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Five eco-friendly places in Boston

September 2012

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The greenest hotel, shop and things to do in 
Boston, as chosen by Rhiannon Batten
Boston Public Garden, part of the Emerald Necklace
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Nine Zero Hotel
Fully subscribed to Kimpton Hotels' EarthCare programme, with impressive recycling facilities and 
water and energy reduction measures, this four-star refuge conveys the green message through pampering rather than preaching. ninezero.com

Turner Fisheries
Boston is renowned for its seafood so book a table at this sustainably minded restaurant. Local favourites clam chowder, oysters and lobster are all on the menu but stringent sourcing means you can tuck into them guilt-free. turnersboston.com

The Emerald Necklace
The vision of 19th-century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Boston's Emerald Necklace is a string of six parks and waterways that covers 1,000 acres between the Charles River and Dorchester. Take your pick of breathing spaces, from arboretums to fens or parks. emeraldnecklace.org

Hubway
Since its introduction in 2011, the Hubway bike-sharing scheme has seen more than 27m collective calories burned by Boston's citizens and visitors. The scheme now has more than 100 stations and 1,000 bikes. thehubway.com

Twelve Chairs
This chic interiors store is as principled as it is polished. Everything on its shelves has been through a six-point 'people and planet' checklist to ensure that materials are locally sourced and organic. twelvechairsboston.com

Rhiannon Batten is author of  Higher Ground: How to Travel Responsibly Without Roughing it (£12.99, Virgin Books).

Posted by Rhiannon Batten

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