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Green Key Global Year in Review for 2016

Green Key Global Year in Review for 2016

What did we learn this year? Tons. It was a year of significant change, with new partnerships, and new information to share. Here is just a snapshot of what we wrote about this year, and we hope it helped you…

Conserving Through the Cold Winter Months

Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season. Winter can be…

Harvesting Greywater: How many facilities are doing it?

Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure…

Celebrating Success – Super 8 Ukiah

The year is 2008. The economic downtown has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his…

Are you Ready for 2017?

2017 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. According to the World Tourism Organization website, “this decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that “well-designed and well-managed…

Easy Ways to Green Your Meeting in 2016

Easy Ways to Green Your Meeting in 2016

In 2016, we are encouraging all meeting and event professionals to take the leap and make sure your meetings, special events and conferences are eco-friendly, and sustainable. Here are a few quick tips to get started: Source name badges that…

Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

In January 2015, MCI wrote an article on the Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020. This is a comprehensive list of ten key sustainability trends are what they are predicting to happen in the event industry by 2020. These…

Hotel Beekeeping – From Innovation to Best Practice

By: Jenni Moon, Greenview Urban beekeeping has seen an uptake in recent years due to the ever growing phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in which honeybees are dying off at alarming rates. Bees provide an essential ecosystem service…

Is Your Kitchen Facility Truly Green?

Stat: Approximately 20-30% of a hotel’s total energy need is used in the kitchen. Restaurant kitchens can run close to 80%, though it is estimated that 60% of the energy consumed is not used to cook food! If you make…