Monday, November 10, 2008

Traveling Green in LA

During our trip to LA, we made every effort to minimize our travel footprint. We found that it was actually pretty simple to minimize our footprint, by being selective about transportation and lodging. First, for my ride from LAX to San Diego, I chose TerraMoto , a fresh new car service that utilizes a fleet of Prius hybrids. The service was excellent, and the driver/founder was passionate about sustainability and his new company. Apparently, business is booming and the green wave is mounting. They operate in and around San Diego and LA.Next, we rode in Julie's Prius up to LA from San Diego. Smooth ride!For our LA lodging, we picked a sustainable hotel in Santa Monica called The Ambrose Hotel. They do a lot of little and big efforts to be sustainable (reuse, recycle, compost, clean with natural products, buy local, use organic food, use sustainable transportation and more). They have a LEED Silver certification and have been recognized with many other sustainability awards. We loved our luxurious room with balcony as well as our wholesome breakfast from Urth Cafe. They also had a sweet London taxi cab that was transitioned to a bio-diesel vehicle available to take us anywhere! Being green is fun:-)
The Ambrose Hotel

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