Climate protection and local engagement instead of costly celebrations

One of the famoust establishments in St. Moritz, the Carlton Hotel, is celebrating its 100th birthday. It is doing so, however, not with great pomp and circumstance but with good ideas and strong dedication to both global and local climate protection.

Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz

For precisely 100 years, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz has been offering its guests all manner of ways to enjoy their time in Engadine. The family that owns the hotel has decided to mark the anniversary not with sumptuous celebrations but by providing financial support to sustainable projects. Among the beneficiaries is a myclimate biogas project in India.

Together with myclimate, the Carlton Hotel has calculated its annual CO₂ output, and this first step is leading to further measures. On the one hand, with climate protection in mind, the decision has been taken to invest in a biogas project in Karnataka in India. The Carlton Hotel is enabling the construction of 100 more systems in the region.

On the other hand, the hotel is placing great emphasis on creating fewer emissions of its own in future and on making hotel operations more environmentally friendly. «In the Tschuggen Hotel Group we not only want to offset the emissions of our hotels but also to avoid or reduce these», says owner Ursula Bechtolsheimer, explaining the hotel group’s strategy for the future. «At the end of the day, our hotels are in the most beautiful places in Switzerland, which should be preserved.»

Furthermore, as part of the anniversary, a regional teaching concept for talent classes at the local school in St. Moritz is being supported.

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