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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Sustainable Travel International announced collaboration on a platform for sustainable destinations worldwide. The new joint program includes networking opportunities through the GSTC’s Destination Membership, and Sustainable Travel International’s Sustainable Destination Leadership Network (SDLN). These programs, which are now available at a combined price, provide destinations with an opportunity for learning, idea sharing, advocacy, and collaboration on a global scale.
SAN PEDRO, BELIZE—Las Terrazas Resort announces installation of a Vero Water purification system at its O Restaurant. The Vero Water filtration system removes impurities, chemicals and imperfections, resulting in a clean signature taste that the company says is both healthy and environmentally friendly.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OHIO—The Earthwise Group, LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, recently completed the installation of 115 Earthwise vinyl windows at a Holiday Inn Express in Peekskill, N.Y. The hotel was built according to United States Green Building Council (USGBC) guidelines and is expected to earn LEED certification. The Earthwise windows used in the project played an important role in contributing to the hotel’s overall sustainability. The hotel is expected to open in December 2013.
BLOOMSBURG, PA.—Bloomsburg Carpet, a maker of highly styled and woven broadloom carpet, introduces two new sophisticated patterns through its alliance with Tuva Looms: Metal Edge and Structure. Both products are made with Zeftron nylon, a fully renewable nylon 6 fiber that offers style, performance and recyclability.
STOCKHOLM—Blueblue AB announces the formation of a new company to promote its Bluewater brand and SuperiorOsmosis water purification technology that turns tap water into healthier drinking water. Bluewater’s SuperiorOsmosis addresses consumer fears about the quality of their tap water by efficiently cleaning it of toxins, chlorine, germs, salt, toxic metals, nitrates and fluoride, hard water, arsenic, and poor taste and smell.
LAS VEGAS—Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired lifestyle brand, has entered a licensing agreement with global hotel amenities supplier Concept Amenities to create a new collection of brand name hotel guest amenities that has been completely reformulated and features customized packaging. The collection has been developed to target fine hotels, luxury resorts, boutique properties and select B&Bs around the world. This agreement is effective immediately.
NORTHBROOK, ILL.—One Plus Corp. introduces the Wireless Waste Edge compactor monitor. As with previous models, the Waste Edge System accurately monitors the fullness of an industrial/commercial waste compactor. When the compactor container becomes full, the monitor automatically sends a pickup request to the hauler and/or other designated recipients. Typical reduction in hauls is 30 to 50 percent versus manual call-ins or scheduled pickups.
WORCESTER, MASS.—Bulbs.com, one of the largest online distributors of replacement lighting, is launching its new Buy ‘N’ Try program that takes the risk out of purchasing LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) and makes energy efficient lighting more accessible for its customers.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Research has confirmed that a growing number of travelers select their hotels based partly on sustainable practices, with green certification being the single most important factor affecting their choice. “One of the major concerns among environmentally conscious guests is the waste of soap, shampoo, conditioner and other amenities in hotel bathrooms,” says Susan Howard Memory, President and Creative Director of JRS Amenities Ltd. and creator of the Mosaic Dispensing Solution (MOSAIC).
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Totally Green as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. With Totally Green’s ORCA on-site waste digestion equipment, customers are able to dispose of organics at the source, eliminating the need to truck the waste to landfills or remote composting facilities.
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