Just yesterday, I finished reading a book that’s been top of my list for a while now: Colin Beavan’s “No Impact Man”. It’s a story about the author transforming his and his family’s life to practice what he preaches: sustainability. He manages to do this to the extreme all while living in the modern madness of NYC. He spends his year not taking any airplanes, subways, or taxis. He stops using electricity in the house, reduces all waste (no toilet paper!), and overall lives a no-impact lifestyle.
This book was fascinating to me as a fellow sustainability advocate. Questions that have always intrigued me were:
Green is good! The hotel industry is finally getting up to speed on making hotels more eco-friendly because they are realizing (1) its better for their bottom line, but also (2) because consumers are starting to care more about sustainable travel.
After much research and personal experience, below are my recommendations of the top Eco-Friendly Hotels in New York City for 2016! As a recent New Yorker (okay...Brooklynite), I love checking out hotels in this massive city.
Element Hotel Times Square West:
Starwood's very own eco-friendly brand, Element does a great job maintaining sustainability in all