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Considerate Hoteliers new Monthly News Bulletin for members
Inspired to continue along your road of considerate living, business management and hotel keeping. We have decided to dive into a specific topic each month in order to deliver interesting in-depth stories with entertaining anecdotes and jaw-dropping facts. We will portray some wonderful case studies, talk about great solutions for challenges within these areas and interview charismatic personalities to share their opinions with us.
August 2014: Beekeeing, Live Walls, Roof Gardens and Biodiversity
By Zé Sandell According to the UN, industrialisation and population growth have seen global freshwater withdrawal tripling in the last 50 years. According to the Water Footprint Network, water scarcity affects 2.7bn people for at least one month each year, and the OECD predicts that by 2030, 47% of the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress.
By Chris Burgess In 2002 former US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, famously said, “Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones”.
By John Firrell. I always considered the purpose of a blog was to record someone's thinking during a particular period of time - a record of their day so to speak, or perhaps a week. On the face of it that sounds pretty boring, but I guess it depends what your day or week is made up of. My blog is very firmly rooted in the season we are in - that would be summer. With summer comes (hopefully) sunshine, warmth to grow the cereals in the fields, warmth to grow the flowers, encouraging new life of flora and fauna, bees and butterflies, it encourages outdoor pursuits and it contributes to a general feeling of well-being. There is a line at the end of a famous poem "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" by Rupert Brooke which conjures up a glorious sense of summer - "Stands the clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?"
by Noemi Castro Batista & Xenia Hohenlohe
“Does it pay for business to boost sustainability? Corporate sustainability is essential to the long-term prosperity of global companies”. A powerful question on a CEO’s agenda. Well, some big players must have been convinced by climate change gurus, as we would nowadays not be reading deadlines such as: