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IN THIS ISSUE
Sustainability 2.0: Beyond Green Teams
Why It Makes Sense for Hotels to Purchase Green Power
Green Key Global Continues to make its Mark
Green Key Global Partners with the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.
Konover Hotel Corporation Attains Green Key Certification for its Entire Portfolio
Fifteen MGM Resorts International Properties Awarded Top Green Key Global Eco-Ratings
EPA Voluntary Programs
Cascades Tissue Group receives Green Seal GS-1 re-certification
Canada’s Bullfrog Power: Why Resorts and Lodges are Going Green
Proving Luxury Hotels Can Be Green
Hilton Worldwide and Sundance Institute Announce 2013 LightStay Sustainability Film Award Winners
Westin Ottawa Wins Hall of Fame Energy & Environment Award
Discover our Newest Supplier Members
Local and International Events: Educational, Celebrational, Inspirational
FEATURES
Author: Francisca Quinn, Sustainability Practice Leader and Managing Principal, Loop Initiatives. Imagine a hotel recognized and supported by customers for its responsible environmental practices. A hotel where employee and customer satisfaction rankings, along with occupancy rates and margins, are consistently above average. Yes, this IS possible. All it takes is a well-managed sustainability program.
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Everywhere you look, "green" is a hot topic. From retailers to builders to universities to hotels, becoming green has become the industry standard. What drives the push toward green, and, more importantly, what is the value proposition behind adopting green business practices like purchasing green power?
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2012 was a year of tremendous growth for the Green Key Eco-Rating Program and the membership continues to grow in 2013.
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NOTEWORTHY
Ottawa, ON; January 9, 2013 – Green Key Global is pleased to announce that The Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) has adopted Green Key Global’s flagship program, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, as its preferred environmental certification system. HANYC is the first city association in the United States to make this designation.
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Becomes the first management company in the United States with full adoption
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Fifteen resorts operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) have achieved the prestigious Green Key rating; this accomplishment peaks MGM Resorts’ previous achievement of 12 properties designated with "Green Key" honors.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a variety of programs, like ENERGY STAR, that are free to the public and that can assist hotel owners and operators in achieving "green" goals.
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Cascades Tissue Group has achieved Green Seal Standard, GS-1 re-certification of Sanitary Paper Products for its entire line of Cascades® and North River® Away-from-Home towel and tissue products.
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What B.C.'s Pemberton Valley Lodge, Ontario's Bartlett Lodge in Algonquin Park and Nova Scotia's Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island all have in common is that they are choosing clean, renewable electricity from Bullfrog Power as part of their sustainability strategies.
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ECO-INNOVATORS
The Boston Globe │ January 29, 2013
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Hilton Worldwide and Sundance Institute announced today the winning documentaries of the second annual Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award program.
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The Westin Ottawa is the proud recipient of the Energy & Environment Hall of Fame Award, presented by the Hotel Association of Canada.
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GREEN PRODUCT DIRECTORY
The Green Product Directory is designed to assist our Green Key Members in furthering their environmental and energy-saving initiatives. To access the complete directory, visit the "Members Area" section of the Green Key Global website.
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ENVIRO EVENTS
A list of events taking place February 2013 through May 2013
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