The average hotel stay can be a huge drain on the environment; from wasteful long showers and blasting air conditioning to the unnecessary luxury of a daily linen service.
The bill left upon check out is a hefty one. Hotels contribute 60 million tons of CO2 emissions annually due to uninformed guests and wasteful policies.
Through a few simple steps, hotel guests can greatly minimize the environmental burden of an overnight stay.
The hotel industry has started to clean up its act through eco-friendly policies, but what would happen if all hotels in America implemented similar measures to reduce their carbon footprint?
The Future of Hotels is Green
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Join our “Do Not Disturb” campaign to take accountability for your environmental impact during your next hotel stay by opting out of housekeeping.
Leaving the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your hotel door will help save over 6,000 gallons of water per month in the average 150-room hotel and reduce your carbon footprint.
Follow these simple steps:
1. From April 12th to June 30th hang the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your hotel room door.
2. Take a picture of your action and upload it to one or more of the campaign’s social media channels:
Facebook, telling us where you stayed or tips for a green stay on our wall then share it with your friends. You may even post on the hotel.info Facebook page
Twitter, upload your picture under the hash tag #donotdisturbcampaign, let us know @dontdisturbsign and motivate your followers to take action.
Pinterest, upload your picture, repin other donotdisturb photos and take part in the movement.
Interact with our Linkedin community and start a conversation with your network.
Join our circles on Google+ and share the campaign with family and friends.
3. Tweet your favorite celebrity, a politician or a frequent traveler asking them to join the movement. These people spend a lot of time in hotels and can make a huge impact.
By following these simple steps you will help spread the word and save the environment to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. As an added bonus one participant in the “Do Not Disturb” campaign will be chosen at random to receive a complimentary stay in a certified green hotel. See Terms and Conditions.
Share your own tips on making your hotel stays greener in the comments section below.
Von HOTEL DE Redaktion am 12.04.2012 unter HOTEL INFO Blog UK / US veröffentlicht.
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