We are very concerned about our carbon footprint. The UN just put out a report stating that we have 12 years to save us and the planet.
I would love to see AirBnb start a 5 star Green rating.
For the host-
do they recycle?
Use LED lighting?
Provide non-plastic garbage bags?
Use reusable shampoo/conditioner/liquid soap containers?
For the guest-
Did they recycle?
Turn off lights or turn down A/C?
Use bikes, public transportation or an electric car?
Provide a link to CO2 buy back to make air travel carbon neutral.
Something so that as an Airbnb community, we can try to lesson our carbon footprint.
Hope others would be interested...
Hi, we sure do explain while do the paper work and passports my husband shows them around and he is English he runs through how to use A/C we did recently make some intructions A4 we leave lying around for them to read also,
The islands are being eroded by the tourist $ one day we will have no coral there will be no marine life left,
Any thanks for your reply
Merry Christmas to everybody
All excellent ideas. I could see many of these options @Marcelle10 gave could be features hosts select (LED Lights, Recycle, Compost, Re-usable Containers [non-individual sized], Smart Thermostat, non-plastic, etc.).
I could also see options for eco-fiendly upon host review process. Many times I come to the house with lights left on. We even have people that stay in our home leave bedroom or bathroom lights on when they leave the house for dinner. I had no idea that was a thing people did--as my family taught me to turn lights off when leaving a room (especially a home). Many times our guests leave bathroom lights on (which I try to mitigate with night lights), garage lights, kitchen, etc.
Also if you'd find non-toxic cleaning supplies feature (or any feature helpful) I suggest you submit it to AirBnB via feedback. Please see post here for template:
I have been thinking this, too. It would be nice if guests could isolate those who are using environmentally conscious practices in their search and have a rating system. I hope this is a next priority!