Green Cottonwood Hotel Tips
1. Search for Environmentally Friendly properties.
A good share of the time you'll find that you save cash by staying in "green" properties. There are several organizations that assess the environmental initiatives in-place at lodging properties. In the U.S. several cities and states have designed certification guidelines. The same holds true internationally with many countries enabling certification evaluations. Research where you'll be staying and determine if there is a state or country program for environmentally friendly properties. Research your destination in one of the numerous great Environmental directories on the Internet. Patently, when searching for hotels in Cottonwood our fave is iStayGreen.org
2. How necessary is your travel?
You'll find a multitude of diverse internet meeting solutions that let video conference and you the ability to share and edit documents with both presenters and delegates. The online solutions are so good that you can conduct business from your office or home instead of flying. When face to face meetings to Cottonwood are needed, then of course you'll have to make the trip. Nevertheless, if every business could switch some flights with an online meeting things would begin looking up for our shared environment.
3. Don't lone it in a rental car - build friends on public transit.
In most key cities public transportation is fairly good, particularly if you're near the larger population centers. To make the leading metro areas more pedestrian favorable most have developed a good grid of light rail, elevated rail, shuttle, bus, train, trolley, subway and taxi services. When downtown parking can be $25 a day and more in addition to the cost of the rental, plus add valet tips and public transportation becomes a pretty nice substitute. When staying at one of the downtown Cottonwood hotels you most probably will find what you need within walking distance. Most downtown areas nowadays provide bike rentals as a great way to cover the city. Not only will you depress carbon emissions but you'll get good exercise in the process.
4. Keep room staff out with the "Do Not Disturb" sign.
Or simply telephone housekeeping and inform them you won't need their services during your stay. Water - energy - gas - chemicals - and more are required everytime your Cottonwood suite is cleaned. Cleaning the linens not only uses water, but also soap and electricity. Cleaning chemicals and detergents are ofttimes used to freshen up the bathtub and toilet. Vacuuming not only sucks up dirt, it sucks up power too. Soaps and shampoos replace minimally used bottles and bars, not only being wasteful but also adding to non-biodegradable waste. Do your part to protect your environment by questioning yourself "Does my room truly require cleaning every day?"
If you are looking to bring your pet along on your next visit to Cottonwood you'll want to check out our information on Cottonwood pet friendly hotels
. Not surprisingly, many properties that are "Green" also love your pets too. They realize your pet companion is important to you too. In the Pet Friendly Travel Section you'll find all lodging that accepts pets including Green Pet Friendly Arizona hotels