HTH Footprint Challenge


WHAT will be done


Hotelschool The Hague and sustainability
Hotelschool The Hague was founded in 1929, making it one of the oldest independent hotel schools in the world. Since 1929, Hotelschool The Hague has been renowned for its education and innovative research and is ranked among the Top 6 Hospitality Management Schools in the World. The school has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam with over 2600 students and 200 employees.
At Hotelschool The Hague, we educate the hospitality leaders of the future, preparing them to make a difference in the hospitality industry by involving them in the process of purchasing food consciously and tackling food waste and waste in general. This ambition is directly linked to our vision and strategic objectives, in which we contribute directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in this case in particular SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production as the framework to develop concrete action and initiatives.

Description of action
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions the school must face, we have not been able to organise live events occurring on campus during the 21-29 November 2020. However, between 31 August 2020 and 9 October 2020, we organised the HTH Footprint Challenge and would like to present this 40-day initiative as our EWWR action, which will be shared with our HTH community during the EWWR (23-27 November 2020).
The HTH Footprint Challenge was set up to increase awareness of one’s own ecological footprint. Over 40 days, more than 300 students and employees, divided into 29 teams competed with each other using an online tool by collecting points through weekly sustainable practices. Each week had a designated theme where participants learnt different sources of footprint and everyday habits to reduce this footprint.


WHERE it will take place




The Hague
2587 AH

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WHO will run the show


Hotelschool The Hague
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will it happen?

Dates of the proposed action:

23/11/20, 24/11/20, 25/11/20, 26/11/20, 27/11/20


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Strict avoidance and reduction at sourceThematic Focus: invisible waste

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