Are you an idle Eco-warrior, a pale-green Green, wracked with guilt as holidays approach and you re tempted by a flight to north Africa or a spa treatment in Czechoslovakia? Help is at hand. Alex Conti is much the same. He wants it all, too. So he has compiled a guide that proves self-indulgence can co-exist with a clear, or at worst clear-ish, conscience. Throw away your hair shirt. Leave your tepee and tent-pegs at home. You re about to have a good time in one of the best Eco Hotels of the World and they ve all been rated from one to five Green Stars to help you choose. Some are in safari parks, others are entire tiny islands, and two are on beaches in Alaska. If you decide to stay in a desert, shower in a bucket and eat your food by the light of a kerosene lamp under the stars, your conscience can be positively crystalline. But if you can t live without fluffy towels, massage and proper marmalade, then there is hope even for you. Because the hotel that provides both the towels, and the marmalade, composts the orange-pips, eco-cleans the fluffy towels, and recycles its jamjars. In Zanzibar, when you spend your days kayaking and your evenings sipping drinks in a Jacuzzi located on top of a baobab tree, you re helping to subsidise marine conservation initiatives in the Indian Ocean. In South Africa, an eco-hotel has risen from a wilderness formerly overwhelmed by invasive species of wattle, and now pays for a teacher at the local school. In Canada, a 200-room eco-hotel has invested in geo-thermal heating. On every continent, grey water and rainwater are saved for plants and organic waste is composted. From hotels on stilts in mangrove swamps to nomad tents in the Sahara, your hosts will be separating waste for recycling (unless the goats can eat it). And everyone turns the lights out. This book proves that the tipping point has passed. Eco-hotels are The Way to Go. Now all you have to do is choose.
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Book Description Eco Hotels of the World. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0956042007I2N00