What A Difference A Tree Makes
Copenhagen based Coco Hotel and parent company Cofoco wants to make a positive difference in the world and that is why fruit trees are planted on behalf of hotel guests in vulnerable areas of Mexico for the benefit of the climate, the environment and the local communities.
When a guest books a room on Coco’s website, a tree is donated on their behalf. The stay becomes CO2 neutral as a tree absorbs around 1 ton of CO2 during its lifetime.
How does it all happen?
In Veracruz, there is a collaboration with landowner Marcos Aguilar, who is also Cofoco’s coffee partner. Aguilar is a well-known climate change activist and for the last 15 years, he and the cooperative have been planting trees, which provides jobs, education and crops for the locals. Cofoco and Coco Hotel are dedicated to a sustainable future and are working on several initiatives aimed at securing positive change that is beneficial for the environment.
Trees spend the first year in a nursery in Tejeria, Veracruz. Species are: avocado, lime, guanabana and allspice – native species. The region in which they are grown is a cloud forest (‘bosque mesofilo d montaña') which has a high level of species diversity and contributes positively to the rainwater catchment system. It is clear that in order to restore nature it is important to work hand-in-hand with the local community. After a year, trees are planted in terrain so that in the second year, when the tree gives its first crop, seeds are taken back to the nursery in order to be able to plant a new tree.
Started in 2019 with 30,000 trees, it has been expanded up to 300,000 from Cofoco and it is possible to expand up to 1 million fruit trees.
Coco Hotel, we live up to the leading international standards for sustainable hotel operations. We have the Green Key certification, and we have prepared an Environmental Policy for the hotel, which contains the following:
Save on nature's resources and strives for our company to minimize the environmental impact.
Continually seeks new knowledge and technology that ensures increased environmental protection.
Initiates initiatives and uses products that save energy and water.
Informs employees how to care for the environment.
Ensures a high degree of recycling and minimization of waste.
Encourages our suppliers to live up to our level environmentally.
Follows Green Key's criteria at all times, follows up on Green Key's inquiries and works actively with the scheme's recommendations.
Café Coco primarily serves organic products, and you will find no plastic in the mini bars. All towels and bed linens are made from organic cotton. The entire building has been renovated with energy and water saving solutions, and like Cofoco’s restaurants, the hotel is provided its own energy from Cofoco’s solar park in Nees, Northwest Jutland, Denmark.
About Coco Hotel
Coco hotel is Copenhagen's newest 4* sustainable boutique hotel created by Cofoco whose signature, quality, style and sustainability approach is welcomed by both locals and visitors alike. Cofoco has been a driving force within the Copenhagen food scene delivering hospitality since 2004 and Coco is their first foray into turning their inimitable style into a hotel. The property is best described as a small Parisian style hotel curated with a Copenhagen sense of space and time. The interior is a bespoke mix between the modern and classic, vintage and new.
Coco hotel is located at Vesterbrogade 41, 1620 København V, Denmark. For information or reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org Book on-line at coco-hotel.com
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