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“GOING GREEN”

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CONTENT

1.Introduction………………………………………………………. 3

2.“Going Green”4
2.1.Description4
2.2.Happenings4

3.Hotel’s standpoint5
3.1.“Going Green” in the Hospitality Industry5
3.2.“LEED” Certificate5
3.3.Examples of Change5

4.Acting7
4.1 Advantages7
4.2 Disadvantages7

5. Conclusion…………………………………………..……………… 8

6.Reference List………………………………………………..….. 9
6.1 Internet………………………………………………………………………………….………………9
6.2 Book……………………………………………………………………….……………………………..9
6.3 Pictures………………………………………………………………………………….………….…10

1. Introduction

Environmental problems affect everyone on the planet. “Nowadays, the theme “Going Green” should be understandable for everyone all over the world. Human beings have to think more about their daily acting’s than several years ago because the resources are getting exhausted and the pollution worse. However, people know these facts but still many of them do not change their habits and that is a huge problem for this and future generation.

“Going Green” is a general topic and contains many different explanation, opinions, examples and businesses. Further there is only one goal to achieve for everyone namely to save the world from the pollution by changing the way of living.

In this report we are concerned about the theme “Going Green” in Hotels. What they have to think about and how they act to change their bad habits about pollution. What are the advantages and disadvantages out of going green for hotels?

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2. “Going Green”

3.1. Description

“Going Green” is a popular term used to describe the process of changing one’s lifestyle for the safety and benefit of the environment.” (D.Grossman, 2006) Nowadays, there are quite a few laws, which contain the going green factor that means human being cannot use has much resources as they want.

3.2. Happenings
There is a huge amount of information about “Going Green” on the World Wide Web, in books, magazine, reports and document shows. There are current new information available and people have to be more aware about it.

One young child from Germany got what many politicians wish to achieve, namely he got the attention from many important people from all over the world by creating a going green company called: “Plant For The Planet”. The aim of the company is to plant in each country over one billion trees to create in the world a CO2 compensation and their slogan to reach that aim is: “Stop Talking Start Planting”. Everyone can be a part of the community and support the world by going green. (Finkbeiner, 2007)

However, is this just an example of one of many communities, which wants to get people start thinking and acting in a green way.

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3. Hotel’s standpoint
4.3. “Going Green” in the Hospitality Industry

Going Green” is a big hospitality trend since 2010 within the hotel industry.” The amount of hotels increases, which are build with environmental concerns in mind. (Angelo R.M. & Vladimir A.N. 2011). The hotels are often built, that “guests enjoy their holiday without even knowing that they are practicing ecotourism”. (Christian Romano, 2012) However, not only the tangible subjects are to look at. The attitude and acting of the guests, staff and managers are of particular importance to reach the aim being a green hotel.

4.4. “LEED” Certificate

The hotels, which change their lifestyle to more environmental issues, can achieve a “LEED” (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate. (Angelo R.M. & Vladimir A.N., 2011). The goal of the certificate is to encourage the movement through the hotel industry and as well to let the guests, staff and manager start to think more about their waste. This certificate should be getting reachable for all hotels in the next several years.

4.5. Examples of Change

All over the world the...
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