According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 983 million people took a trip last year. Hotels like the Proximity in Greensboro are on the cutting edge of "green" hospitality.
The hotel could serve as an example for students at University of North Carolina- Greensboro, who will not be able to take a new program in sustainable tourism and hospitality coming up this fall.
The program is a one-of-the-kind program in the U.S. It will offer courses in sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable hotel operations.
The first group of students will graduate in 2017.