A plant based hotel reduces carbon emissions by twenty tonnes each year

Few things affect the environment as much as animal agriculture. It is estimated by the WHO that animal farming is now contributing as much to global warming as all cars, buses, trains, boats and planes put together. Each person eating an average meat based diet contributes approximately 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year, while someone on a plant based diet contributes much less, namely, only 1.5 tonnes - thus saving one tonne every year.

Therefore it is interesting to see how much a plant based, vegan or vegetarian hotel reduces its carbon emissions each year compared to a regular hotel. Let us take a medium sized hotel with ten double rooms as an example, with full occupancy throughout the year. A hotel of this size saves 20 tonnes of carbon emissions compared to a hotel serving meat based meals.

This is a significant reduction, and even without doing anything else, a plant based hotel will emit much less carbon dioxide than a regular hotel claiming to be Eco friendly. For example, installing a typical 3000 kWh solar panel system is estimated to save about 0.9 tonnes of carbon each year, which is less than the impact one person makes on a plant based diet.

Finally, how far would you be able to drive to emit 20 tonnes of carbon? Five and a half rounds around the world!

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Save the planet - Stay in a plant based hotel!

Staying in a vegetarian or vegan hotel is not only kind to the animals and to your health - It's also one of the best ways to spend your vacation if you want to minimize your environmental impact. According to the WHO, a person eating a vegan diet reduces his or her carbon emissions by 1000 kilos each year, while a vegetarian reduces the footprint by 800 kilos.

This means that by staying one week in any of the vegan hotels found on our website, you are reducing your carbon footprint by approximately 19 kilos compared to if you would have stayed in a regular hotel. That's not too bad!

What does 19 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions look like? Let's imagine that you are driving a Toyota Prius Hybrid, then you would be able to drive it for 211 km to use up your savings, and all this by eating delicious plant based foods for only a week. 

In addition to this, many of the hotels on our site also use additional Eco friendly approaches, such as serving organic food, using environmentally friendly cleaning products or generating electricity from the sun.

Save the planet, let your next vacation be plant based!

 

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