I was travelling for business recently and struggled with living sustainably out of a hotel room – I had some successes and some failures. For example, I found a great way to combat purchasing bottled water – refills from the filtered water in the gym rather than the slightly rusty water from the hotel faucet.
Some companies have corporate travel policies that support environmental/social responsibility:
- Preferred rental of hybrid automobiles
- Carbon offset purchasing
- Preference for hotels with green energy/green buildings
Not only should we ourselves create demand with our dollars (and words), but also, we need to encourage our companies to increase their dedication to sustainable travel initiatives.