Eco-tourism meets Motel 6


Sigh. Christine gets to write about Center Parcs hidden among the trees and we get to write about Motel 6. It is a challenge to put a roadside drive-n motel in the eco-travel category but behind that tacky awning is Accor's impressive "Earth Guest" initiative that includes:

-a 65 point environmental checklist for employees;
-organic food in the hotel restaurants with 10% of sales donated to second harvest;
-employee mini organic herb gardens;
-battery and fluorescent bulb recycling;
-ozone machines on washers to wash linens in cold water;
-use of Ecolab cleaning products;
-energy and water management programs;
-elimination of all incandescent bulbs.

Accor operates 4,000 hotels with 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, so adding up all those little steps has a huge impact. ::Accor Hotels via ::Sustainable is Good

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