Besides using a solar water-heating system and natural bedding, this Costa Rican eco-resort allows only quiet electric cars on the grounds, which just happens to be 70 percent protected rainforest.
The Asheville Green Cottage offers locally grown organic fruit, Fair Trade coffees and teas, natural latex mattresses, organic cotton sheets and towels, and nontoxic cleaning products.
Set in Banff National Park amid snow-covered peaks, it's the first hotel in Canada to receive the EcoLogo certification, one of the oldest eco-labeling initiatives in North America.
This Green Seal-certified Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon, uses energy- and water-saving equipment, provides in-room recycling containers, donates uneaten food to a local shelter and composts the rest.
Planning to flee south of the border? Check in and chill out at Playa Del Carmen's Hotel Basico. The property takes eco-chic to a sexy, sustainable new level with rooftop pools made of old oil tanks and cabanas crafted from old trucks.
The grounds of this Maine retreat are planted with native varieties that require less water and fewer pesticides. Rooms use CLF bulbs and some proceeds are donated to the Rainforest Action Network.
Besides using a passive solar energy system, native plants to landscape, and locally grown foods, this Sri Lankan hotel has also built an Eco-Park, an environmental education area for employees, guests, and school children.
Not only does this luxury outfit employ a number of measures to protect the surrounding Great Barrier Reef, but it also uses low-emission clean burning diesel generators to power its facilities.
Surrounded by pinon forest and mountain views, this Colorado B&B offers strawbale construction for super insulation, passive solar heating, solar- and wind-generated electricity, and line-fresh towels and sheets.
The Orchard Garden Hotel sports low-emission wallpaper and carpet, plus wood from sustainably harvested forests. Room lights and appliances only work when a keycard is in a wall slot—so they don’t stay on when guests step out.
The Proximity is aiming for LEED Gold certification. It consumes nearly 40 percent less energy and 30 percent less water and sports solar roof panels, low-flush toilets, recycled-content building materials, and plans to install a green roof.
This hotel in exotic Mumbai relies on drip irrigation to cut water use, provides room stationery made of jute (a rapidly renewable substitute for tree-made paper), and plans to become a “zero garbage” facility.
Choose these lanyards made of bamboo (a rapidly-renewable fiber) for your guests' name tags. Make them even more eco-friendly by collecting them to be reused at the next conference instead of throwing them away!
This eye-catching and innovative solar charger is available in black, white, silver, and pink. The Solio can power up virtually any handheld electronic device, from digital cameras to cell phones.
This backpack has an integrated solar charger, providing a quality pack with an integrated solar charging module for high-tech gear. This patented line of solar backpacks is designed to charge common hand-held electronics, like cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and GPS devices.
Think press kits or presentations done in these two-pocket folders made from all recycled fibers (56 percent post-consumer recycled and 44 percent post-industrial recycled). Rigid brown kraft chipboard gives these recycled folders a natural look.
Imprint your conference or company logo on one of these sturdy mugs made of acrylic and lined with stainless steel. They're fitted with spill-resistant slider lids and come with a comfort grip handle.
These durable bottles will safely store water (they're BPA-free) and last for a long time after the conference. They come with a wide mouth twist top spout and can be imprinted with color or laser engraved.
Imprint your conference or company logo on your custom-designed organic cotton tee, available for men, women, and children. They've also got plenty of pre-designed options from which to choose.