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    The Tide Is Turning – Hotel Chains Going Green

    By Mark Schauss | April 15, 2009

    The green revolution was always in my opinion, a movement that was going to gain momentum not just because it was the right thing to do but because it was also the smart economic way to go. This article is another example of how businesses are realizing that greening themselves is economically beneficial. In today’s tough economic times, businesses are being forced to reduce waste and energy expenditures so they are being forced to make changes.

    While these changes are not perfect and more can be done, I really feel that the direction we are going in is correct. Change doesn’t always have to be sudden, sometimes it needs to be gradual so we can judge the full implications of our changes. An example is the removal of trans-fats from many foods on the market. No million man march necessary. People wanted the change and economically, food manufacturers were faced with the reality that unless they removed the trans-fats, they were going to lose business to the products that were removing them.

    All of us need to do something, big or small to improve our world by consuming less, demanding better and more efficient products, by spending our money at places who are trying to green their business. Don’t forget to tell then that is why you chose to use their services or buy their products. If enough people do that, we may yet save this world we live in.

    Topics: Environment, Life, Opinion, Our World | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “The Tide Is Turning – Hotel Chains Going Green”

    1. Eco resort Says:
      April 15th, 2009 at 11:09 am

      I agree that it’s a great change for chain hotels to be going green. It’s actually not that hard to make little changes like energy-saving light bulbs. Luxury travel is a very excessive luxury, but there’s even ways to be green there, like going to an eco resort!

    2. Green Hotels Says:
      April 16th, 2009 at 7:07 am

      Hotel chains are going “Green” and a good “Travel Booking” site where you can find them is iStayGreen.org.

      A dedicated “Green” web site, iStayGreen.org is trying to make environmentally friendly lodging easy to find and book.

      The most comprehensive online booking site for “Green” lodging is http://www.iStayGreen.org. Over 3,500 properties are listed with environmentally friendly properties awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating.

      The eco initiatives of the property are clearly listed. Users are encouraged to contribute “Green” Reviews and environmentally rate the hotels they visit.

      It’s like Tripadvisor – Facebook – Travelocity all together in one site for the environmentally concious traveler.