Green Papers & Resources



The mission of the 5 Gyres Institute is to "empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure." Their vision is a world free of plastic pollution. View the following to learn more about plastics / plastic pollution:

View the following publications generated by 5 Gyres' research as well as frequently asked questions:


Benchmark your energy use/efficiency by using this free tool to assess your current energy use/efficiency and carbon footprint against similar enterprises. The Hotel Energy Solutions e-Toolkit is comprised of an energy benchmarking tool, and a decision support sequence, which will provide assistance in evaluating carbon emissions and mitigation techniques through Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy investment options. It also includes information on best practices and capacity building materials and a carbon calculator. Some top reasons to use the energy calculator include:

  • Understand how much energy you could save
  • Measure your energy usage
  • Compare your results with similar hotels and measure your progress
  • Profit from cost-effective energy technology solutions by reducing costs and marketing your activities
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