Eco-luxe. Eco-plus. It doesn’t have to be all deprivation and short showers. You can be ecologically minded and eco-friendly and also luxurious. In fact (sigh), sometimes it seems like the more money you have, the more sustainable you can be.
With all the money in the world, after all, it’s easy to off-set your carbon emissions by planting trees. You can afford to buy an electric vehicle. And you can pay someone to do your grocery shopping on foot with a wagon in tow.
(I used to buy groceries that way when my kids were little, piling them into the wagon on the way down our steep hill, and then making them walk and help me push the grocery-filled wagon on the way back up the hill.)
My article in the New York Times travel section is all about being eco-minded and luxurious at the same time. Eco-luxe.
Hotels in the Pacific Northwest are knocking this out of the park. Eco-luxe hotels in Oregon and Northern California are leading the trend to be UPSCALE and SUSTAINABLE.
They’re not just greenwashing, they are actually making substantial changes that save thousands of pounds of trash from the landfill and could affect the entire hotel industry, if other luxury hotels would follow their lead.
Read the article, Northwest Hotels go Eco-Plus.
Published: October 15, 2010
Last update: January 22, 2020