There’s been a lot of talk about climate change for years, but even more so lately. We need to pay more attention to how we treat our earth. And it’s no doubt that companies frequently contribute to pollution! We’re all responsible for our planet, so we’ve chosen to commit to running a more eco-friendly business. As a company, there are a lot of ways we can approach our business in a more environmentally sustainable way.
Airbnb has committed to helping travel grow greener, and we want to do the same.
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because we do regular check-ins on all of Airbnbs, we spend a lot of time driving around the city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Spring we’re taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Catch us around town on the new #shortandsuite bikes! Big thanks to @joemammacycles for helping to make this happen. 🚴♀️
Our Bike Program
This Spring, we partnered with Joe Mamma Cycles to launch our bicycle program. Our team members now cycle from property to property within a neighbourhood when they need to perform check-ins or even for cleaning. This reduces pollution from vehicles. Not only are we reducing our carbon footprint, but we’re contributing to less pollution by supporting local (yes, that makes a difference!).
We’ve installed LED lighting in all of our Airbnbs! LED lights are up to 80% more energy efficient than your average lighting (like fluorescent and incandescent lights). Less energy used means less demand from power plants, and less greenhouse gas emissions.
Turning Off AC and Heat
We always make sure that the air conditioning is off when Airbnbs are vacant. This saves on energy when there are no guests. We also make sure to turn off the heat in the colder months. And of course, when we don’t have guests in an Airbnb, that means lights off!
Supporting local is great for the economy and communities, but did you know that shopping local has environmental benefits, too? When you support local, you’re reducing the amount of travel (and pollution) involved in accessing products. There’s a few reasons we choose to work with local businesses as much as possible, and this is one of them.
Empties on Exit
Our empties on exit program encourages guests to recycle anything they can, especially glass bottles and cans. Designated bins means we can recycle more!
How are you reducing your carbon footprint? If you’re looking for ways to save energy in your Airbnb, contact us for a consultation.