The Best Eco-Friendly Summer Getaways

This year, green your vacation and head to one of these incredible eco-friendly hotels (31 Photos)

Colleen Egan on May 13, 2011 at 11:12AM

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The Best Eco-Friendly Summer Getaways

COURTESY OF Forty 1 North

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Forty 1 North

Forty 1 North
Newport, Rhode Island

Special attention was paid to eco-conscious design of this Newport hotel, which features sustainably-sourced wood and floor-to-ceiling south and west-facing windows, which reduce the need for artificial light during the day. Concrete walkways and plazas are mixed with recycled glass and shells, which cut down on the use of new concrete. To conserve paper, each guest room contains an iPad, which features a directory services, menus and maps.

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