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After graduating from Hotel School Leeuwarden, students not only receive a diploma, a tree is also planted for them. This sustainable initiative is in collaboration with the Hotels for Trees Foundation, to which Notiz Hotel is also affiliated. For hotel guests who choose to skip room cleaning, one new tree is planted either domestically or abroad.

Shoes off, boots on
Last Wednesday marked the final tree planting day of the season, where around thirty students and staff traded their neat shoes for a pair of boots. In Stroobos (near Buitenpost), they eagerly set to work planting not just one, but two native bush species – hawthorn and privet. In total, around 600 bushes were planted. Together, these will soon form two hedges along the Sarabos.

A sustainable initiative
The Hotels for Trees Foundation was established in 2021 by Linde Borger, a Hotel Management School Leeuwarden alumna and Floris Licht, a Hotel School The Hague alumnus. This sustainable partnership makes a concrete contribution to a greener hotel world in which one new tree is planted each time a guest chooses to skip the daily room cleaning. 150 hotels are affiliated with them, and 400 trees are planted daily. Hotels for Trees collaborates with Trees for All Foundation to implement reforestation projects. These projects aim to enrich local biodiversity and restore crucial landscape elements.

The next graduation ceremony is on Saturday 20 April. Hotel Management School Leeuwarden will again have its feet in the mud, as a tree will also be planted for these students.