The freedom to roam, and stay so close to nature really appeals to me. A few years ago my good friend in Oregon bought 100 acres of mountaintop land and placed a yurt on it…she and her family liked the shelter so much, they now have 3 on the property. These circular structures, like the originals in Central Asia, are designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer. Check ’em out:
“affordable, comfortable and environmentally friendly”…visit www.yurts.com
“environmentally friendly…designed and built to be the best”…RainierYurts.com
The Colorado Yurt Company: tipis, tents & yurts, since 1976…coloradoyurt.com
Express your sentiments on: import/export policy, lead paint, child labor and Barbie by sporting this organic, sweatshop-free, eco-friendly t-shirt.
this men’s tee in dark cement is $29 @ green label organic
Travelers tempted to get a taste of Jamaica need look no further. Sandwiched between the translucent Caribbean Sea and the looming Blue Mountains, Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is perched, offering stunning views in both directions. Ideal for hikers, rafters and bird-watchers, this paradise is a retreat sure to relax and rejuvenate.
An “eco-chic boutique”, this hotel is nestled in lush tropical gardens and offers solitude for those that want to step off the beaten path. Green Globe certified, the hotel approaches issues of sustainability by using energy efficient design and technologies, offsetting carbon emissions, collecting rain water, and treating waste water. The hotel also works with and promotes local projects to develop sustainable, nature based tourism and local school support. Local, seasonal produce is used as often as possible and a partnership with a women’s organic farmer’s association also brings plenty of goods to the kitchen.
Rates start at $125 per room. Visit the Hotel Mocking Bird Hill website for details.