8 gorgeous green hotels to add to your bucket list

May 11, 2017 by  
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Need an escape but don’t want to harm the environment in the process? There are hotels throughout the world centered around sustainability – from a seaside resort in Thailand that grows 100% of its produce to a self-sustaining vacation spot in Mexico. Featuring beautiful design and eco-friendly accommodations, these hotels allow you to satisfy your wanderlust in a conscious way. Hit the jump to check out the eight green hotels we’ve rounded up, and get your adventure started. Blue Lagoon hotel connects with Icelandic landscape When you think of Iceland , you probably think of the famous Blue Lagoon , colored via minerals in waste – but safe! – seawater from a nearby geothermal plant. But you may not know there’s a new resort, the Moss Hotel, under construction there, perched near the pools. The resort design is meant to connect seamlessly with the landscape. Visitors can explore lava corridors and waterfalls in a subterranean spa , and a new restaurant will feature seasonal and local ingredients. The 62-room hotel will open this fall. Related: Solar-powered cylindrical treehouse in Mexico is made with sustainable bamboo Thailand resort grows 100 percent of its produce Traveling to Thailand ? Look no further than The Tongsai Bay Hotel . The hotel was constructed with the environment in mind; not even one tree was cut down to make room for the family-owned resort. 66 species of birds and wildlife reside within the hotel’s 28 and a half acres. The resort also grows 100 percent of its produce , with food waste getting a second life as fertilizer. They practice radical reuse; a few examples include reusing old bathtubs as planters and old sheets as napkins. 121-year-old warehouse on Singapore River given new life as chic hotel An old Singapore warehouse – that once acted as an opium den – got a second chance as the classy Warehouse Hotel . The waterfront warehouse is 121 years old, but Zarch Collaboratives gave it new life with a design inspired by its industrial past in 37 rooms and a double-height lobby. The hotel kept some original elements of the warehouse like its peaked roofs and renovated others like the louvre windows. Self-sustaining Mexico resort incorporates permaculture principles Near Tulum, Mexico rests a self-sustaining, eco-luxe villa that’s the stuff of travel daydreams. The resort designed by Specht Architects is cooled in part by large cutouts in the walls and insulated with native plants adorning the roof. Solar-powered , the villa collects and filters rainwater for use. It even utilizes constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment. Not only does the hotel boast impressive sustainability but stunning bay views and gorgeous modern design as well. Switzerland visitors enjoy connection to nature in open-air hotel Brothers and artists Frank and Patrik Riklin took sleeping under the stars to a whole new level with their one-room, open-air hotel in Switzerland – with no walls or roof. Visitors to the second reincarnation of Null Stern (the first being a nuclear bunker turned luxury hotel) may not have access to a bathroom but do have a butler for the night who will bring breakfast in bed. The minimalist experience provides stunning views of the Swiss Alps . Sweden’s famed Treehotel welcomes Snøhetta-designed 7th room amidst the pines Treehotel , a collection of designer treehouses in Sweden , recently welcomed their 7th room designed by Snøhetta . The cabin is lifted over 30 feet above ground and immerses guests among the enveloping pine trees – Snøhetta said their goal was to bring nature and people closer together. Massive windows and skylights afford opportunities to gaze at the Northern Lights, and a pine tree print across the bottom of the cabin makes it appear invisible from underneath. Locally sourced, natural materials comprise spruce-clad Swedish hotel As you might guess, there’s more than one eco hotel in Sweden. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture designed Öijared Hotel with a similar aim of blending the buildings into surrounding nature . Locally sourced and natural materials were used in the hotel’s 34 prefabricated rooms. Natural wood materials inside add to the earthy aesthetic. Whimsical hotel in Romania built with sand and clay In Romania , a storybook hotel built of clay and sand, hearkens back to both ancient stories and ancient building techniques. The Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor , designed by owners Razvan and Gabriela Vasile along with eco architect Ileana Mavrodin , includes 10 rooms and was constructed without drawing on any modern building techniques. Natural materials , shaped by local craftsmen, give the hotel a fairytale feel. Images via Blue Lagoon , Laura Mordas-Schenkein for Inhabitat, Warehouse Hotel , © Taggart Sorensen, Null Stern , © Johan Jansson, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture , and Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor

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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

October 5, 2014 by  
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Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Installs Six Wind Turbines on its Hotel Rooftop

February 17, 2014 by  
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The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort recently installed six 4kW wind turbines on its rooftop, which are expected to produce 10 percent of the hotel’s electricity. Manufactured by Urban Green Energy (UGE) , the turbines will power lighting in 372 guestrooms and public areas and are expected to return the $500,000 investment in less than 10 years. Read the rest of Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Installs Six Wind Turbines on its Hotel Rooftop Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Florida Green Lodging , florida hotels , Green Hotels , Hilton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale , hilton hotels environment , hilton hotels sustainability , photovoltaics , rooftop wind turbines , Urban Green Energy (UGE) , wind turbines        

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

February 17, 2014 by  
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A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the birds abuse other animals in the park, but animal rights activists don’t see that as a legitimate reason for such a harsh sentence. If you want to stop the killing of these elegant creatures, please sign this petition before February 20th, 2014. SIGN HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brooklyn Parks , Department of Environmental Conversation , eco design , green design , sustainable design , swan elimination Prospect park , swans in Prospect Park , water fowl Prospect Park        

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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

September 23, 2013 by  
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For U.S., Rewnewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal, Study Finds

September 23, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A new study has found that wind farms are less costly than new coal-fired plants, and cost about the same, if not less, than new natural gas plants. It sounds pretty extraordinary, but if one looks at the cost of warming and health issues caused by carbon emissions, as well as the hazards caused by sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants, the numbers begin to fall sharply in favor of renewable energy. Read the rest of For U.S., Rewnewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal, Study Finds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , carbon emissions , coal health , coal plant , epa , green energy , Laurie Johnson , National Resources Defense Council , nrdc , renewable energy , S+CC , social cost of carbon , Solar Power , sulphur , wind farm        

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Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

February 12, 2011 by  
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This five star hotel is going under – underground that is! Designed by ReardonSmith Architects for a proposed development at Hersham Golf Club in Surrey, London, this new subterranean hotel will pay its ultimate respects to London’s Green Belt by placing all 200+ guest rooms underneath it! The entire scheme is covered with a plush green roof that takes its cue from the surrounding countryside. Read the rest of Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Green Building , Green Hotels , green roofs , Hersham Golf Club , London Green Belt , ReardonSmith Architects , Subterranean Hotel , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Hotels

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14 Sexy Sustainable Men’s Underwear Picks for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2011 by  
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Let’s face it, women appreciate the same effort as men do when it comes to bedroom underthings, and there’s nothing more unattractive than a pair of “less that fresh” tightey whities on a fella. So for all you dudes who’ve been hanging onto some roughed up underpants, trade those drab drawers in f or something a little sexier and set your sheets aflame this Valentine’s Day (and night!) in an ethical way. Just in time for the 14th, we’ve singled out 14 picks that are as green as they are seductive – jump ahead for our favorites! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , eco-friendly boxers , eco-friendly briefs , eco-friendly skivvies , eco-friendly underwear , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , men’s eco clothing , men’s eco-fashion , organic underwear , sustainable boxers , sustainable briefs , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable skivvies , sustainable style , sustainable underwear , valentine’s day

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Traveling With Green Style

September 11, 2010 by  
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Traveling for business can sometimes feel lonely and can be tedious if on the road a lot.  It also can become expensive for the employer.  But it doesn’t mean you have to give up environmentally friendly practices while on the go.  Many hotels are serving up eco-friendly options for their guests and even helping find hotels that are eco-friendly. Senior vice president of Best Western Ron Pohl says , “hotel guests are increasingly more conscious of the environmental impact of their hotel stays, and want to do business with hotels that share those same environmental values. Best Western’s new green hotels icon gives them the ability to patronize our green hotels.” Best Western’s website isn’t the only place you can go if you are searching for greener options.  The Green Hotels Association has a list of hotels that are registered with their organization and are listed state by state.  If you travel internationally enviromentallyfriendlyhotels.com is a great place to start your search.  It has a database full of green hotels worldwide

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