The latest news on Discovery Hostel and Rio de Janeiro
Now is an even more critical time for everyone to make their small contribution to creating a better world. When many things seem to be in question and lie in the balance, it is up to each one of us to make the effort for a sustainable future.
This year has brought Brazil record high temperatures reuslting in wide-spread drought in all of the country. The threat of dipletion of precious drinking water looms in the near future. The government gets ready for water rationing over the next year - but we will not wait for them to step in. Discovery Hostel has changed their shower heads to more effitienct water-saving heads that can use 25% less water than your average shower head while still giving the great satisfaction of a high pressured hot-water shower. We have also placed signage in every shower informing our guests of the importance to think of the environment and their consumption of water. Our hopes is if more places like ours can cut down on their use of water then we can make a small controbution to preventing rationing that could effect millions of people through out Rio de Janeiro.
We provide the resources now to separate and recycle reusuable goods.
We have placed light motionsensors in all of our bathrooms to cut down on our use of electricity. No longer will light be left on unnecessarly. Do your part by turning off your personal lights at your bed or unplugging phones or laptops that are fully charged.