Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
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PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 05 October 2018 Fraser Whieldon The VClean Life dry cleaning machines, from Harpenden entrepreneur Nick Harris, have been installed at Epping station in London. Picture: Effloresce. Archant It’s an idea straight out of Dragons’ Den! A Harpenden entrepreneur has introduced what he calls the first green dry cleaning machines to the UK. Users of the VClean dry cleaning machines use QR codes to deposit their clothes. Picture: Effloresce.Nick Harris’ company VClean Life has installed drop-and-go vending machines at Epping station where people deposit clothes to be cleaned using biodegradable soap and collect them 24 hours later.Nick said: “We are transforming the dirty dry cleaning sector, by making green cleaning accessible with VDrop machines now hitting the high street. There is nothing else like this on the market. In just 24 hours customers will receive a premium service at … [Read more...] about Harpenden entrepreneur introduces green dry cleaning machines to UK
opinion Melissa Sargent and Ahmina Maxey Published 10:53 PM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Over the next three years, Detroiters will have a great chance to win a decades-old battle with a Goliath of a foe, a chance to win a healthier community, cleaner jobs, and a just transition to a clean energy future. That Goliath is the incinerator run by the corporation misnamed Detroit Renewable Power (DRP). The incinerator doesn’t produce energy from solar or wind but from burning garbage and poisoning the air. In 2021, the cxity of Detroit’s land contract with incinerator operators DRP is up for renewal. Between now and then, Detroiters are working to claim their right to clean air by shutting down the incinerator and changing the way the city deals with waste. Last week, we joined our fellow community members at a hearing to discuss the impacts that the incinerator has had on our lives over the past decades. This positive momentum was undeniable in the hearing room, where more than 70 … [Read more...] about Opinion: Detroiters have a right to clean air
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT NEW RIEGEL, Ohio — We are led to believe that the fictional Madge and Gladys types could be sitting at the regionally-famous local café here, discussing Seneca County politics. They fawn all over two county commissioners who are supporting the wind turbine project that would spread more than 80 towers across the farmland to the east, with a potentially devastating impact on bats, bald eagles, migratory birds, and the rural landscape. The duo chatter on about the wind business bringing “millions in new revenue to our county” and being a boon to schools, roads, and construction jobs. Then the sludge barrel is opened, and the spin machine is set to turbo. Commissioner Mike Kerschner, a Republican who opposes the current arrangement with wind energy companies, then gets blasted by the pair of apron-wearing, county fair pie-baking mavens. “I guess Kerschner is against good jobs, better … [Read more...] about It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty
One man's brilliant idea to transform a disused phone box into a coffee shop in Hounslow has landed him in hot water with the council. 51-year-old entrepreneur Mustafa Mehmet was born and raised in London and has "worked in the catering game" his whole life. He comes from a family of street traders and started off selling hot dogs and burgers from barrows in the West End before heading up a large canteen for Tideway employees in Fulham. Mr Mehmet has had an tricycle which he sells ice creams from in Hammersmith Broadway for years but his latest project has seen him turn an abandoned red phone box in Turnham Green into a compact coffee bar. While residents and costumers are pleased to see the iconic red box on the corner of Chiswick High Road and Town Hall Avenue put to use, Mr Mehmet claims Hounslow Council have told him he's breaking the law. Read More What's been happening in west London? Speaking to getwestlondon Mr Mehmet said: "A friend mentioned he'd seen a phone box used … [Read more...] about A disused Turnham Green phone box is now a coffee shop