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:

Rachel
Chidsey,
—United States,
User
Veronique
Pittman,
Muuse.io
—United States,
Both a Host & User
CARMEN
Garcia-Irizarry,
—United States,
User
Nic
Lane,
—United States,
User
Anita
Chan,
—United States,
User
Camila
P,
—United States,
User
Kelsey
Woolley,
—United Kingdom,
User
Gloria
D,
—United States,
User
Julie
Bourns,
—United States,
User
Ingrid
Vanderschot,
Red Mill Farm
—Canada,
Both a Host & User
Ben
Kogan,
Reusable solutions
—United States,
User
Shawnna
Dwyer,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Jonas
Halléhn,
Antrop
—Sweden,
Both a Host & User
Mark
Russell,
—New Zealand,
User
Michele
Straube,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Lauren
DeMates,
—United States,
User
Caroline
Verdonk,
—Iceland,
User
Robert
Enck,
—United States,
User
honora
foah,
—United States,
User
Katie
McNamara,
Little Lentil Clothing
—United States,
User
Patricia
Wolf,
N?A
—United States,
User
Derek
Fehmers,
—United States,
User
Donna
Davies,
—United States,
User
Kat
Schon,
—United States,
User
Paul
Battler,
—Canada,
Both a Host & User
Tanika
Riley,
—Canada,
User
Donna
Onacki,
—United States,
User
Christine
Mont-LaButte,
—United States,
User
Sara
Essa,
—United Kingdom,
User
Jo
Hendrickx,
Travel Without Plastic
—Spain,
User
Beth
Parsons,
—United States,
User
Liesbeth
Taverniers,
—Belgium,
User
Sarah
Druce,
—Australia,
Both a Host & User
Karey
Billyard,
Frankly Sustainable
—Canada,
User
Christina
Curran,
—United States,
User
M
Bittleston,
—United States,
User
Dee
Spiro,
—United States,
User
Cherie
Leonard,
—United States,
User
Sarah
Price,
The Bookery Nook
—United Kingdom,
Both a Host & User
Laura
Blunk,
—United States,
User
Mary Jane
Pierce,
—United States,
Host
Glori
Anibarro,
—United States,
Both a Host & User
Helena
Lang,
—Canada,
User
Fran
Sloan Sainas,
—Canada,
User
Diana
Boone,
—Canada,
User
Donna
Dillman,
Circa 1894 BB and Day Spa
—Canada,
Both a Host & User
Katherine
Follansbee,
—United States,
User
Dorothy
Benson,
—United States,
User
Mark
Follansbee,
—United States,
User
Linda
Mitchell,
—United States,
User

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