This is what an eco-friendly hotel looks like
No shampoo bottles and leftovers served for dinner
Today’s eco snapshot👇🏽
Pioneering Sustainable Luxury: Manon Les Suites
Startup of the week: Nullker
5 brands that sustainably stand out
Some good news from around the world
3 ways I can help you on your sustainability journey
🛌🏼 Pioneering Sustainable Luxury: Manon Les Suites
Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the cities that often comes to mind when we talk about sustainability and climate change. The city also is home to one of the most eco-friendly hotels in the world, Manon Les Suites.
The hotel has taken various initiatives to reduce its waste and emissions. It is powered by renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Instead of relying on rough estimates and cooking for guests, it tries to minimize food waste by cooking only what’s needed for a meal. All the ingredients for the food are locally sourced.
If there are any untouched, leftover ingredients from breakfast, they are used for preparing dinner. Food scraps are converted into biofuels.
In the bathroom, instead of products packed in plastic, you would find large refillable shampoo bottles, bamboo toothbrushes, and razors.
The hotel makes every effort to reduce its contribution to landfills. It has even gone to the extent of buying all of its furniture secondhand. All the damaged sheets and bedding are donated to a charity instead of being tossed in the garbage.
Manon Les Suites sets a shining example of an eco-friendly hotel, demonstrating that sustainability and luxury can go hand in hand.
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✨ Startup of the week: Nullker
Conscious Choices…There are various ways to live a more conscious lifestyle. You could reduce your meat consumption, adopt a car-free lifestyle, or put your money in a more sustainable bank. But these options require making some lifestyle changes, which can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Planet Positive…There is an easier way to begin this journey: by supporting projects that are making a positive impact on the planet. There are thousands of such impactful projects worldwide that require financial support to operate and grow. Every dollar counts for them. But how can you find these projects? That's where Nullker comes in.
Nullker serves as a hub for environmental initiatives from around the world.
These initiatives range from tree planting to waste management.
You can sign up for free on the platform and make a one-time donation, or set up a monthly payment to support the project of your choice.
A Win-Win Solution…But wait, that's not all! There's an incentive for you to do so. In exchange for contributions, you can receive gifts or discounts on groceries, courses, and other products. It's a fantastic way to help the planet while saving money! Additionally, Nullker offers a B2B subscription model for businesses, enabling them to offset their ecological footprint.
✅ Brands that sustainably stand out
🇳🇱 Airpaq- Bags from seat belts and air bags
🇮🇳 Arani Ecosteps- A plastic-free store for personal care and household products
🇪🇸 Cafide- Planet-friendly pet products made from upcycled material and vegan leather
🇨🇦 ChopValue- Furniture made from discarded chopsticks
🇺🇸 Mill- A kitchen bin that converts kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich food grounds for chickens
Engage with hundreds of sustainable brands like these by upgrading to a paid subscription. It comes with access to a database of planet-friendly brands from across the world.
😹 Some Good News
France's Electric Mobility Initiative Sparks Accessibility🔋 France's government-backed social leasing initiative is making electric mobility more accessible. Low-income families can lease the new Citroen e-C3 for as little as €54 per month without a down payment. Eligibility requires residency in France, an annual income of up to €15,400, and living at least 15 km away from the workplace.
Amazon Deforestation Dwindles 🔽 Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell nearly 50% in 2023 and it has been the lowest in five years. This aligns well with new President Lula da Silva’s aim to end deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 2030.
Google Maps Charges Up Electric Vehicle Confidence with New Battery Level Feature 🛣️ Google Maps now has a "charge-ometer" feature that integrates with some car batteries. It shows you the battery level at your destination, helping to alleviate the fear of running out of charge on an electric vehicle. Time to drive with confidence and power up your journey!
🌎 3 ways I can help you
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