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Happy Earth Day! This year marks the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. How will your property or company be marking the occasion? As mentioned in last week’s blog post, there is a lot of Earth Day activity today in our industry. Taking the time once each year to officially recognize the environmental challenges in front of us is important. You have got to understand the challenges in order to overcome them. Earth Day is also a day for celebration—recognizing the collective, positive work of individuals throughout your company. When was the last time you celebrated your team’s environmental accomplishments? For me, in my position as editor of Green Lodging News, Earth Day is a day to look back over the almost nine years of producing my publication to get a sense of how our industry’s commitment to environmental protection has evolved—and it certainly has evolved, for the better, over those nine years. Today, it is quite difficult to keep up with all of our industry’s sustainability-related news.