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February 2015 In This Issue
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Noteworthy
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Features
Winners of the Green Key Global Environment and Green Key Meetings Awards were announced at the Hotel Association of Canada Annual Conference.
 
 
   
While we all want to be conscious of our affect on the environment, planning a meeting, conference or special event that is socially responsible, environmentally friendly, that still delivers on your objectives can prove to be troublesome at times....
 
As part of our commitment to creating a blog for our members that’s full of valuable information and insights, we’re going to occasionally feature some interesting conversations with people who we believe are driving sustainability in hospitality and meetings forward.
 
Noteworthy
The 2015 State of Green Business report is just out, our eighth annual assessment of the environmental performance of companies around the world, along with the trends to watch in the year ahead.
 
You shouldn't be surprised to see what #2 is...
 
Treehugger:
The price of electricity from the grid is going up over time and the price of electricity from solar panels has been going down rapidly for decades. It doesn't take a crystal ball to divine what will happen. At some point, solar power will be cheaper than everything else, and only non-price related considerations will slow it down (thankfully, grid-scale energy storage is also improving fast). After all, the U.S. could power itself over 100x with just solar power, so it's not like there's a shortage...
 
The Guardian:
Becoming a more sustainable company doesn’t just involve implementing top-down initiatives – it also requires the participation of employees. For example, Domtar’s EarthChoice Ambassadors program creates opportunities for employees at all levels to make a positive impact – both inside the office and out. This month’s Q&A spotlights Tish Goldsberry, an inventory clerk at the Rock Hill Converting Center in South Carolina.
 
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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 Green Key Global website.
 
 

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