Vermont Green Lodging
VT Hotels – Inns Participate in the Green Eco-Friendly Initiative
Welcome to Vermont Living Magazine’s Vermont Green Lodging Guide. We are proud of the efforts that many Vermont lodging properties are making to help save and protect the environment. This section will be updated regularly to present current news about Vermont Green Business Practices including; Vermont Green Hotels, Green Inns and other Vermont eco-friendly and enviromentally conscious businesses. Please share your Vermont eco-business news, reviews and comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Vermont Green Inns & Hotel Accomodations
The Norwich Inn, 325 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055 | 802-649-1143
The Norwich Inn is a historic Vermont inn located just across the river from Hanover, New Hampshire. An Inn has been on the site since 1797; the current Victorian Structure since 1890. We offer 38 guestrooms, Pub, Dining Room, and Microbrewery. The Brewery at the Norwich Inn is one of the top VT breweries - all Jasper Murdock Ales and craft beer are brewed on premises.
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Going Green in the Green Mountain State
Green is more than the color of money. The new green is earth-friendly , eco-conscious and signifies that you care about the environment. Green businesses care about the planet (Mother Earth) and are taking pro-active measures. You – as a Vermonter or a visitor to Vermont – can do your part by seeking out eco-friendly businesses and Vermont green lodging accommodations.
What is Vermont Green Lodging?
The basic premise is that Green Hotels and Green Inns are taking action to help save energy and minimize their carbon footprint on Mother Earth. Not all Green Hotel and Green Inns practice green living equally. Some lodging properties are more committed than others. Many are part of a green state or national organization but many businesses that follow green lodging practice simply do it out of respect for the environment and as a responsible way to help trim costs and contribute to a worthwhile cause.
Eco Friendly Practices / Making Your Lodging Property Green
Some of the more common green lodging practices include;
- Using all flourescent and LED lighting
- Allowing guests to use their towels and/or sheets for more than one day before being laundered
- Using the same towels and sheets for a three night stay can save more than 50% of a hotel’s laundry emissions
- Using Eco-friendly cleaning products that are healthier for the environment
- Using recycled products when available
- Using refillable toiletry dispensers
- Using timed thermostats
- Keeping the temperature cooler in hallways
- Turning down heating / air conditioning in non-occupied rooms
- Using energy-efficent heating and cooling systems
- Installing solar or wind powered energy sources
- Recycling waste
Vermont Green Hotels Vermont Green Inns
If you have a suggestion on how a lodging property can save energy, please share it. If your lodging property would like to be included on this page about Vermont Green Frieindly Lodging, please contact us.
Vermont Living thanks you for supporting Vermont’s Green Hotels, Inns and other Green Businesses. If you have questions about an individual property’s Green Lodging programs, contact the inn or hotel directly and inquire in advance of your stay. Many hoteliers and innkeepers are proud of the their efforts to help save the environment and are happy to discuss their efforts with you.
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