We celebrate ‘World Environment Day’!

World Environment Day (UNO) is celebrated every year on June 5. It is aimed at raising global awareness of important environmental issues and at helping people learn how they can get involved and make a difference in environmental preservation.

In 2013, the ‘Designing Disney Research Center’ celebrated World Environment Day by giving the Disney fan community some useful tips on how to have an eco-friendly Disneyland Paris vacation and by highlighting the efforts of Disneyland Paris to protect the environment.

How to have an eco-friendly Disneyland Paris vacation?

To the Resort.

Use public transportation to travel to the Resort.
Reduces the amount of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

In the Parks.

Throw your litter in the trash can or recycling bin, as appropriate.
Allows materials to be recycled into new products.

Don’t sit on the lawn, walk through flower beds or crash through shrubs.
Shows respect for the work of the gardeners.

In the shops.

Refuse a plastic bag and carry your items in a backpack or purse.
Reduces trash.

In the restaurants.

At a buffet, only take what you can eat.
Reduces food wastage.

At a counter, only ask for the amount of napkins and condiments you’re likely to use.
Reduces trash and food wastage.

In the hotels.

Stay on site and get around by foot.
Reduces the amount of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Switch of the air-conditioning or heating when you open a window.
Saves electricity.

Try to reuse your towels for your entire stay.
Saves water, electricity and soap.

Switch of the television and dim the lights when you leave your room.
Saves electricity.


What does Disneyland Paris do to protect the environment?

From June 4, 15h CET until June 5, 23h CET, the ‘Designing Disney Research Center’ crew tweeted live from Disneyland Paris. During this live Twitter broadcast, we highlighted the efforts of Disneyland Paris to protect the environment.
 

  • Disneyland Paris recycles 39% of its waste.
  • Disneyland Paris purchases 15% of its electricity from renewable resources.
  • The Disneyland Paris gardeners only use natural pesticides.
  • Disneyland Paris has begun installing water saver shower heads in its hotels.
  • Disneyland Paris has introduced 10 species of fish to Lake Disney to increase biodiversity.
  • Disneyland Paris has begun installing energy saving light bulbs in its hotels.
  • Disneyland Paris is building its own wastewater treatment and recycling facility.
     

Did you know that...
 

  • Disneyland Paris features 330.000 trees and bushes?
  • Disneyland Paris is home to 60 species of insects?
  • Each year Disneyland Paris plants 400.000 flowers?
     

… and that you can take a horticultural tour of the Disneyland Park? Along the tour, a Disney horticulturist will explain how the garden beds, shrubs, hedges, topiaries and trees are maintained and how they play an important role in creating the perfect setting for each land.

This interesting tour lasts two hours and costs eight euro per person. It doesn’t include a visit to the backstage area. For more information and bookings, please call +33.1.64.74.28.48.
 

Photos “World Environment Day 2013” at Disneyland Paris.
 

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