Be a green guest

A study conducted by Starwood Hotels and Resorts found that most people drop their eco-friendly habits when they are in a hotel. They want their beddings and towels changed daily and are more likely to keep the lights on. On a trip to Singapore in 2002, Lynn and I found out that because of its geography and meager water resources, the city-state had to import water from Malaysia. We stayed at the Oxford Hotel and found signs in the room encouraging water conservation. That was probably the first time I ever thought about how much water is wasted by long showers, by changing sheets and towels everyday, even how much cleaning solutions are released into the environment by this practice. If you stay hospitable to the environment, then Mother Earth can hopefully stay hospitable to us for many years to come.

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