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  • Solar Powered Lodging at West Hill House B&B!

    October 12th, 2015 by corey

    West Hill House B&B is always working towards a smaller, more environmentally sound footprint and, earlier this year, reached a milestone: we now provide our guests with 100% solar powered lodging! We’re proud to be a part of the Green Mountain State and want to help it not only stay green but get even greener. … read full article

    Carrot Greens Salad

    June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Last week was the first week for our Community Supported Agriculture share for this year and it got me thinking about carrot greens.  Carrot greens are most often thrown away during meal prep but I thought there had to be a use for them. I searched the internet, got some inspiration from a number of websites then opened the fridge and built a salad. I used various … read full article

    Have Tesla, Can Travel – to our BEB!

    March 20th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

    What “range anxiety”? On March 19th we welcomed Matt and his Tesla Model S85D at West Hill House B&B. Matt was making his inaugural trip in what is apparently the first 85D model—all wheel drive—delivered to an owner in Ontario, and perhaps in Canada. Canada you say?  Yes, Matt lives in Toronto and he is heading … read full article

    Beds, Electrons & Breakfasts; ready for Tesla!

    December 17th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

    The Times They Are A-Changin’. Bob Dylan’s words were written over 50 years ago in 1963 and they continue true today. The changes we are talking about here though are not political, but environmental and technical! On December 16th 2014 West Hill House B&B launched a new accommodation category, which we are calling a “BEB”, or Beds, … read full article

    Composting is us!

    March 9th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

    Last week we signed up for a year-round composting service with the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD), as part of our ongoing efforts as a Green Hotel to reduce our environmental impact. While we have tried composting before, it never worked out very well. First of all it was practical only in the summer … read full article

    Time to Retire Bottled Water? Yes!

    December 8th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Some facts to ponder: Bottled water costs the eager buyer up to 10,000 as much as tap water. We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks. Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport. Currently, the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each … read full article

    Healthy ‘Green’ Shopping Bags

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Green is in – especially here in Vermont. Among other things, here at West Hill House we use “green” light bulbs, we have solar panels to preheat our hot water, we have rooms with individually adjustable temperature controls, we drive a hybrid car and, we use reusable bags for our shopping. Every conference that we have … read full article

    A breakthrough in LED light bulbs

    February 26th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    We are sharing here most of a review we posted on the Amazon web site, as we are just delighted with these amazing LED light bulbs – a real breakthough.  As noted in the review, you can see them in operation in our kitchen. Review of 900 Lumen 9 Watt LED Light Bulbs I have tried many … read full article

    A Greener Green Mountain Magazine

    February 5th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Our Vermont,  is the new Green Mountain State’s Greener Magazine, and features articles about people, places, events, food, and local flavor offered in the great state of Vermont. Not only is this a paperless magazine, and you can subscribe for free on line, but they chose a 100% wind powered company to do their hosting. Lucky … read full article

    LED Light bulbs – have they arrived?

    August 2nd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    LED light bulbs are the promise of the greener future.  We have for some time used LED bulbs outdoors for low intensity flood-lighting and for light strings to mark our front parking lot and highlight our gazebo, but never for mainstream use as real lightbulbs! Well it seems times have changed.  GE is now selling … read full article

    Guest soap: Landfill or Healthy Alternative?

    May 12th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    ‘Clean the World’ has developed a process to sterilize soap, killing transmittable pathogens, and making soap ready to be used again then sends it along with appropriate education materials, to impoverished countries worldwide, and to domestic homeless shelters. West Hill House B&B is a proud partner in this endeavor.