SDG 13 – Climate action
We don’t all have to save the world—but we should all try! Goal 13 takes aim at integrating climate change measures into policies and planning. It also seeks to provide global citizen education on climate change matters and to ensure that climate change is taken into consideration in the global decision-making process.
What we’re doing
Our hotel is aware of the catastrophic impact of climate change on both people and nature around the world. To this end, all of our endeavours have a singular mission: to evaluate the impact and consequence of all of our decisions and actions so that we can keep our ecological footprint to an absolute minimum. We have already spoken about how we generate the energy we consume.
That not only makes us proud, but it makes a significant contribution to protecting the climate. Another thing we’re proud of is our coffee. Why? Well, for starters you can also enjoy a clear conscience with milk and sugar. Our coffee from Brigantes is shipped sustainably by sea to Europe and of course, is both Fairtrade and organic certified. It’s a coffee and a project that are both to our taste and which help us take a bit of the wind out of climate change’s sails. Cleaning is an area in our industry that is neglected and resource-intensive. We, however, only use biodegradable cleaning products combined with reusable microfiber towels. The towels and bed linens are only changed when our guests explicitly ask them to be. Using a wooden card expressly for this purpose, guests can communicate to us that they would like their linens to be changed. This helps us not only conserve the resources of our planet, but also those of our team. It really does make a difference if linens are changed or if the bed just needs to be remade. Regarding our office work, going paperless is our current objective. We only print out things that absolutely need to be. Another statement we make annually is our participation in Earth Hour, which typically takes place in mid-March. Private individuals and companies turn off their lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM to cast “light” on a healthy planet and climate protection.
SDG 13 comes to life in room 210. Here, it’s our mission to show how vital climate protection is, especially given how little is being done. The thermal restoration of buildings is an important measure, which is why the headboard is made with a sustainable insulating material—hemp. The upper part of the headboard contains a hemp facade from Austrian company Capatect. The radio nightstand serves to motivate us to remain active in order to ensure that there is good news to be had in the future regarding climate change. The LED lights on the bast fibre string are a good start. A standing lamp and the shelves were intentionally crafted using old bike parts, because going by bike instead of by car is a major contribution to climate protection—same goes for the lampshade in the antechamber! Another important issue is preserving our rain forests, which is why one chair is made from jungle plants. Take a seat and make yourself comfortable. Preserving our forests and retaining their ecological balance is an important foundation for protecting the climate. That’s also why we decided to use antlers for several of our towel holders and drawer knobs. The numerous rain forest signs serve to remind us that proper conduct in the forest and when hiking also helps protect the climate. Not only with regard to the waste you leave behind, but scaring off animals by screaming loudly is a topic in need of amplification.