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Green Travel in Austin, Texas

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Photo: Courtesy of L'Etoile

Environmentally friendly electric scooters are the preferred mode of transport in this bohemian Texan city (use one to get from your photovoltaic-powered hotel room to a restaurant that uses only biodegradable products).

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Destinations: Austin

Inspired by: Going Green in America's Cities — by Keith Rockmael, Published Oct. 2007

Hotels (1)

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    Habitat Suites

    The property opened in 1985 and became part of the "Green Hotels Association" in 1991. The hotel was designed to support ecological consciousness;

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Restaurants (1)

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    Leaf

    The restaurant looks and feels like a farmer's market and supports local farmers and business. It uses only biodegradable, compostable, or recycled

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Activities (2)

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    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

    Enjoy the native gardens and plants. The center uses solar power, has a green roof, and offers community outreach programs to restore the environme

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    Alien Scooters

    The shop rents environmentally friendly electric scooters and e-bikes.

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