350.org, the international campaign to end the age of fossil fuels, rejects Marriott’s so-called “Make a Green Choice” program
When asked to “Make a Green Choice” and skip housekeeping services for points, Marriott guests might think they’re making a choice to help the environment.
But the truth is, zero leading environmental studies recommend skipping housekeeping in the name of sustainability, and when a room goes days without cleaning, housekeepers report having to use more water and more chemicals to get the job done.
Plain and simple, Marriott’s “Green Choice” program hurts workers. When there are less rooms to clean, there’s less work for housekeepers – who lose the wages and benefits their families need. And a room that’s gone days without service is so much dirtier and harder to clean that housekeepers report pain and injury.
Job cuts disguised as a sustainability measure aren’t going to solve the challenge of climate change, and when companies engage in this kind of “greenwashing,” it undermines trust in proven environmental programs. Join 350.org and hotel housekeepers, and pledge to not use “Green Choice” when you stay at Marriott hotels. Hurting workers doesn’t help the environment. Together, let’s tell Marriott to create a REAL sustainability program.