New York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2008’s eco friendly bed and breakfasts are sharing years of green experience by conducting seminars to send their guests home with time tested tips to save the planet this Earth Day. Many bed and breakfasts are forward thinking members of the environmental community who have spent years finding the most efficient ways to reduce the carbon footprint and the use of chemicals, water and fuel at their inns. The skills, ideas and tips that guests take home after a weekend stay are practical and easily implemented at home. In just one or two days guests can learn to make small changes in their lifestyle that will pay green dividends for a lifetime. Guests can learn about eco friendly changes they can make in their own lives, while they spend a relaxing few days in some of the most beautiful settings on the planet.

At Melitta Station Inn and Spa in Santa Rosa, CA innkeepers Jackie & Tim Thresh have made many large and small green changes to their property, including a 6 kilowatt solar array which provides all the power for their Sonoma Valley B&B. The innkeepers lead a 2 day/1 night seminar aimed at the home or small business owner, that covers many methods of producing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. The course offers an overview of energy savings, alternate energy and methods of auditing your energy bill from people who have made it viable. Local energy consultants will drop by for an open discussion where guests can address concerns specific to their particular situation. The seminar is available at no additional cost to any party of three or more who book two nights at Melitta Station from Sunday through Thursday; just mention it when you make your reservation.

Innkeepers Stuart & Tara Marcus of the Shambhala Ranch in Ukiah, CA take particular pride working in harmony with the surrounding environment. The lodge was built with timber milled on the land and is kept warm with clean hydronic heat. The Shambhala Ranch uses native plants for landscaping while maintaining the surrounding lands in pristine condition. The ranch is solar powered, and provides all its own utilities completely off the grid. Tara, a body therapy specialist with 15 years of experience, offers a discussion class to help you remove chemicals and toxins from your life. After a few days of relaxation in the hills of Mendocino county, guests leave refreshed and with the knowledge to reduce their own environmental impact when they return home.

The Holladay House in Orange, VA has made a strong commitment to providing green lodging, and is a member of the rigorous Virginia Green Lodgings program. Holladay House has made extensive green improvements, practices water & energy conservation, composting and uses energy efficient appliances. Most of the food cooked for guests comes from within a 100 mile radius of the inn, and nearly every facet has been made environmentally friendly. Hospitality specialists Sam and Sharon Elswick can explain many of the energy and resource saving methods guests will see in action during their stay. Guests have the rare opportunity to experience very green living in a home setting, and witness first hand methods that can easily be tried and applied when returning home.

Mary White, president of

explains, ‘It’s so important to pitch in wherever we can when it comes to improving the environment. I’m especially proud of the fact that many of our inns and B&Bs also educate their guests with tips they can take home and use to improve their own conservation efforts.’ offers an exclusive advanced search feature which allows visitors to find green and eco friendly bed and breakfasts and inns. On the website, visitors can click Advanced Search, Extras and choose the ‘Eco Friendly’ option to search for green lodging anywhere in the US, Canada and Europe. Many B&Bs and Inns on also offer gas, money and planet saving specials for Earth Day and all year round, which can be found on the home page under ‘Specials’.

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