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Curious about electric cars? On your next vacation, give one a test drive—and instead of paying high gas prices, charge up for free. Major car rental companies, which have been offering hybrid vehicles for years, are now getting into the electric car (EV) market. And an ever-growing number of hotels, resorts, and even B&Bs

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Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property, which opened in March 2011, is managed by Marriott International and was designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. The hotel’s certification is shared with

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| Green Travel News | Hotels in Washington, D.C., Stone Mountain (Georgia) and San Francisco get this year’s Good Earthkeeping honors. This recognition comes from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, as part of its annual Stars of the Industry Awards, which have been given out annually since 1966. Hotel George in Washington, D.C.—a Kimpton […]

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| Greening in D.C. | As Earth Day 2010 observances wind down, we offer our own special tribute: a 21 Organic Carrot Salute to a Founding Mother in our nation’s Capitol. She is Nora Pouillon, chef/owner of America’s very first certified organic restaurant. Her Restaurant Nora north of Dupont Circle became so in April, 1999. […]

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