Ninety-two tourism projects from every part of the country and covering a wide range of topics were submitted to the jury of this year's MILESTONE Tourism Prize for Switzerland. The jury nominated three projects for the Environment Award, and the climate project by Hotel Courtyard and myclimate in Zurich North is one of them. MILESTONE is seen as the most important award within the Swiss tourism industry, and recognises outstanding and innovative products and services. The awards ceremony will take place on 13th November in the Kursaal in Bern. Hotel Courtyard uses a variety of measures to keep emissions that impact the environment to an absolute minimum. In July 2011, Courtyard took another massive step forward by offering the myclimate Climate Package for a surcharge. Guests can now protect the climate in two ways: firstly by supporting the ongoing KlimaLokal initiative, where the goal is to work with Zurich North residents to measurably save CO₂, and secondly by enjoying a climate-neutral overnight stay, where any emissions generated are offset in a climate protection project in Malawi. Three thousand packages have already been bought since the launch last year.