Request for Airbnb to create a Green Filter

Dear Airbnb,

As users of your services and hosts of your accommodations, we would like Airbnb to consider adding a Green Filter to your accommodations search function.

A Green Filter would allow hosts to promote and users to find properties with eco-friendly features such as: powered by clean energy, using toxin-free cleaning products, reducing single use plastic via reusable personal care products, cleaning products, and kitchen storage options, carbon neutrality, providing recycling and composting options, green linens and towels, or including Energy Star Appliances, among others.

This addition to your accommodations search would:

  • Help highlight the hosts that are investing in greening up their homes.
  • Resonate with your guest community who are interested in sustainable travel.
  • Raise awareness and visibility for environmentally friendly actions.

Many travelers are seeking more sustainable travel options. In fact, 70% of global travelers would be more likely to book an accommodation knowing it was eco-friendly, but only 50% tell us there’s enough choice when it comes to places to stay and 38% are not even sure where to look for sustainable accommodations. Global travelers cite many barriers to making sustainable travel choices, including lack of knowledge of sustainable options. 45% of travelers wish that online booking sites offered sustainable or eco-friendly filter options.

As our world feels the effects of climate change, from worsening winter storms, hurricanes, typhoons, tornados, wildfires and droughts, to the millions of tons of plastic and waste that are filling our landfills and oceans, to the environmental injustice and pollution inflicted on low income neighborhoods and communities of color, we are all looking for actions we can take in our own lives. If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that when we work together, we can accomplish almost anything.

We believe that Airbnb can help people take positive action by including a Green Filter to encourage hosts to address climate change and other environmental justice issues from the personal space of their very own homes — and simultaneously give guests the chance to do good while enjoying great travel and leisure adventures.

Thank you for your consideration, 

Lindsey McCoy, Plaine Products, United States, Airbnb User

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Signatories to the Green Filter Request Letter:

Meghan
Glenn,
—United States,
User
Randi
Jaen,
—United States,
User
Paul
Sepulveda,
MultiColor Media
—United States,
User
Cami
Jaen-Sepulveda,
—United States,
User
Mel
Chen,
—United States,
User
Carol
Levy,
—United States,
User
Alejandro
Ordoñez,
LIFESTYLE Villas & LIFESTYLE Los Cabos
—Mexico,
Both a Host & User
Debra Carol
Haddock,
Casale Prato Delle Coccinelle Olive Estate
—Italy,
Host
Kevin
Knight,
Patriot Vacation Rentals
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Jana
Jorn,
—United States,
User
Jim
Prugh,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Shannon
Annas,
—United States,
User
Beth
Mulcahy,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Claudia
duPree,
—South Africa,
Both a Host & User
Jesse
Ehret,
Ximplifi
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Susan
Doull,
Commendable Rentals LlC
—Timor-Leste,
Both a Host & User
Mateo
Bradford,
VanPortland Management LLC
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Pam
Ahern,
RPM Home Advisors
—United States,
User
Judy
Crockett,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Patrick
Richards,
TerraVerde Sustainability Limited
—United Kingdom,
User
Hannah
Sandmeyer,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Tiffany
Flores,
—United States,
User
Michael
Joseph,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Carolien
den Boer,
—Sweden,
User
Audrey
Powell,
Vacasa
—United States,
User
Jason
Klein,
—United States,
User
Antonio
Bortolotti,
Vacation Rental World Summit
—Italy,
Both a Host & User
Christine
Brown,
Chris Brown Photography
—United States,
User
Debi
Hertert,
Oregonshearwater
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Andrew
McConnell,
Rented, Inc.
—United States,
Both a Host & User
NIKKI
MATTEI,
—Italy,
Both a Host & User
Mike
Fisher,
Rented, Inc.
—United States,
Both a Host & User
bob
garner,
—Italy,
Host
Cliff
Johnson,
Treestay
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Yash
Verma,
—India,
User
Laurie
Rubin,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Aaron
Meyerhoff,
—Canada,
User
Kelsey
Huth,
—United States,
User
Ana
Popovic,
—Canada,
User
Nan
Henderson,
—United States,
User
Eko
Noble,
—United States,
User
Lena
Hunsicker,
—United States,
User
maerhaÿ
herzog,
—United States,
User
Jacqueline
Rice,
—United States,
User
Peggy
Munson,
—United States,
User
Helene
Smith,
helene smith photography
—United States,
User
Kat
Chacaj-Solis,
The Lovely Lotus LLC
—United States,
User
Monique
Wilkinson,
—United States,
User
Toni
ODonnell,
—United States,
User
Alyssa
Heyman,
—United States,
User

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