Carbon offset program for hotel guests
Coast Hotels & Resorts has launched a programme so that guests staying at any of the Canadian chain’s 17 participating properties can voluntarily offset harmful greenhouse gas emissions from their hotel stay by purchasing carbon credits in eco-friendly projects.
Coast Hotels & Resorts is inviting guests to add $1 per day to their room bill to purchase carbon credits equivalent to one night’s stay at the hotel.
Members of Coast Hotels & Resorts’ loyalty program have the option of reducing their environmental footprint by redeeming 25 Coast Rewards points to purchase enough carbon credits to offset each night’s stay.
Coast Hotels & Resorts has purchased carbon credits from Pacific Carbon Trust, a Crown Corporation established by the British Columbia Government in Canada to deliver locally based greenhouse gas offsets. On the hotel chain’s behalf, Pacific Carbon Trust will apply these carbon credit payments to purchase carbon offsets from emission-reducing fuel switching and energy efficiency projects in the region.