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October 12, 2005 at 9:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

So the ice caps are melting, the sea levels are rising, the ozone is disappearing, gas is lacking, the garbage is collecting....sounds like the perfect time for a vacation, right?

You can't save the planet every day by picketing, but you can contribute by checking out a couple green-hotels.

Unfortunately running a hotel means using a lot of resources, and as a result there is a lot of waste. Green-hotels aims to turn hotels into more environmentally correct properties. More and more, hotels display sheet changing cards alerting guests to the ridiculous waste of water every time they put your pillowcase in the washer, and ask that if you aren't obsessive compulsive, or dirty, to consider reusing the linens.

Not all green hotels are located in green areas, nor are they occupied by just lefty-granola guests.

Check out some of the best green hotels, such as the hip and ultra modern Hotel George in Washington DC which offers

A variety of programs of social and environmental benefit and impact, and a green procurement program, ensuring purchases are as environmentally friendly as possible.

This recent guest opinion may be karma at work:

My husband and I stayed at the George the weekend of July 22nd, and it was nothing less than luxurious! Every member of the staff including the maids were exceptionally polite and went out of their way to please us. Our room was gorgeous and the beds were heavenly!

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