Natural Home Goes to Lawrence, Kansas

Visit this green, midwestern college town.

| January/February 2009

  • The downtown Eldridge Hotel offers a combination of history and sleek style.
    Photo Courtesy Eldridge Hotel
  • Teller’s is one of many Lawrence restaurants committed to serving local fare.
    Photo Courtesy Lawrence Visitor Information Center

Perched on some of the biggest hills in Kansas, Lawrence is one of the Midwest’s most progressive cities. Anchored by a top research university and a thriving downtown, the city of nearly 90,000 is a leader in sustainability that maintains its neighborly, small-town charm.


The Eldridge Hotel
This historic, locally owned downtown hotel uses CFLs and motion-detector lights to conserve energy. 701 Massachusetts St. (800) 527-0909

The Halcyon House Bed and Breakfast
Built in 1885, this European-style B&B is surrounded by luxurious gardens. Halcyon House purchases renewable energy to help offset its carbon emissions. 1000 Ohio St. (888) 441-0314


University of Kansas
With almost 30,000 trees covering 1,058 campus acres, KU is the city’s green heart. KU’s Center for Sustainability weaves green living into curriculum, student life and campus-wide initiatives. 1502 Iowa St. (785) 864-3911

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