Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hotel industry adopts greener outlook for future (Taiwan Journal)

As concern about climate change grows, an increasing number of travelers are trying to reduce the environmental impact their journeys have on the world. Some people purchase carbon offsets - certificates representing a reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions - and a few even eschew planes for forms of transportation that have less of an impact on the environment, such as the train.

Others choose to stay in eco-friendly hotels. This option is becoming much more feasible in Taiwan, thanks to trends in the lodging industry and a recent Environmental Protection Administration campaign to highlight Taiwan's greenest hotels. The EPA's 2008 National Eco-friendly Hotel and Business Group Competition attracted 43,000 online participants over a period of two months...

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1 comment:

fiLi - 安斐理 said...

Interesting concept. I haven't come across this before...

Sounds like a good step in the right direction...