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Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai Celebrates World Earth Day, Hosts ESG Centric Activities and Invests in the Planet 

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Four Points by Sheraton, a premium hotel in Navi Mumbai, marked World Earth Day 2023 by hosting a range of activities focused on promoting sustainable living and environmental awareness. These initiatives were designed in accordance with this year’s theme for EARTH DAY, i.e., ‘Invest in Our Planet’ and to encourage the community to act towards a greener future, in line with the hotel’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. 

While issues such as climate change and a decrease in oxygen levels in the atmosphere are a matter of concern, trees are said to be holding the entire planet together by providing enough oxygen to all living creatures. As part of the Earth Day 2023 activities, the hotel distributed 101 saplings to guest and Associates.  A custom-made DIY germination kit, curated by ‘Book a Workshop’, was handed out for guest who were travelling and couldn’t carry the pot. This kit had a pot, soil, and seeds with a QR code on how to start plant parenting at the comfort of their home or office. The tree selected for the activity are native and draught tolerant species that enhances biodiversity of the property and a healthy mix of fruit bearing, flowering and trees that produce the most oxygen, such as Neem, Arjun, and Amla. The hotel also organized a plastics cleaning drive to address the hazardous impact of plastic waste on the environment. Moreover, the hotel is also promoting sustainable fashion by encouraging hotel associates to upcycle and donate their clothes to the needy. 

The hotel advocated for simple yet effective ways such as ‘Five Things to Consider to Reduce Single-use Plastic & Carbon Emission’ so that individuals can contribute to environmental protection. Additionally, the beverage workshop in partnership with Almitra Sustainables showcased interesting techniques for creating zero waste summer healthy hydrating drink. 

Stephen D’Souza, Cluster General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai

Speaking about the Earth Day activities, the Cluster General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Stephen D’Souza said, “We at Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai are committed to promoting sustainability and protecting our planet. In September 2022, we became the first hotel in Navi Mumbai to install an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in our premises. We have also introduced several initiatives in the past including the introduction of energy-saving techniques and water conservation measures.  Similar to our other sustainability initiatives, the Earth Day activities are designed to inspire the community to take action towards a greener future, and we hope to make a positive impact on the environment and the community.” 

Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai is guided by Chalet Hotels Limited’s alignment with RE100, EP100, and EV100 initiatives linked to renewable electricity, energy efficiency, and electric mobility, respectively.

World Earth Day is a global event held annually on 22nd April aimed at raising awareness and promoting action to protect the environment. This year’s theme was ‘Invest in Our Planet’ which focused on engaging governments, institutions, businesses, and more than 1 billion citizens who participate annually in Earth Day to do their part – everyone accounted for, everyone accountable. 

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