As more and more products and places claim "green" status, it's hard to know which are genuinely environmentally friendly. For hotels, LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a badge of authenticity — and honor — handed out by the U.S. Green Building Council. But there are also accommodations without certification whose eco-friendly efforts are worth noting. Featuring programs that range from comprehensive recycling to water conservation to sustainable building practices, each property on this list of the ten best green hotels in America is treating Mother Earth to a little TLC, while at the same time making sure you enjoy a comfy, memorable stay.
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Saving the earth doesn't have to mean skimping on creature comforts, as you will discover when you plan your next vacation at one of these destinations.
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Find your inner harmony in Bangalore, India, or practice Ashtanga-based yoga in Spain. GAYOT's list of the best yoga retreats in the world ranges from luxurious stays to small escapes.
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Whether you want to see Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef or swim alongside sea turtles in Costa Rica, GAYOT's list of eclectic destinations will quench your undersea thirst.