Goracle greenism: It’s the new orthodoxy.
Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won’t find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore’s book about global warming.
They’ll also find the Gaia equipped with waterless urinals, solar lighting and recycled paper as it marches toward becoming California’s first hotel certified as “green,” or benevolent to the environment. Similar features are found 35 miles south at San Francisco’s Orchard Garden Hotel, which competes for customers with neighboring luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont.
The owner insists that he’s “not your traditional Birkenstocks and granola type of guy” and that the hotel’s green efforts are more about cutting costs than anything else.
But, dude, the Gideon Bibles are free. Goracle’s doorstopper isn’t.