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PORTLAND, ORE.—The Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland-Lloyd Center is doing its part to help make Portland one of the greenest meeting destinations in the U.S. The hotel is a leader because of its commitment to sustainable operations.
BOULDER, COLO.—After completing a successful pilot launch, NSF International (NSF) and Sustainable Travel International (STI) announced the official launch of the new Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program (STEP) Program.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—The Rezidor Hotel Group, the Brussels-based hotel management company, announced a new partnership with The CarbonNeutral Company, a leading carbon offset and climate consulting business. This new partnership will offer all guests staying at a Rezidor Hotel the opportunity to offset greenhouse gas emissions caused by their travels and hotel stay, thus making their entire trip CarbonNeutral.
PORTLAND, ORE.—A little more than 100 meeting planners, hoteliers, vendors, convention and visitors bureau representatives and others gathered here last week for the 2007 Greening the Hospitality Industry Conference. The event was held at the Green Seal-certified Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and organized by the Portland, Ore.-based Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC).
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Cleveland, Ohio-based Lodging Hospitality magazine, Saint Charles, Mo.-based Pineapple Hospitality and Boulder, Colo.-based Sustainable Travel International (STI) have announced that the Green Hospitality Conference (www.greenhospitality.net) being held March 14 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas will be carbon neutral.
LAGRANGE, GA.—All Milliken Floor Covering modular products, including those developed for residential and hospitality markets, have been certified to the new preeminent green carpet standard—Sustainable Carpet Assessment Draft Standard NSF 140.
SAN FRANCISCO—For nine hotel and restaurant managers at the Serrano Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the San Francisco theater district, driving to work is now an eco-friendly, green effort. As the fourth part of a multi-phase rollout of its EarthCare Program, the Serrano Hotel has committed to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from the cars owned by its top management.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Fairmont Washington, D.C. has awarded a contract to Pepco Energy Services, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., to supply the hotel with 10 percent wind power. Fairmont's hotels and resorts have been dedicated environmental stewards since 1990 with the development of the company’s comprehensive Green Partnership program, designed to minimize its properties' operating impacts on the environment.
KENNESAW, GA.—In a step to reduce the carpet industry’s environmental footprint, The Mohawk Group introduces Encycle, a patent-pending, PVC-free modular carpet backing system. The new system incorporates 35 percent pre-consumer recycled content.
LONDON—In line with most expert predictions, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) research suggests that global travel and tourism will continue to grow at a steady annual rate of 4.2 percent over the next 10 years. Under the theme, “Breaking Barriers, Managing Growth,” this will be one of the issues addressed at the Global Travel & Tourism Summit, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from May 10 to 12, 2007.
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