It’s not always easy to travel with an awareness of the climate crises.
People who wish to continue exploring the world must do more research in order to avoid being forced to pay too much attention to an emergency.
While you might choose to take a train over a plane, have you ever considered how sustainable your accommodation?
We’re here to help you if you don’t know how.
According to energy comparison website Uswitch, here’s a list with five cities that have the most sustainable hotels worldwide.
Vancouver has 44% of eco-friendly hotels so finding sustainable accommodation is easy.
It’s not surprising that Vancouver is ranked this high, having been voted the most green city in the world last year. Vancouver is praised for its efforts in reducing its carbon footprint, and for increasing recycling rates from 40% to 60% within a decade.
Its hotels are big on recycling, including the Fairmont Waterfront, a five-star hotel.
The hotel overlooks Vancouver’s harbour. It is also home to 250,000 honeybees.
If you don’t have the means to travel to another part of the globe, it’s not a problem. The second largest city with sustainable hotels is located right here in Europe.
Stockholm, which aims to become a zero-carbon city by 2040 is already a leader in sustainable development and one of Europe’s greenest cities.
Booking.com has awarded the Sustainable Badge to more than 40% of its 216 hotels.
It’s worth noting the Elite Eden Park Hotel as one of the first lodgings to receive the title of ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ in Sweden’s capital.
In an effort to encourage guests and other green-friendly transport options, the hotel recently installed charging stations for electric vehicles in its parking lot.
Canada is a country that does a lot of sustainable hotels, so we have to give credit to them.
Toronto’s eco-friendly hotels account for 25% of all hotels. For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, the zero-waste 1 hotel in Toronto is a great choice. It has a pledge of saving 85 percent of its waste from landfills. The hotel’s food comes entirely from local farmers located within 100km of the building.
The hotel’s exterior and interior are both made from repurposed Elmwood taken from dismantled barns.
You are probably already starting to see a pattern.
Calgary hotels account for more than 23 percent of sustainable hotels. They work hard to recycle, use local products, and save energy.
Le Germain Hotel has switched to geothermal heating to reduce energy consumption.
We promise this is the last Canadian one.
Edmonton, Canada’s fourth-ranked city, has over 22% of its hotels designated as eco-friendly.
It is widely considered to be the most sustainable city in the country.
Other options are available.
The top five cities in South Africa are Pakistan’s Lahore and Colombia’s Medellin, Bogota, Ekurhuleni, and Bogota.
We warn you if you want to stay in Europe: Munich is the 14th-ranked city.
This could be a great excuse to take a long-overdue vacation outside of the continent.