Here in South Africa there are no strict law enforcement around pollution and environmental exploitation, therefor people like to stick with old ways, i.e. in the tourism industry it doesn't matter if electricity or water prices go up, they just put the price of accommodation up! Schools complain they never have a big enough budget, but they are ignorant in ways to reduce consumption and need guidance and assistance in that; which they definitely do not receive from government and dept education. More than 90% of municipalities in South Africa are declared corrupt and show no interest at all (we've been trying to get our local municipality involved in the above issues for more than 5 years, with no success). Here municipalities are in the business of selling electricity to the schools and not encouraging saving it at all. It is really difficult at this stage to convince hotels and schools to participate (although we offer these services to both instances for free, plus donate the solar parabolic cooker the chef use for preparing the meal for the children, to the school, cost approx 290 US dollar).
Holms and Friends hope to get business from the hotel after presenting to them their energy analysis; in the form of implementing solar applications in their buildings. The hotels can also use participation in this project in their marketing strategy by showing that they move to more sustainable ways of operating, as well as contributing to education and awareness raising.