Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year, and is a reminder to show appreciation to the planet and ongoing sustainability. Here are a few hotels that are committed not only to Earth Day on April 22nd, but year round.
Rome’s Bettoja Hotels Collection eliminates plastic bottles
Bettoja Hotels Collection will remove of all plastic bottles in the mini-bars and restaurants beginning on Earth Day 2019. Spanning five generations, Bettoja Hotels includes 495 rooms among the three Rome hotels (Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio and Hotel Atlantico), and will also be honoring Earth Day by turning off the lights for one minute in the halls of all three hotels at 6:00PM on April 22nd, and guests to Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio will dine by soft lights and candlelight. www.bettojahotels.it
Saint Lucia’s Calabash Cove Resort and Spa’s embraces being plastic free
26-room Saint Lucia boutique gem Calabash Cove Resort and Spa is completely plastic-free, along with providing solar power to heat water, energy saving LEDs in all light fixtures, its own on-site water treatment plant, using All produce is sourced from local farms when possible. This quaint island getaway is the perfect eco-friendly vacation spot. www.calabashcove.com
Les Ilets de la Plage involved in coral regeneration in St Jean Bay
Les Ilets de la Plage in Saint Barths is a partner Reef of Life, a grassroots organization designed to regenerate coral reefs in St Jean Bay. The mission of Reef of Life is to develop projects on corals, preserve eroding reefs and revive the declining coral reefs by developing original and innovative approaches. Guests staying at Les Ilets de la Plage can visit the Biorock by diving in the area which is very close to resort. www.lesilets.com
Chaka Camps plants over 2000 indigenous trees in the past two years
Located in Tanzania’s best wildlife destinations, Chaka Camps is a collection of boutique tented lodges offering the ultimate safari experience in comfort, style and design. Chaka Camps is committed to preserving the natural ecology of the parks and the local economies of Tanzania by using solar energy, recycling refuse, employing local artisans in nearby Arusha for all furnishings and offsetting the camp’s carbon footprint by planting indigenous trees – just over 2000 in the past two years. Chaka Camps also offsets their fuel consumption with Carbon Tanzania, a locally-based NGO protected virgin forest in Tanzania. www.chakacamps.com
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