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Shining a Green Light on the Intercontinental Boston

Environmental sustainability does not mean that you have to give up on luxury.  And the Intercontinental Boston proves just that. Overlooking Boston’s historic waterfront, this 424-room property boasts elegant architecture, fine living amenities, and impeccable service.  It is also a 4…

Sustainable Conference for all #Eventprofs

Meetings, large and small, are important to each industry.  It is a place for us all to gather, get face-time with other industry executives, network, educate, and learn about new technologies, best practices, and tips to improve whatever industry we…

Engage Employees in Being Green

Many of us in the hospitality industry manage a passionate team of people who make it a top priority to put your hotel, resort, or conference centre at the forefront of quality, and customer service. At the same time, there…

What hotel companies did during #EarthHour 2015

Earth Hour 2015 took place this past weekend, uniting people & large corporations to protect the planet and highlight the need for climate action.  Here are a few key stats: 172 participating countries and territories in 2015; 1400+ of the world’s iconic…

Big Changes…Big Returns for the Hospitality Industry

In February 2014, National Geographic published the article called “Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water“.  This post is to celebrate the successes of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Did you know that 31 of their properties, all casino hotels, are…

Water Conservation – What can hotels do?

What is World Water Day? It’s a day to celebrate water! The World Water Day website shows that the 2015 theme is “Water and Sustainable Development”. With the day of celebration rapidly approaching, we have been researching for resources that…

How Your Hotel Can See ROI from Going Green

Has your hotel been considering going green? Are you concerned that investments made will not show a quick return? Smart choices can lead to very profitable results… We have all been trained to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”; but what does…

Questions Every #Event Planner Should Ask to Green Their Meeting

According to the MPI Foundation Canada’s Meetings Activity Profile Report (From the Canadian Economic Impact Study), more than 585,000 business events were held in Canada during 20123 in almost 2,200 venue. Over 44 million people attended these meetings, and spent…

Green Key Meetings Member Spotlight

Green Key Meetings Member Spotlight – The International Centre, Toronto 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 that…

Does planning a green meeting have to be difficult?

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…. We…