SDG 15 – Life on Land
What’s the best recharging station for the soul? NATURE! Let’s all be good stewards and be conscious of how we treat it. Goal 15 supports the creation of a world where human beings live in harmony with nature, where wild fauna and flora, as well as other living things are protected. It supports the sustainable management of our forests, seeks to end deforestation and increases our global efforts to restore our degraded forests. Furthermore, it takes aim at ending the illegal poaching and trafficking of protected species.
What we’re doing
Did you know that Vienna is not only the most livable but also the greenest city on the planet? In the spring of 2020, our city won this award and we can confirm that the green areas scattered about Vienna make significant contributions to our overall wellbeing. From the Wiener Wald and the Biosphärenpark Lobau to the Donauinsel—they are all readily accessible via public transportation. They are not only local recreation areas for residents of Vienna, but also provide habitat to countless plants and animals right in the middle of the city. Did you also know that bee honey made in the city is better for you because there are no pesticides used? We have a passion in our hearts—and honey on our roof. On our lavender rooftop, we run another hotel with thousands of guests who are all busy as bees! Our flying friends are abuzz with excitement over the enchanting scent and bewitching view of our lavender roof. They pay for their stay with their divine honey, which you can try at our organic breakfast. In 2019, our bees produced 95kg of honey. Our breakfast buffet has something to everyone’s taste to start the day off right. The amount of plant-based items on offer is already very high, and in 2020 we started our “Plant-based Fridays” and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
SDG 15 comes to life in room 302. Here we focused on items representing the protection of our ecosystems. The wood from the nightstand comes from a tree that was once in a Vienna garden. Same goes for the branch that acts are a closet. The kitchen drawers mounted on the old wood are there for you to place your garments. The suitcase stand was made from an old crate from the 1940s, which was a transport crate originally. The wardrobe used to be a woodshed. The ceiling and standing lamps are made from a birdcage, both of which should always be open. If you happen to find the door to the brown cage closed, please open it. We don’t want any of our birds caged. The window above the bed provides a fantastic view of nature and its many animals, all of which—naturally—are made of wood. In the bathroom, you will find plaques from meadows and hiking paths, the glass holder next to the sink was fashioned from the aforementioned tree and the toilet paper holder is made from a bicycle rack. Whenever you put on makeup, we recommend taking a look at our vanity mirror which was made from an old wooden tennis racket. The curtain is in reference to another sustainability goal that we still need to reach. It is our deeply held conviction that every individual can make a meaningful contribution to incorporate many of these goals in their daily activities. Which contributions can you make?