Promoting Green Travel: ‘Do Not Disturb’ Campaign

Posted on April 18, 2012 by

With Earth Day quickly approaching, our friends over at have launched an environmental campaign in a bid to do their part for our Mother Earth! This campaign aims to raise awareness and motivate travelers to make a change by taking most hotels’  linen and towel reuse program a step further. By leaving the “do not disturb” sign and opting out of housekeeping service, hotel guests can help save over 6,000 gallons of water each month for an average 150-room hotel. If the campaign reaches their goal of 10,000 participants, the benefits would be massive.

As an added bonus one participant in the “Do Not Disturb” campaign will be chosen at random to receive a complimentary stay in a certified green hotel. To join the campaign, follow the instructions on this page. Below is an infographic to show how this campaign can help reduce our carbon footprint.

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Infographics courtesy of

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

One Response to “Promoting Green Travel: ‘Do Not Disturb’ Campaign”

  1. Barbara April 19, 2012 12:48 am #

    Wow! I'm really glad to know this and see the numbers visually. I always thought that hotels were a terrible strain on the earth. I think people go to hotels just so that they can splurge and drain the environment in a carefree manner. I'm definitely going to be more aware the next time I stay at a hotel! Thanks!

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