EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental benchmarking and certification program, has announced a partnership with Bookdifferent.com.
After realising over $100 million in savings for EarthCheck clients, EarthCheck has turned to finding funds to support scientific research. By partnering with Bookdifferent.com, EarthCheck will provide consumers with the ability to both book accommodation and support research into the big sustainability challenges facing the planet.
The EarthCheck Research Institute supports major research projects, funds primary and secondary school programs, and helps hotels around the world to reduce their environmental footprint.
Basitaan Fronik, Chairman at Bookdifferent.com, said, “We believe there is a strong awareness among leisure and business travellers alike for sustainability programs, such as EarthCheck, and that this will continue to grow.”
He noted that Bookdifferent.com lets consumers book a hotel at a guaranteed low price while supporting charities by donating part of the booking revenue.
“Listing EarthCheck members and supporting the not-for-profit EarthCheck Research Institute as one of our charity partners, aligns with our goal of making the world a better place.”
Doctor Susanne Becken, Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, supports the partnership. She said, “I can’t wait to book my next holiday through Bookdifferent.com and support my colleagues.”
“At the EarthCheck Research Institute we turn research outcomes into successful new products, services and technologies. Our work is a collaboration between businesses and researchers, and it maximises the benefits of research through commercialisation and technology transfer.”
CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, Mr Stewart Moore, said, “Since 1997, we have helped businesses, communities and governments all over the world to measure their environmental footprint and discover ways to reduce their impact on the Earth.”
“At EarthCheck, we have found the link between sustainable business practices and business performance. We help various organisations to understand this link and maintain a triple bottom line.”
Bookdifferent.com now has the EarthCheck Research Institute listed as a charity that consumers can choose to donate to. Consumers can access the site at earthcheck.bookdifferent.com, or through the EarthCheck website: www.earthcheck.org.
For more information:
EarthCheck - Communications
T: +61 7 3238 1950
For more information about BookDifferent.com:
Lonneke de Kort
EarthCheck, managed and owned by EC3 Global, is an internationally recognised environmental management and certification program with members in over 80 countries. The program improves operational performance of member organisations and reduces costs. Recent studies show that six million people a week are impacted by EarthCheck’s branded solutions. The company takes a scientific and systematic approach to risk mitigation and legislative requirements and is regarded as one of the world’s best practice environmental sustainability leaders. For more information, visit www.earthcheck.org.
About EarthCheck Research Institute
The EarthCheck Research Institute brings leading scientists together with postdoctoral fellows, staff and students from around the globe to develop products and solutions that address climate change and sustainability. For more information, visit http://earthcheck.org/science.
BookDifferent offers worldwide 445,000 accommodations in 200 countries. On Bookdifferent.com 6,500 hotels have been awarded one or more high quality eco-labels. BookDifferent is the first hotel booking site that indicates hotels with an eco-label, among accommodations without such a label. Bookdifferent.com offers a 100% best price guarantee. The aim of hotel booking site www.bookdifferent.comis to make travel sustainable and ‘social’. For bookdifferent.com, ‘social’ means creating a world with an equal share of wealth for everybody. Therefore, BookDifferent.com donates 50% its earnings of every booked hotel room to a charity chosen by the booker. The booker doesn’t pay one cent more for this.
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