Hidden Eden

by Editorial
The One & Only resort chain has made a concerted effort to green their resorts including their properties in Mauritius.

The One & Only resort chain has made a concerted effort to green their resorts including their properties in Mauritius.

What is Green Globe Certification

Most believers in “green” want to incorporate it into all facets of their life, including travel. In 1993, Green Globe was founded to create a community of travel providers who demonstrate responsible behavior across the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental management. Today, more than 200 resorts worldwide have passed a comprehensive review which includes these key performance areas: greenhouse gas emissions; energy efficiency, conservation and management; management of freshwater resources; ecosystem conservation and management; management of social and cultural issues; land use planning and management; air quality protection and noise control; waste water management and waste minimization.

Go Green! Ideas for sustainable travel

  • Rent a hybrid: EV Rentals, based out D.C. and California, has an entire fleet that contains only hybrid cars. www.evrentals.com.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint: An average American who takes two trips abroad emits 19,841 pounds of carbon each year. Find out how to offset this at www.carbonfund.org.
  • When traveling, ask yourself do you need the sheets and towels changed everyday? If not, request that the maid staff leave them.

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