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The Greenest Hotel In North America?

Is the new Planet Traveler hostel, set to open sometime in the next month or so in Toronto, Canada the greenest hotel in North America? That’s the bold claim by green entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Tom Rand. Rand, who… Read More

Marriott Has Green LEED Hotel Prototype

In more franchise hotel green building news, Marriott has announced that the Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina will be the first hotel built using Marriott International’s green hotel prototype, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This move… Read More

Alaska Air Plan Targets Greener Skies

We all know that circling in an airplane waiting to land is annoying. As it turns out, it also wastes a lot of fuel–something both the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and Alaska Airlines would like to see change. Partnering with… Read More

Motel 6 Goes LEED In Texas

Motel 6, most widely known for cut-rate accommodations on long-haul road trips, now has another claim to fame: LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBS). The Motel 6 building which recently received this certification–a first for the… Read More

Sustainable Travel Search Engine Debuts

Green travelers looking for a better way to find sustainable travel options that have been certified as such can now turn to the Rainforest Alliance, a leading environmental non-profit, for research help. The organization launched recently (or rather we… Read More

Amsterdam Could Get H20 Powered Hotel

In the future, while visiting Amsterdam, you may have the option to stay at a water-powered hotel along the Amstel River, provided you’ve got the cash. Welcome to the H20tel, a sustainable luxury hotel developed by RAU and Powerhouse Company,… Read More