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Hoffmaster Earth Wise Paper Products Earn Green Seal Approval


OSHKOSH, WISC.—Hoffmaster introduces Earth Wise, an environmentally responsible line of recycled paper products that are now certified by Green Seal. The Earth Wise line includes 100 percent recycled content.

Bentley Prince Street Expands Carbon Neutral Carpet Program


CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF.—Bentley Prince Street announced that its Cool Carpet program now comes standard on all of its broadloom and carpet tile products. Through the expanded program, every company product will now be third-party certified as carbon neutral.

GLN Welcomes Syndecrete as Directory Partner


CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Eldorado Stone as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company’s Syndecrete countertops have the look of concrete but with an eco-friendly twist.

Green Lodging News Welcomes LSI Wallcovering as Directory Partner


CLEVELAND, OHIO—Green Lodging News welcomes LSI Wallcovering as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. The Louisville, Ky.-based company’s award-winning Second-Look is the first vinyl wallcovering to include post-consumer recycled content.

Aramark Among Fortune 500 Firms That Surpass EPA Green Power Goals


WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to EPA’s nationwide challenge issued in December 2006, 53 Fortune 500 corporations are now collectively purchasing more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually. These purchases surpassed the goals set by EPA’s Green Power Partnership by 130 percent and equal the avoided carbon dioxide emissions of more than 570 million gallons of gasoline each year or the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power nearly 670,000 average American homes annually. Aramark Parks & Resorts is among the top purchasers of green power.

LEED Gold-Certified E’Terra Inn is Natural Fit for Niagara Reserve


TOBERMORY, ONTARIO—With its six suites, the E’Terra Inn here serves as one of the best examples of sustainable building in Canada and the United States. Most of the products and materials used throughout the inn were made in North America.

David Suzuki to Deliver Keynote Address at Caribbean Conference


BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS—Dr. David Suzuki, one of the world’s most celebrated voices on preserving the environment, will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to be held April 28 to May 1, 2008 at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa (by Sandals), a Green Globe Certified hotel. The conference, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization in collaboration with the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board and the Caribbean Hotel Assn., is designed to provide attendees with information on the development and implementation of tourism practices in a responsible manner.

TOTO Becomes Georgia Power’s Newest Green Energy Customer


ATLANTA—Georgia Power recently signed an agreement with TOTO USA, Inc. to begin providing the company with green energy. Under the terms of the agreement, TOTO USA, Inc. has agreed to purchase 480,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy.

Workshops Prepare Colorado Hotels for Democratic National Convention


DENVER—The Colorado Hotel and Lodging Assn. (CH&LA) hosted a “Green Practices for the Hotel Industry” workshop for 150 participants last week. It was the second in a series of five workshops aimed at helping businesses in the Denver area and across Colorado create sustainable business practices. Denver is the host site for this summer’s Democratic National Convention, and the workshops help further the host city’s goal of making the August convention the greenest political event in history. The workshops also help Denver build momentum for its Greenprint Denver program, which works to create innovation and provide leadership around improving the environment.

Sustainability a Hot Topic of Conversation at This Year’s ALIS Event


LOS ANGELES—Jim Burba, chair of this year’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), started the event this week by announcing that the travel of every one of the approximately 3,000 attendees would be offset by a donation to the Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program. That announcement set the tone for this year’s ALIS here at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Throughout the three-day event, green hotel development and operations most definitely were hot topics.

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