Going green is a natural for a lakeside resort in the heart of the Green Mountain State
At Vermont’s Lake Morey Resort, they are dedicated to the concept of reducing their impact on the environment. That’s why they were designated a green hotel by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. A few of the lakeside resort’s going-green efforts include solar generation at some of its private cottages; investing in a solar farm to offset electric usage; resort-wide recycling and composting; and the use of LED and CFL lighting in 90 percent of the buildings. From a towel re-use program and the use of Earth-friendly cleaning products to perfect flow shower heads and toilets, the resort is doing what it can to ensure a cleaner future for everyone.
Natural setting, sustainability practices make this retreat center the ultimate in living green
It’s not always easy being green, but that hasn’t stopped the sustainability and Earth-friendly efforts at Wild Trails Farm, a natural sanctuary for personal and group retreats and recreation in Vermont. The farm property, part of 472 acres of meadows, hills and forests, includes a modern, luxurious six-bedroom lodge that is solar- and geothermal-powered. Rooms look out over the valley, meadows and distant mountains. Its sprawling lawns--dotted with chairs, benches and hammocks--is maintained with electric equipment. Go hiking, biking or skiing with the aid of Wild Trails' exclusive mobile GPS app; practice yoga, mindfulness and meditation; relax with a massage; and eat fruit from the orchard and veggies from the garden, knowing you are staying at a place that honors the concept of being green.