Be a Changemaker
What to look for in sustainable accommodation?
One aspect of sustainability that the Zenbird team often juggle with is the question, “What makes this hotel or guesthouse sustainable?” We discussed this before about what ethical consumption is, and sustainability can become subjective.
On the other hand, that variation gives us choice!
If you are interested in zero waste, there are hotels for your waste-less stay. If you care more about clean energy, there are accommodations for your carbon footprint free travel. In fact, sometimes many of these hotels cover more than one area. Let’s look at some of them!
Hotels with renewable energy
These establishments aren’t simply places to rest your head; they are sanctuaries that encourage thoughtful engagement with our planet. Utilizing solar, wind, or other renewable resources, they serve as symbols of how we can coexist gracefully with nature.
This isn’t just about reducing carbon footprints or combating climate change—important as those missions are. It’s also about the subtle, psychological benefits that come from aligning one’s actions with one’s principles. For many travelers, staying in a renewable-energy hotel amplifies the sense of internal peace and purpose, making the journey not just a physical relocation, but a meaningful voyage toward a more thoughtful way of living.
Alignment with values
Choosing a renewable-energy hotel enriches travel experiences by aligning accommodations with personal values of sustainability and ethical responsibility.
Reduced carbon footprint
Guests can vacation guilt-free, knowing their stay actively minimizes environmental impact by cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.
Innovation and experience
Making other’s lives better
Social good hotels
When a hotel engages in local community upliftment, whether it’s by employing local staff, sourcing local produce, or supporting indigenous crafts, it not only boosts the regional economy but also adds layers of authenticity and richness to the guest’s experience. For many consumers, the idea of “travel with a purpose” is becoming increasingly important.
These socially responsible hotels allow guests to invest in the welfare of the communities they visit, turning travel into a mutually beneficial exchange rather than a one-sided consumer activity
Opportunity for an authentic experience
Shift towards purposeful travel
For a circular economy
In a world grappling with overconsumption and waste, hotels that embrace the circular economy offer a transformative experience that aligns with the growing concern for sustainability. By adopting practices such as zero-waste, upcycling, and resource recovery, these hotels show that economic prosperity and ecological balance can coexist. For consumers, the appeal is manifold.
First, there’s the intrinsic satisfaction of knowing that their travel choices are contributing to a future where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. This aligns with a broader ethical lifestyle that many are striving for, making each stay feel like a meaningful action toward sustainability.
Secondly, circular hotels often exhibit ingenuity in design and operations, providing a unique, eye-opening experience for guests. From repurposed furniture to zero-waste toiletries, every detail becomes an educational opportunity, enriching the guest’s understanding of what a sustainable future could look like.
Consumption that makes you empathic
Often unique experiences!
Living a vision for the future
Interested in an ebook about sustainability?
We plan to compile changemaking actions into an ebook, so that anyone can download it and use it to be a change maker for a better world!
Register on our wait list, and we will email you when the ebook is ready.