Many large corporations as well as small, local businesses are getting more involved in efforts to protect the environment. Compliance to regulations plays a part, but many businesses are taking their responsibility a step further by commiting to real change.
- Harvesting their own Rain Water.
- Building a Polytunnel and garden, were they grow their own vegetables and herbs.
- Stocking organic bath & soap products in their rooms. No single use plastics.
- Sending e-invoices where possible to reduce the amount of paper that we use and also re-use paper at the front desk and offices.
- Segregating waste throughout the hotel and recycling as much as possible.
- They have a no disposable cup policy for the staff.
- They offer 30 cent off if you bring your own cup for take-away coffee.
Sustainable Energy Projects
Wind farms and solar energy plants are producing significant amounts of clean, green energy, thereby lowering the national carbon footprint.
NASA’s satellites are helping geo-scientists evaluate the earth’s topography. By studying these images and data, experts can assess the impact of mining, cultivation and infrastructure on the global environment.
The Ozone Layer
In the 80’s the depletion of the ozone layer was the most significant threat to humanity. . The Montreal Protocol (1987) banned the production and use of aerosol sprays and coolants world wide.
While we know that we need to keep the pressure on governments, organisations and individuals to take action agains Climate Change and other environmental issues, it’s good to pause once in a while and take a look at the initiatives that are in place and the efforts that are being made and be thankful.