Global warming has made travelers more alert of their own habits, and the impact these behaviours have on the environment. This has pushed more and more establishments to be green in how they operate. Here's a list of (with some of their best features) some green establishments in Australia.
Located in Australia's inland Capital, the hotel is part of a building that's considered the most sustainable building within the arts and culture precinct, NewActon. Some of its green features include: The hotel's gardens are irrigated with rain water, all paint used in the hotel is low VOC (volatile organic compounds so carcinogenic chemicals are omitted), the public lounge has been finished with recycled timber floor boards.
and its grand stair is made from recycled timber collected from a demolished house; a basketball court; from the Nishi’s construction site itself; and from off cuts of Nishi’s own Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) façade.
The Radisson Blu has been certified by EarthCheck Australia (Sliver Status) as a green establishment. In addition to their commitment to empowering and employing local staff, the Radisson Blu hotel states proudly its commitment to participating in local green events such as Clean Up Australia, Earth Hour, Club Red (Blood Donation) and the World Childhood Foundation. The hotel also donates it's reject linens and unused amenities to Clothes Line, a charity for the homeless and disadvantaged.