Save the Earth with Dirty Towels
"Welcome to the Welton Inn. To make ice, fill your ice bucket with water and wait for winter."
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"Save our planet! Every day tons of detergent and millions of gallons of water are used to wash towels that have been used only once. PLEASE DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. A towel on the rack means, ‘I'll use it again.' A towel on the floor or in the tub means, ‘please exchange.'"-MESSAGE IN A HOTEL BATHROOMWith this letter, we welcome you to the Welton Inn, the world's first sustainable eco-motel! At the Welton, you will be an honored guest as well as our partner in the fight against environmental degradation!Many perceptive guests inquire about our lack of a parking lot. Every year, millions of acres of natural land are paved over to make room for cars. We are committed to fighting this. Please decide for yourself: Simply give up your car altogether, or park at the Bennigan's across the street. (The hostess can't see you if you park in the back.)As you walk into the Welton, you will enter our dramatic lobby, with its environmental theme and odors. You will be delighted to encounter our "Sustaina-Kennel," where we play temporary host to actual creatures from the native ecosystem, such as German shepherds and a lively ferret. Don't worry, their cages are made of biodegradable plastic! And every Thursday, we allow the dogs to stretch their legs in the Bennigan's parking lot-please join us as our guest!Do not approach the ferret.Kindly take our gleaming silver elevator to your floor. But wait-have you considered an aerobic walk up the stairs instead? Did you know that, for a machine to lift two people and their luggage up four floors, it requires 15 watts of energy? This is energy that otherwise might have gone toward life-support systems for children in African hospitals. Whichever option better suits your personal preference is the one we support!
|To make ice, fill your ice bucket with water and wait for winter.|