7GA Personal Climate Action Center Action of the Week!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
Summer is here and let’s face it—we all need a vacation from the past year and a half! If you choose to travel and stay in a hotel, here are some ways to make your trip have less of an impact on the environment:
When you leave the room, turn off the lights and air conditioning. Lighting in a hotel consumes about 25% of the electricity in a hotel, and heating and cooling consume almost 40% of the electricity in a hotel. When you leave the room, turn it all off and help the planet.
Reuse your towels and sheets. Those clean, cozy sheets and those super soft towels are always a hotel perk, but hotel laundry uses up about 16% of their water usage. Not to mention the energy that is used to run the washing machines. Consider reusing your towels and your sheets during your stay.
Leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door and avoid having any cleaning resources spent on your room. If you can swing it, try toskip any housekeeping services to save even more energy and resources.
Stay in a green hotel. Most hotels average about 68.6 lbs. of emissions per night. Green hotels average only 13 lbs. of emissions per night. So before booking, consider looking for a green hotel. Check out this list of Best Sustainable Hotel Brands to see if any of them are in your destination spot.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?