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SEATTLE—The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center have earned Green Seal Silver certification. The hotels are the seventh and eighth properties in Washington State to earn a Green Seal certification.
TROY, N.Y.—The nonprofit Audubon International, with its emphasis on environmental education and sustainable resource management, is positioning itself to become a stronger national player in green lodging designation thanks to its strategy to work in select markets—primarily Florida and New York. Audubon International, through its Green Lodging Program, has approximately 150 properties at one stage or another of designation (44 Marriott Vacation Club properties), and more than 3,000 golf courses participating in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf. Four years ago, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation launched a new initiative—a two-year pilot program—to certify lodging establishments as “green” for employing environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. At that time, forty-three hotels and inns—spread across every region of New York—signed up for and were certified through the Audubon GreenLeaf program. The pilot program added momentum to the growth of Audubon in New York. Audubon International’s Troy, N.Y. location also made New York a natural fit.
AMSTERDAM—BookDifferent.com has increased the choice of green hotels in the United States, Canada and Britain to more than 3,500. BookDifferent lists two new eco-labels on their site: Green Tourism and Green Key Global, the largest eco-label for hotels worldwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Seal, the nation’s oldest nonprofit environmental certification organization and the original “Green Seal of Approval,” announces the beginning of the Green Seal Blog. The blog is posted on the organization’s website at www.greenseal-blog.com.
AVALON, N.J.—Green Day, a fun and educational event focusing on green initiatives, ecology and the environment, took place today, July 16, at the Concord Suites in Avalon, N.J. The hotel invited everyone in the community to come and learn about ways they can be more environmentally aware and adopt green practices at home. In addition to featuring many of Concord Suites’ green initiatives, the Cape May County Zoo, EcoVentures, the N.J. Audubon Society and other environmentally conscious organizations participated with interactive displays and entertainment including singer, songwriter and tale spinner Valerie Vaughn. The day also included recycling crafts, giveaways and healthy refreshments. Concord Suites is all about being green. According to a news release, it earned recognition as a TripAdvisor GreenLeader, received the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Conservation Award, and was recognized by Green Lodging News for its green initiatives. The management and the owners said they are continually searching for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Last year the resort installed a 434-panel solar array on its rooftop.
AUBURN, N.H.—Aquawing Ozone Injection Systems (AWOIS) LLC, Auburn, N.H., unveiled its new logo and branding scheme during “Clean 2013” in New Orleans. The new logo and brand better represent what makes Aquawing Ozone Laundry Systems unique in the marketplace.
NEW YORK—InterContinental New York Barclay recently announced it has been accepted as a Gold level GreenLeader into the new TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program. The program helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the United States.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Kana Hotels, an award-winning development and management group, and PURE Solutions, the provider of allergy-friendly hotel rooms, have teamed up to make travel easier for people with asthma and allergies.
PORTLAND, ORE.—The recent success of the IMEX Frankfurt show demonstrated an elevated awareness of sustainability as a business driver for international meeting buyers. The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), which serves as a strategic partner with IMEX on the Green Awards program, presented five awards that recognized excellence in sustainable meetings, suppliers and commitment to community programs. The organization also celebrates ten years as the industry’s voice of sustainability by welcoming new leadership. The GMIC Global board welcomes its new board of directors: Brian Hunt, Maritz Travel; Lindsay Arell, Arell Logic and Colorado Convention Centre; Allen Weidman, InfoComm International; Roger Simons, MCI; and Denise Taschereau, Fairware. New leadership plans continue as GMIC executive director Tamara Kennedy-Hill recently announced her plans to transition from her role at GMIC. Kennedy-Hill commented, “It has been an honor to serve as the executive director of GMIC these past five years. I have seen firsthand the advancement of sustainability as a valued added solution in the global meetings marketplace. GMIC serves as a key partner to advance standards, education and thought leadership.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has unveiled plans for its first-ever Summer Honey Festival—three months of special events and dining festivities celebrating the 100,000 honeybees which live on the hotel’s green, vegetated roof. The Summer Honey Festival began this June 1, as the hotel’s Bar Cocoa all-dessert dining experience and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Charlotte introduced a roster of seasonal honey-based offerings available until September. On June 20, the first honey harvest of the summer will take place, reaping more than 30 pounds of natural honey to be used in Bar Cocoa’s breakfasts, all-day desserts and freshly-made gelato. The honey may also be enjoyed at the property’s weekend ice cream socials, which feature house-made honey-pecan gelato, and in several specialty treatments presented by the spa. For the first time, the hotel’s signature honey-pecan gelato will also be available for purchase directly at Bar Cocoa. The Summer Honey Festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte will include dining, cooking classes, and other events and activities.
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