sealing its leadership in energy and environmental design. It sports eco-friendly dining and an eco spa with yoga.

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Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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6:37PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012


7:55AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

I would love to know the name of the hotel featured on this page, as it hasn't been identified. Could the author of this piece share that? Would be much appreciated!

10:37AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012


9:39AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

I'm with you Merideth. We would have been much greener reading this post had we not have to waste so much energy clicking through 10 pages!

I also noticed that with some chains, only one hotel in a particular location was mentioned. I thought they made it to the list because the green policies apply throughout the chains' properties.

6:53PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

I agree with Merideth. I would have loved to have seen a "read all" or something similar. Another alternative would be a true "slideshow", where just the image and caption change without reloading the entire page. Throw in some thumbnails and you've got yourself a real website.

As it is, I don't really need this information that badly, so I'll just skip the last 9 pages. But I will accept my 20 butterfly credits. Thanks.

5:31PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Looking at these photos brings out an "Andy Rooney Moment" in me: What is it with so many hotels and motels piling on the pillows nowadays?? What was wrong with just one pillow per person? I have to spend part of my time in the room just looking for cubbyholes to stash all of the extra pillows and get them out of the way because some of these rooms today are so small anyway. Sheesh!

4:17PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Nice to know. Thanks.

9:14AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Some of this information is quite useful. However, Care2 should get up to speed with other informative websites, and offer the option to "click here to read article in one page."

More and more, I'm resenting the amount of time I waste clicking through the slideshows, and I know I'm not alone.

Health and peace.

7:47AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing this information.

6:24PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012


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