image courtesy of Boston's New Waterfront
Hotels aren't traditionally very green - it is an industry where things are disposable or intended for short-term use. But Boston's Seaport Hotel is turning that reputation around with their comprehensive sustainability initiatives. They have a whole portion of their website dedicated to information on these initiatives, which include green cleaning practices, farm-to-table/organic options, and information on how to have an eco-friendly event in their space. Because of its efforts, it was named one of North America's Five Greenest Hotels in 2012. I look forward to seeing the Seaport Hotel continue to set an example for all Boston-based businesses.