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How you and Discovery Hostel can help the environment...

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.

Here are a few ways that Discovery Hostel is trying to do it's part:

1. Water-saving Shower Heads

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.

2. Recyclables

We provide the resources now to separate and recycle reusuable goods. 

3. Motion Sensors

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.

How can you help save the environment?

  • Save Water! Remember shorters showers not only saves water but in may countries also electricity as they use electrical shower heads to heat the water. 
  • Re-use! Buy sustainable waterbottles and fill them up when you can. Even when you enter the airport, carry your empty water bottle and fill it up at the first water fountain inside. Lots of airports even provide water bottle filling stations.
  • Fix it up! Just because it is broken, does not mean it cannot be repaired. Patch up old clothing to make it truly original, or rock out that hole in your favorite jeans - after all, designers sell them for hundreds of dollars looking pre-warn. Keep the money, and do it yourself. Try fixing things before you throw it away whether it is electronics or apparel, accessories or gear. And if you cant fix it - maybe re-purpose it!
  • Stay concious! At the beach? Pick up some trash and make a small part of the world a cleaner place. Before you leave the house, bring your own water so you don't have to buy one. Simple things can go a long way if you care :)
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Guest Martes, 19 Septiembre 2017