Green Travel: 3 Ways To Make Hotel Stays Greener, Not Less Comfortable

Hotels are making strides in reducing waste, energy use, and sustainability. Most major chains have put in place eco-friendly operating policies.  Some hotels even offer guests green options such as skipping linen and towel service, with bonuses as an incentive if you do. My favorite is allowing guests to earn meals by generating enough electricity from the exercise bike in the health club.

But as a temporary resident of a hotel, there are things you can do as well to make your stay more eco-friendly and greener. Here are three:

1) Re-use your towels and linens for 2-3 days rather than having them changed every day. At home you probably do not launder your towels after every use. There is no reason to do that when you are traveling away from home, either.  A lot of water, energy, and detergent can be saved if most guests would reuse towels and linens for just one additional day. Continue reading “Green Travel: 3 Ways To Make Hotel Stays Greener, Not Less Comfortable”

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