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Earth Day in Albuquerque

imgres Planet Earth needs our compassion and our help – and Albuquerque is ready to do its part! Children and adults alike can learn how to make the planet a better, cleaner, and healthier place to live this Earth Day at the ABQ BioPark. Though Earth Day is officially April 22nd, the BioPark will have their celebration on Saturday, April...
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How “Green” Hotels Can Have a Big Impact On the Environment

Hotel-Andaluz-Rooftop-Panels People often think of their home, their cars, or occasionally their place of business when it comes to being green, but tend to forget places outside of those circles. While you seek to cut down on electricity bills, purchase a hybrid car, or speak to your employers about recycling options, you can also do a bit of good by...
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Rio Grande Botanic Garden

DCF 1.0 The Botanic Garden is a part of the Albuquerque Biological Park, but that doesn’t mean it’s a small part or one that should be ignored! Indeed, the Botanic Garden is a massive place with 36 acres dedicated to all kinds of plants and the animals that frequent them. Within the gardens you will find many exhibits, each with its...
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Herbfest 2013 Albuquerque – Discover Mother Nature

herbfest 2013 Herbfest 2013 is coming. May 11th and 12th at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park will be the site of Herbfest, where you can go to learn all sorts of interesting facts as well as purchase various herbs, crafts, and more. Herbfest is hosted by Friends of theRio GrandeNatureCenter. They are a nonprofit organization with the goal of...
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Happy National Recycling Week!

Did you know it’s National Recycling week? It’s true, National Recycling Week is celebrated November 12th through the 18th. All of us at Hotel Andaluz are big on being as lean and green as possible. Did you know we are the only full-service LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Certified hotel in the country? We do as much as...
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Art in Action at Hotel Andaluz

Art in Action While Santa Fe and Taos are sometimes referred to as the mecca for the arts in  New Mexico. Did you know Albuquerque boasts an art scene that equally rivals the northern towns for visitors and locals to soak in? That being said, we at Hotel Andaluz are really excited to announce our partnership with the Harwood Art Center for...
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Downtown Albuquerque’s Going Green

Wind turbine atop Silver Garden Apartments downtown Albuquerque Anyone else notice that downtown Albuquerque is going green? From the wind turbine atop the Silver Gardens Apartments, to the Alvarado Urban Farm, and the solar thermal panels that heat the water here at Hotel Andaluz, seems everyone is getting on board with sustainability. At Hotel Andaluz, we’re proud to be a leader in downtown Albuquerque’s movement towards eco-consciousness and...
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Eco-friendly solar panels

solar_panels_blog_205x165 One of the most significant achievements of the restoration of our hotel is maintaining its historic features while incorporating cutting-edge green technology. From the look of the lobby, guest rooms and common spaces, Hotel Andaluz maintains much of the original grandeur Conrad Hilton employed, yet the hotel is actually one of the greenest in the country. In fact, we’re...
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