This September sees the launch of the Hotels Environment Action Month (HEAM). Set up by the…
This September sees the launch of the Hotels Environment Action Month (HEAM). Set up by the International Hotels Environment Initiative (IHEI), the month will consist of a programme of events taking place in hotels across the globe in a bid to raise environmental awareness among guests, staff and the public.
The primary objective of HEAM is to build awareness of environmental and social issues that face each region. To achieve this, the month hopes to inspire hotels to get their staff, guests and local communities involved in various activities during the month. This will not only communicate the need for responsible tourism but also demonstrate the practical and innovative action already being taken by hotels around the world.
Proposed activities include:
- Photographic and art competitions by staff and local schools illustrating subjects such as local environmental subjects, environmental travel, the world`s cultural and biological diversity, etc.
- Neighborhood clean-up campaign by hotel staff.
- Supporting fair-trade and environmental produce by offering environmental menus.
- Running a special energy saving campaign among staff.
- Support September 22nd`s `Car free day` which encourage staff to leave their car at home.
- Back- and/or front-of-house guest tours highlighting a hotel`s environmental features (eg. energy saving/ waste management).
- And more…
The International Hotel Environment Initiative (IHEI) is a not-for-profit programme developed by the international hotel industry for the benefit of all hotels and the environment. Our aim is to promote the benefits of environmental management as an integral part of running a successful, efficient hotel business.
The IHEI is a programme of The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) of which HRH the Prince of Wales is President. IHEI now represents more than 8,000 hotels around the world and over one million hotel rooms.
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