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GKTW Goes Green for Earth Day – and Every Day!

Every day at Give Kids The World Village, we work hard to create a cleaner, greener environment for our families and for this beautiful planet we call home.

Here a few of the initiatives we’ve implemented at the Village to help keep our planet green and beautiful:

– We have energy sensors in our villas that detect motion, which helps us reduce air conditioning and heating costs by 45–50%, which is the equivalent of saving 2,000 trees a year!

– We use energy-efficient lighting. Villa lights are dim when they’re first turned on but brighten to full capacity in less than a minute, reducing energy consumption by 70–80%.

– We recycle paper, plastic, cans and cardboard in all guest and staff facilities. This saves approximately 432 cubic feet of material each week from going into a landfill.

– All of our villas use low-flow water fixtures. This reduces water consumption by 25% on a yearly basis.

Last week, we hosted an exciting Give Kids The World Earth Day Celebration! Close to 100 participants from eight different companies came to the Village for a day of volunteering where they planted trees, toured the Village and enjoyed delicious meals graciously provided by Chipotle and Sweet Tomatoes.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our Village cleaner and greener place to visit!