Take it Easy in the Dog Days of Summer

July 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Take it easy this summer with a quick getaway or an extended stay at one of Florida’s 642 Green Lodges. Whether you prefer a cabin in an all-natural setting at a state park, a quaint bed-and-breakfast in the Keys or a mega resort near The Mickey, you’ll find what you need to stay cool and stay green, even in August.

Standard fare at green lodges include recycling bins for cans and bottles, a linen-reuse program, energy efficient lighting, low-flow faucets and, of course, energy efficient A/C—the invention that brought Florida to attention.

 In addition to the basic requirements necessary for Green Lodging designation, some lodging owners step further into the Green Zone. For example, cabins along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail provide outdoor grills so that you can keep heat out of the kitchen and the A/C from working overtime. Besides, burgers and hot dogs taste better grilled. Ask around.

 Several bed-and-breakfast inns provide bicycles for their guests, who can pedal about town without adding emissions to the air.

 Some resorts provide guests with access to electric carts and other easy-on-the-air forms of transportation to popular destinations. Some onsite restaurants specialize in local seafood and some even grow their own ingredients for the day’s special.

Check the Green Lodging list to find cool places to take it easy.

Check tomorrow’s blog for more ways to stay cool, stay green and take it easy.

Learn more about the “Take it Easy” Twitter contest. Learn more here.

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