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Eco-Friendly Hotel Amenity: Pedal-To-Power LCD Television

bikingFor those interested in keeping vacation weight off while also doing something good for the planet, the Cottage Lodge in Brockenhurst, United Kingdom, is offering a unique amenity. Instead of allowing guests to turn on the television the old-fashioned way, the bed and breakfast features a pedal-to-power LCD television in their Standing Hat room.

The purpose of the unusually active method of television powering is purely environmental. While you'd think some travelers may not be happy about having to work to turn on their TV, the accommodation has actually received positive feedback, especially from cyclists.

"I focused on three things when constructing the room: reducing waste, minimizing pollution and using resources with the lowest impact possible," the hotel's owner, Christina Simons, explained to the Telegraph. "I also wanted to show that being green can also be exciting and fun, and guests love cycling on the bike."

And for those with low stamina, don't worry, you also have the option to make use of the electric supply generated by photovoltaic cells on the roof, so you'll still be going green while you travel. In fact, the hotel utilizes many sustainable features, like solar panel heating in the summer, heating via a wood burning stove in the winter, low-impact building materials and furniture created by a local tree surgeon from a single fallen beech tree.

Filed under: Activism, Biking, Europe, United Kingdom, Hotels and Accommodations, Ecotourism, Budget Travel

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