Greetings from Big Sur

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of staying at the luxurious and eco-friendly Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur (a trip made more enjoyable by the fact that we did not have to pay for the pricey resort).

Check out some of the Post Ranch’s cool green features:

Post Ranch offers free reusable water bottles to take advantage of the area’s clean, fresh water and to discourage disposable water bottles.

Want chilled water? The resort provides glass water bottles in each room’s fridge, refilling and reusing empty bottles.

The resort’s 208 kilowatt solar array.

And who knew solar panels made a great shelter for wild turkeys?

Many of the fruits, vegetables and herbs used at the Post Ranch’s restaurant are grown in its own garden.

And did I mention that Big Sur is paradise?  Who needs Hawaii and palm trees?  I’ll take Big Sur over a tropical vacation any day.