VICTORIA — The Inn at Laurel Point in B.C. is commemorating Earth Day, April 22, by offering guests an eco package that includes a night’s stay, hemp bed linens, complimentary local wine, organic chocolates and a potted plant.

Ian Powell, GM of Inn at Laurel Point, says his hotel takes its carbon footprint seriously. “We’re working towards a greener future by taking such actions as achieving carbon-neutral status and offsetting guest-generated emissions; offering Ocean Wise, organic and locally sourced menu items in our on-site restaurant; and heating and cooling the hotel with the aid of hydrothermal technology,” said the GM.

The Inn has also issued a garbage challenge to other local businesses on Earth Day. A Golden Garbage Award will be given to the business that collects the most trash in an hour.

Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. More than six million Canadians join 1 billion people in more than 170 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues.


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