Another Sins of “Greenwashing” report is out for your edification (hat tip to “The Big Money”). I see a lot of this going on in Panama, and among the hotel community in general. Two of my pet peeves with hotels, for example, are their proclamations that the switch to fluorescent lights and less-frequent towel washing are earth-shattering “green” initiatives. Those things just make good economic sense, they’re not really sacrifices made in the name of eco-responsibility.
Just skim the report (like I have) and you’ll already have a number of things to ponder over about sustainability, green-ness, eco-friendly, and how all those concepts are marketed. This kind of research is integral to Amble, a responsible development company, but it should be an interesting study for just about anyone.