Valentine’s Day In London
Arguably the most romantic celebration of the year, Valentine’s Day gets us feeling all sentimental and full of appreciation for our other halves. Here’s what we have got planned for the month of love.
29th March 2022
Possibly our most impressive environmental achievement came to fruition over a decade ago in 2009. Our Living Wall covers 329 square metres and the way in which we arrange the plants means we have the equivalent of 16-and-a-half middle-sized trees on the wall. These plants purify the air around us by soaking up greenhouse gases and converting CO2 into oxygen. It has been calculated that our wall removes 757kg of CO2 and produces 559kg of oxygen per year!
We have enlisted the support and help of Grundon Waste Management Ltd – an environmentally-friendly waste disposal company. Did you know that our non-recyclable waste gets turned into energy at Energy from Waste facilities, and is further used to generate renewable electricity for the National Grid? Our waste is also transformed into materials for road surfaces and buildings. In taking this sustainable approach, we end up diverting our general waste from ever going into landfill!
Many energy-saving methods have been implemented in the day-to-day running of the hotel in a bid to become more environmentally friendly. For example:
The food and drink that we choose to consume play a bigger role in saving the planet than a lot of us would like to admit. Here at The Athenaeum we have always been dedicated to ensuring that our suppliers are both ethical and local providers of the ingredients that end up in our kitchen.
Described as ‘an alliance of travel industry thought-leaders that don’t greenwash, and are credibly proven to be sustainable,’ NOW connects travellers to inspiring and responsible hotels and resorts. We have recently become a NOW Hotel as we share their passion and drive for a sustainable future, and, as they say so themselves – it must be now!
Join us in the heart of Mayfair for an unforgettable spring staycation.
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