The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At Hotel 41, recently awarded Best Green Hotel By Condé Nast Johansens 2018, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.
These vary from large-scale initiatives – such as a clear policy on recycling, installing solar panels to provide energy and dimmer switches to conserve it, and finding ways to reuse waste water for flushing toilets and watering plants – to apparently trivial responses like reusing scrap paper as notepaper. We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the team, is at the heart of everything we do.
Here at 41 we take the issue of sustainable tourism very seriously. Therefore we have our own designated green team to think of new green initiatives in our quarterly meetings. The green team also ensure that the initiatives are being followed by all members of staff.
One of the most notable green initiatives unique to us is our living wall. The wall stands at 350 square metres with a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants. It has many environmental benefits from creating a cleaner air quality to being a home for wildlife, as well as giving some green life to London. Of course we also follow a selection of other sustainable initiatives on a day to day basis and we are always thinking of new innovative ideas for the future.
Our green initiatives are all supported and encouraged by Red Carnation Hotels, as a family run brand they are committed to acting sustainably. Red Carnation have reached a number of green milestones and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to charities such as Great Ormand Street Hospital and The Starlight Foundation.