Old Chapel Forge B&B Wins Highest "Green" Rating

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TheBestGreenHotels.com awards its first-ever 7-tree rating for dedication to "green tourism" and environmentally friendly hotel operations.

TheBestGreenHotels.com, the leading ratings service focused on environmentally friendly hotel operations worldwide, has announced its first-ever award of 7 trees -- the Web site's highest possible rating -- to the Old Chapel Forge Hotel in Sussex, United Kingdom.

The Old Chapel B&B is an AA 4-star hotel built in and around a 1611 chapel building. The hotel also won a 2006 Gold award from the UK's Green Tourism Business Scheme.

"To us, green tourism is not a product to be tagged on to a holiday; it is integral to the way we run the Old Chapel Forge," say proprietress Sandra Barnes-Keywood. "Through every aspect of your stay we strive to use environmentally friendly alternatives whether it is our use of solar panels for water heating or indeed the fact we try to use only organic and locally produced food."

TheBestGreenHotels.com rates properties based on 29 criteria, including their use of recyclable disposables; energy conservation; maintenance for conservation; bedsheet and towel re-use program; use of cotton towels and sheets; use of alternative energy; gray-water recycling; guest room recycling bins; participation in green programs; and use of compostable disposables.

"The 7-tree rating is not easy to come by," says Kit Cassingham, founder of TheBestGreenHotels.com. "We are very pleased to make this hard-earned award to the Old Chapel Forge."

TheBestGreenHotels.com and its sister site, EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels.com, currently have ratings on over 2800 hotels worldwide. The ratings service has been cited in the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, the New York Times, and on MSNBC.

Contact:
Kit Cassingham
Sage Blossom Consulting
970-626-2277

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