Make a Green Choice allows guests to take a more active role in preserving natural resources during their stay.
Guests at selected Starwood Legacy Hotels & Resorts can choose to decline daily housekeeping services, helping to save both water and energy.
In return, guests can choose a reward and one of these is a donation on their behalf to UNICEF Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects. This will help UNICEF provide clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for children and families across Africa and the Middle East.
Since Make a Green Choice launched in 2013, guests have supported UNICEF’s work helping children cope with the effects of climate change. An example of this type of project is the cyclone resistant schools programme in Madagascar. Not only do the schools provide a safe place for the whole community to shelter in during a cyclone, they also mean that children’s education is not put on hold after a cyclone hits.