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We are climate positive

With an overnight stay at the Creativhotel Luise something is actively done against climate change. Because of our climate-positive manner, the guest has bound more CO2 than he caused by his overnight stay. That’s great! And you can feel a little like a superhero!

The Creativhotel is a climate hotel and certified climate positive by Viabono. We analyse, calculate and fully compensate our carbon footprint. For example, we calculate the travel routes of our employees, the cut flowers on our tables and much more. So that we really don’t overlook anything, we play it safe and add a risk surcharge of 20%. And we then overcompensate for this value with an additional 10%. Pretty complicated? Sure! But it doesn’t even stop there.

  • Calculated CO2 emission 100%
  • CO2 emission with risk surcharge 20%
  • CO2 emission with risk surcharge and a overcompensation of 10%

We are very committed to the region, only have permanent employees and rely on regional and organically certified food. For us, sustainability is not a trendy word. Sustainability is what drives us – and has been for over 30 years.

Long story short: An overnight stay with us is not only damage limitation, but is an active contribution to treating your fellow human beings fairly and making the world a little more suitable for granddaughters.

Why not climate neutral? Why climate positive?

“We are carbon neutral,” is written on more and more products and websites. But what does it exactly mean? And why is the Creativhotel Luise climate-positive and not climate-neutral?

Every company can create a carbon footprint for the whole company or for a product. But footprint is not just footprint. You can determine the extent of the footprint yourself. While some only analyze electricity and thermal energy, others include the vehicle fleet or even the liters of coffee drunk from the office. Unfortunately, there is often no real comparability. However, it is important to keep the footprint as small as possible from the outset. Because even an oil company could be climate-neutral if it plants enough trees.

Making your actions climate-neutral is a step in absolutely the right direction. But it just means you’re a zero figure. You neutralize your bad actions (in this case CO2 emissions), but you are not actively doing something good for the environment. You’re just neutral. We claim that our existence has not been in vain, we want to actively leave a positive footprint and impression. We want to improve the climate – for us and future generations. That’s why we are climate positive – we bind more CO2 than we generate.

As the Creativhotel Luise, we have been completely climate-neutral since 2010 and have been the first hotel in Europe to be climate-positive since 2015.

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