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1 City 5 Ways: Eco Traveler

Delta Sky Magazine September 2011

Courtesy of Nest

Thanks to its carbon-neutral hotels and shops with sustainable tendencies, Shanghai has become the leading incubator of China’s green-leaning ideas.

Where to Stay // Urbn Shanghai
China’s first carbon-neutral hotel is all about being eco-friendly and stylish: Minimal-chic rooms and public spaces offer an eco-friendly take on natural design motifs.

Morning // Green Shops
Shokay is a line of yak-fiber knitwear sourced from Tibetan herders. Nest, in the International Artist Factory, is a collective of seven labels, all made responsibly.

Midday // Maglev Train
Care to see just how far earth-friendly train travel has come? Top speeds of the world’s fastest passenger train reach 268 (!) miles per hour.

Tea Time // Huxinting Tea House
After strolling about the five acres of the Ming dynasty Yu Yuan Gardens, head across the way to this 225-year-old teahouse (which sits atop Old Town’s central lake) for a soothing cup of tea.

Dinner // Lost Heaven
The flavor-rich, spice-heavy foods of China’s Dai, Bai and Miao ethnic minority groups await in this sleek dining room.

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