Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hotel Greenwash

You've probably seen these signs, right?

"Save Our Planet".

If you care, hang up your towel and we won't change it! Save millions of gallons of water and detergent!

Well, I faithfully hang up my towel but every day it gets changed anyhow.

I'm not blaming the cleaning staff.  They are probably underpaid and have a lot of work to do without worrying about my eco-sensibilities.

But it's hard to escape the conclusion that the object of the exercise is to make us feel good about how we are doing something for the environment.  Not, uh, actually to do anything...

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