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Sustainable Travel - Why Should You Travel Green?

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL FOUR PILLARS HOTELS Why should you travel green? The travel and tourism industry has a huge impact on the environment and the overall output of greenhouse gases emitted every year. Our consumption of the earth's natural resources is at a rate of 25% greater than our planets' ability to replenish them and to sustain life on earth... What impact are we having on the environment? Global emissions of Or on average carbon dioxide 1.9% have risen by 106% per year, since 1971 CO2 emissions were at their highest ever 2011 In recorded level in UK net emissions of 2011 carbon dioxide were estimated to be 31.6 456.3 billion metric tons million tons (34.83 billion tons) What impact does the travel industry have? Tourism is responsible for about 5% of global C02 emissions The transport sector, including air, car and rail, generates the largest proportion of this, with 75% of all emissions and contributes to 4.6% of global warming The average hotel stay results in carbon emissions of 29.53kg of C02 2 People flying within Europe will generate circa 1 ton of carbon One long-haul return flight can produce more CO2 per passenger than the average UK motorist in 1 year 2 people flying to Australia return will generate circa 7 tons of carbon Air travel is considered the main tourism contributor to global warming: It's responsible for 40% of the total carbon emissions caused by this sector, while coach and rail contribute 13% Reduce your carbon footprint when travelling / Choose an airline or hotel who gives you the chance to offset your carbon footprint when booking - donate and you will have a tree planted on your behalf. Treat hotel room like it's your your own house - Turn the lights and air conditioning off leave. you when / Avoid air travel where possible; opt for the train Dont hire a car whilst on holiday - use a bike or walk instead Use rechargeable gadgets or even better a solar powered battery charger Holiday closer to home If you are travelling by air make a practice of booking flights with airlines that recycle waste from food, beverages and paper Support the local Community you're wisiting by purchasing food/goods from local suppliers CARBON Four Pillars aim to promote achievable ways of reducing the C02 footprint and each of their 6 hotels were recently presented with a Silver Green Tourism Green Tourism Business Award. Guests of Four Pillars are also able to offset their carbon FOOT footprint of their stay – for a small donation you will have a tree planted on your behalf, which will offset approximately 1 ton of carbon emissions in its lifetime. SILVER ----- PRINT ------- Web: www.four-pillars.co.uk/ Tel: 0800 374 692 | Email: enquiries@four-pillars.co.uk Four Pillars Hotels, Olney House, Ducklington Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4EX References: VisitBritain | OECD | Thompson Reuters | Department of Energy and Climate Change Sustainable Development of Tourism | Responsible Travel | OxTreeGen Contact

Sustainable Travel - Why Should You Travel Green?

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The travel and tourism industry has a huge impact on the environment and the overall output of greenhouse gases emitted every year. Our consumption of the earth’s natural resources is at a rate of 2...

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