By TreeLiving If you have chosen to travel somewhere making the lowest impact on the environment possible, you may want to stay in a place that also cares about our planet. There are a lot of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and choosing a green hotel is one of the most important things to do. What do you need to keep in mind to make sure that the hotel meets the standards you're looking for? There are certain features to look for in a hotel to see if it is really green. For example: – If they have replaced regular lighting bulbs with LED lamps in order to save energy and reduce waste – If the hotel has installed low-flow faucets and other eco-friendly equipment such as water-conserving fixtures in the shower and smart washing machines. – If the cleaning service uses non-toxic earth-friendly cleaning materials to clean the rooms. – If the hotel offers recycling programs of aluminum, plastic, paper, gray water, or composting – If the hotel has chosen alternative energy sources like solar or wind power. -If they have installed thermostats and heating/air-conditioning controllers Following these steps you can relax and enjoy your trip knowing you have done all you can to save the environment.