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Toyota Prius

Thanks to increased consumer demand to rein in gas dollars, rental car companies are adding hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars to their fleets. Hertz and Avis announced the addition of 1,000 and 3,500 Toyota Priuses, respectively, at select airport locations by the start of 2008. Enterprise will have 4,500 Priuses available this year. Taking things a step further, Hertz's Green Collection, at 50 airports, features 50,000 cars that get at least 32 miles per gallon.

The bottom line: Save money - and the planet.



10 Cheap Green Hotels

Inexpensive green lodging at ski resorts is hard to find. Whether these lodging options are full-scale eco-havens or have subtly incorporated environmentally-friendly practices into their everyday operations, you’ll find that being green doesn’t necessarily mean paying a pretty penny.


Top 10 Green Resorts

From the creation of sustainable jobs to on-slope solar panels and wind turbines, the ski industry is stepping up to the plate when it comes to environmental concerns. Here are the greenest resorts in the biz, and what they’re doing to combat global warming.

Schweitzer Goes Green

Resort makes efforts to be environmentally friendly


Can a Ski Resort Really Be Green?

A tree hugger squares off with an eco-realist.

Boyne 1st in State to Install Green Control System

Entergize system controls energy usage in unoccupied hotel rooms. Boyne Mountain Resort's Mountain Lodge & Spa is the first hotel in Michigan to employ the system.