Skip to main content
Awaken adventure with up to 40% off your stay & a credit towards seasonal flavors or wellness experiences. Explore Spring Equinox Offers.
Nature is our true north. Discover Our Sustainability Story
We're honored to be nominated in the Condé Nast Traveler's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards. Cast Your Vote.
tagline Nature

Thankful for Mother Earth

We give thanks to you – our guests who help us further our mission of sustainability – and to nature, which gives us so much, including solutions to our broken climate.

Published on: November 29, 2019
Plant leaf

We give thanks to you – our guests who help us further our mission of sustainability – as well as to our passionate 1 Team members. We also give thanks to nature. Amid family and football, it’s easy to forget that this holiday is about giving thanks for nature’s bounty. But nature provides so much more than sustenance. Livelihoods. Medicine. Adventure. Beauty. Even a solution to our broken climate.

Scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs around the world are exploring unique solutions to counter climate change. But is there one we’re missing that’s already here? Natural climate solutions like forests, grasslands, and wetlands take carbon out of the air and lock it away. They could provide up to 37% of our solution to stabilizing the climate by 2030 (source), yet they receive only 2% of all funding to combat climate change (source).

So what can we do?

1. Protect

In spite of our climate crisis, deforestation for commercial activity continues. By consuming less, avoiding single-use products, making sustainable food choices, and opting for recycled or responsibly produced paper/wood products (look for third-party certifications like the Forest Stewardship Council), we can protect our forests that are so vital for carbon capture.

2. Restore

Many of our ecosystems have been badly damaged. Nature is incredibly resilient, but we can give it a helping hand. Support organizations working to restore our essential ecosystems around the world, and help plant trees in your own community.

3. Fund

From what we buy to how we invest to whom we vote for, our decisions impact whether we’re funding things that help nature or harm it.

Learn more in this video from Conservation International.


More Stories We'd Think You'd Enjoy

Wine, Women, and Wisdom: Bottling Up Tips & Inspiration from a Michelin-Award-Winning Sommelier

Tara Ozols, Head Sommelier at Dovetale, shares her journey, reveals her expert insights, and...

A Meditation for Every Mood: Tune into Your True Self with Wisdom from Our Experts

In honor of World Meditation Day, our wellness practitioners have curated a mindful guide to help...
Nature Our People Sustainability

Cultivating Connections: How to Fuse Elements of Art, Nature, and Culture with KINKA

With a mission to bring us all closer to the outdoors and each other, this NYC-based creative...