The Best Eco-Friendly Hotels In America

Ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education." The last factor is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.[slideshow:103984]

The environmentally-friendly travel is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainability. This means that those who implement and participate in market ecotourism activities are committed to adopting basic ecotourism principles.

Tourists are becoming more aware of climate change and global warming. Many want to leave a smaller carbon footprint when they explore the world, if possible. Many luxurious resorts and hotels all over the world have adapted and offer the same treats and extras as before, just in a more nature-friendly way.

Certain places are ideal for travelers to put their money where their mouth is and choose accommodations that actively embrace sustainability. Some of them include lodging choices in top city and resort destinations that are perfect for an eco-conscious adventure.

Click here to see 18 of the best eco-friendly hotels in America

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