The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is a proud partner of myclimate*, an organization that supports companies doing business in a climate-neutral, sustainable manner. Together with myclimate, we are measuring our annual CO2 emissions and implementing a number of measures to continuously reduce them. In the context of this partnership, our guests now have the opportunity to book their overnight stays with us so that they are completely climate-neutral.
About 53 kg in CO2 emissions are produced per overnight stay at the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern. That is about the same amount emitted by a car driving from Bern to Frankfurt.
A climate protection contribution of just 4 Swiss francs – made on a voluntary basis – guarantees that an overnight stay has a neutral impact on the environment, because this financial support goes to a climate protection project we are supporting in Madagascar that is reducing an equal amount of CO2 from being emitted. The cut in emissions in Madagascar completely compensates for the CO2 emitted here.
In Madagascar, massive amounts of wood are used as fuel to cook, leading to accelerated deforestation and high CO2 emissions. To counter these trends, our project helps finance the production and distribution of efficient, climate-friendly solar cookers, which don’t rely on wood, thus cutting emissions – and sparing the forests. For each stove sold, two trees are saved. In addition to this direct positive impact, the project also ensures that pupils in local schools are being taught about climate-friendly cooking and are thus sensitized to the need to protect their fragile environment.
You can book your climate-neutral overnight stay through our website, or designate your stay as climate-neutral at check-in, with the help of our front office team. We look forward to your help!
* Currently, the non-profit Swiss Climate Protection Foundation myclimate is helping reduce CO2 emissions through more than 80 climate protection projects ongoing in 30 countries. These projects allow renewable energy sources to replace fossil energy sources, implement local measures to increase forest areas, and put in place various energy-efficient technologies.