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    • Franklin Grove Etc. LLC

    • N7302 County Road X

    • Albany, WI 53502

    • 608-862-1161

    • Green Score: 50
    • Unique and historic venue: a restored mid-1800's blacksmith shop - featuring food, spirits, antiques and gifts. Located on the banks of the Sugar River. Closed January and February and the week of the 4th of July.  Green County cheeses, Wisconsin beers, and locally sourced ingredients are incorporated into the menu. Outside seating available. English High Tea by reservation. 

      Green Innovations

      • Raingardens collect stormwater runoff
      • Invasive species are being removed from five acres of land and native species are being planted
      • A recycling program is in place
      • Renewable energy is purchased through Alliant Energy
  • Otter Creek Inn


    • Otter Creek Inn

    • 2536 Hansen Lane

    • Altoona, WI 54720

    • 715-832-2945

    • Green Score: 56
    • The Otter Creek Inn is a spacious 3-story English Tudor - a romantic getaway decorated in country-Victorian decor. Every guestroom has a double whirlpool, TV, VCR, private restroom, coffeemaker, and antiques. Many guestrooms also have a fireplace and refrigerator. A full breakfast is served every morning and breakfast-in-bed is a favorite choice.

      Green Innovations

      • A linen reuse program is in place
      • Stormwater runoff is collected and used to water outdoor plants
      • Local produce, cheese, and crafts are used/for sale
      • A recycling program is in place
  • Amherst Riverdance


    • Amherst Riverdance

    • 5051 Keener Rd

    • Amherst, WI 54407

    • 715-824-7151

    • Green Score: 73
    • Welcome to an exquisite, eco-friendly way of vacationing and getting away from it all! From its solar water heat to the recycled lumber, this cabin packs many eco-sensitive features to bring you comfort in style. Its artistic flair can be experienced in everything in the handcrafted countertops, the exquisite tree staircase, and right down to the mosaic bathroom floor. You'll be pleasantly toasty in the winter with the radiant heat and gas-fired stove. Just off of the Waupaca River, drop in the canoe and paddle up or down the river.

      Green Innovations

      o Solar panels heat the water, which is also use for in-floor heatingo Wind power, purchased from local utility, accounts for 20% of total energy consumedo 10 acres of land have been restored to native prairie, which is being cleared of invasive specieso Local/fair trade food products and recycled content products are purchasedo A recycling program is in place

    • Artha Sustainable Living Center

    • 9784 County Road K

    • Amherst, WI 54406

    • 715-824-3463

    • Green Score: 125
    • Experience green living at Artha Bed & Breakfast, situated on a 55-acre plot of woods, fields and organic gardens. Enjoy a serene retreat in our renovated 3 bedroom farmhouse, sustainably operated with solar power and heat, organic sheets, linens and breakfasts. Guests stay in private rooms and can enjoy the public spacious kitchen, living room and grounds with hiking/cross country ski trails. Massages and private yoga classes available.

      Green Innovations

      Buildings are designed to incorporate cooling and passive solar heatingHighly efficient Energy Star windows and appliances are usedNon-toxic laundry detergents and cleaners are usedSolar power provides electricity and heat in the buildingsProvides hands-on workshops on a variety of sustainable topics

  • Breadsmith


    • Breadsmith

    • 670 N. Westhill Blvd

    • Appleton, WI 54914

    • 920-830-3307

    • Green Score: 48
    • Welcome to BREADSMITH, the home of hand-made, hearth-baked artisan breads in the Fox Valley. Every month, BREADSMITH makes various specialty breads including a monthly specialty bread.

      Green Innovations

      Organic, local, and fair trade food products are usedComposting programs are in place for food waste and yard wasteLight bulbs are being replaced with energy efficient compact fluorescentsRenewable energy (25%) is purchased from local utility

    • Franklin Street Inn Bed & Breakfast

    • 318 E. Franklin St

    • Appleton, WI 54911

    • 920-209-9711

    • Green Score: 48
    • Located in Appleton’s downtown historic district, this beautifully landscaped inn with wrap-around porch and turret preserves the elegance of the 19th century but adds the amenities of the 21st. Pamper yourself in our suites with pillow-top beds, whirlpools, fireplaces, WIFI, Smart TV, & room service. Experience why this award-winning Queen Anne Victorian is considered Appleton’s Premier Bed & Breakfast. Ideal for your vacation, business travel, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or weekend getaway! A full elegant breakfast is prepared daily from the inn’s own published cookbook. Open our door to comfort and hospitality! Franklin Street Inn – Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend!

      Green Innovations

      • Nontoxic, biodegradable detergents and cleansers are used
      • Guests are encouraged to reuse linens and towels
      • Three 15 gallon containers collect rainwater
      • A recycling program is in place
    • Best Western Fox Valley Inn

    • 3033 W College Ave

    • Appleton, WI 54914

    • 920-731-4141

    • Green Score: 59
    • Full service hotel w/domed tropical atrium. Indoor pool-whirlpool sauna, mtg & banquet facilities for 2-200. Off Hwy 41 near Airport & Downtown.

      Green Innovations

      • 100% Low-flow fixtures
      • 100% CFL or LED lighting
      • A recycling program is in place with the participation of both employees and visitors.
      • Wastewater is reduced via a linen reuse program.
  • Paper Discovery Center


    • Paper Discovery Center

    • 425 W Water St

    • Appleton, WI 54911

    • 920-380-7491

    • Green Score: 39
    • The historic Atlas Mill has been transformed into Northeast Wisconsin's only science and technology museum. The museum is unique, not only because of its paper focus, but also because of its fun, family-oriented atmosphere where people can explore the world of paper through interactive exhibits. Visitors can even make their own paper! Offering a Summer Science Series with hands -on activities and experiments.

      Green Innovations

      • Locally handmade goods are sold in gift shop.
      • Train and evaluate staff on sustainability efforts.
      • Low-flow water fixtures are used.
      • Display interpretive signs to educate customers.
      • Show visitors how to make hand-crafted paper from old newspapers and used office paper.
    • Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel

    • 333 W. College Avenue

    • Appleton, WI 54911

    • 920-733-8000

    • Green Score: 60
    • The Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel offers the kind of warm hospitality, top-notch services and exciting atmosphere sure to please both business and leisure travelers. Downtown Appleton hotel, five on-site restaurants, 24-hour airport shuttle service.  

      Allow us to accommodate your next Fox Cities business meeting, conference, wedding or social event in the elegant meeting facilities at our hotel. Our 38,000 square feet of flexible meeting space provide the perfect location for events for up to 2,000 guests. With the help of our professional hotel staff, your event is sure to be a success!We also have connected access (by skywalk) to the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.

      Green Innovations

      • Reusable goods (Cloth napkins/tablecloths, glasses, refillable soap in public bathrooms, water coolers in banquet rooms) are used instead of disposables.
      • Remodeling projects make use of recycled materials, with sustainability prioritized in the selection of materials.
      • A recycling program is in place at the organization that involves the participation of both employees and visitors.
    • Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

    • 3433 W College Avenue

    • Appleton, WI 54914

    • 920-734-3358

    • Green Score: 47
    • One-on-one travel advice from friendly staff to help find accommodations, events, attractions and activities throughout Wisconsin. Free local area and statewide brochures, state maps, directories and guides from a wide variety of destinations from around the state available. We offer road construction information, hotel information, assistance with local lodging reservations, public restrooms, local pet walking area information, convenient parking, local & state trails information.

      Green Innovations

      • Organization assists the community by providing information on local products & services, promoting local businesses, and offering a grant program that supports parks and arts venues
      • Local food products and reusable products are used
      • All letterhead and envelopes contain recycled content
      • Information about the organization’s environmental policy is included on website

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