In 2015, airports around the world saw over 1.2 billion international check-ins. The hospitality and tourism industry is responsible for 920,000 tonnes in annual food waste, and an average of 15,000L of water used per month by a single hotel guest. How are we ever suppose to sustain an industry that consumes at an exponential rate?
Introducing Hara House, North India’s first zero waste guesthouse, with a goal of changing the way locals and travelers consume at home and abroad. 20% of all guest room and tour profits are reinvested in environmental action and education projects in North India through the Hara Innovation Fund. This social enterprise operates an onsite community hub, engaging local social entrepreneurs and provides resources, a workspace and funding for their initiatives.
Indian and Canadian duo, Manoj Gour and Jazzmine Lawton Raine, have put their heads together to intertwine their skills and passions to create Hara House. Their goal is to be a leader in responsible consumption, sustainable travel, and social good to positively impact the future of the hospitality and tourism industry in North India.
Hara House’s Indiegogo campaign is live today with a goal of raising $15,000 CAD (800,000 INR). The first $10,000 will be used to renovate the 6-room property, installing guest amenities and resources, and fully furnishing with 100% upcycled materials curated by their ethical fashion partner, Doodlage. The additional $5,000 will kickstart their Hara Innovation Fund, obtaining resources needed for their community hub of social innovators. Through their campaign, enjoy exclusive tours through North India, and discounted stay at the guesthouse. Plus, join the team for famous Rajasthani festivals including Holi and Bikaner’s Camel Festival in 2019!
To learn more and to contribute to their Indiegogo campaign, click here! Make your impact on the world through how you travel.
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