Natural Home Goes to Boston

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Photo Courtesy Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace

For 375 years, Boston has been a center of progressive thinking–championing American Independence and the abolition of slavery. Today, the city mandates green building standards, and its tree-planting campaign augments its string of parks, called the Emerald Necklace.

Eating

East Coast Grill
This lively hangout serves barbecue and fresh seafood–and supports sustainable New England fishermen. 1271 Cambridge St., Cambridge. (617) 491-6568

Hamersley’s Bistro
The country French atmosphere pairs perfectly with the fresh, local, exquisitely prepared cuisine. 553 Tremont St. (617) 423-2700

Henrietta’s Table
Dining at this home-style eatery is like visiting the country kitchens of New England’s best organic farms. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. (617) 661-5005

Icarus
Run by Chefs Collaborative member Chris Douglass, this romantic restaurant puts sustainable flavors on the plate. 3 Appleton St. (617) 426-1790;

Sleeping

Copley Square Hotel
Near major attractions, this historic hotel has won awards for its conservation and clean-air practices. 47 Huntington Ave. (617) 536-9000

Lenox Hotel
This elegant hotel uses healthy cleaners and paints, saves water, has energy-efficient windows and offsets its carbon emissions. Recycle old sneakers for $10 off your bill. 61 Exeter St. (800) 225-7676