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According to a report issued by the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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According to a report issued by the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Spa Network Begins Tree Planting Initiative

ATLANTA—Green Spa Network (GSN) announced its first annual Action Initiative, the GSN Tree Planting Initiative, in partnership with WeForest, to mobilize the spa and wellness industry to plant 1 million trees by Earth Day 2019. This effort is premised on the critical and urgent need to regenerate the Earth using trees’ natural abilities to reverse climate change. Existing and new members of GSN are encouraged to pledge to contribute to this effort in any of three ways: Donate funds to plant new trees through the GSN-WeForest partnership; Organize or participate in a local tree planting event; or Continue an existing tree...

Wynn Las Vegas Marks Opening of Wynn Solar Facility

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Las Vegas marked a new renewable energy milestone with the start of the commercial operation of The Wynn Solar Facility on Saturday, June 2. The new 160-acre facility is now offsetting up to 75 percent of the resort’s current peak power requirements, the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada. The facility will eventually be used to power the resort’s new meetings and conventions space expansion, set to open in March 2020, with 100 percent renewable energy, making it one of the...

Six Senses Duxton Hotel Opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE—Six Senses Duxton, the first city hotel from Six Senses, is now open in historic Tanjong Pagar in the Chinatown area of Singapore. Along with sister hotel Six Senses Maxwell opening later this year, Six Senses Duxton seeks to engage with the surrounding neighborhood and provide a new level of sustainability practiced in Singapore. “Six Senses Duxton aims not only to deliver a five-star luxury hotel experience, but to actively improve the surrounding neighborhood and natural environment as we do so,” says Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Singapore has been my home for almost 20 years, specifically the...

Interface Offering Carbon Neutral Flooring Across Global Portfolio

ATLANTA—Interface, a worldwide modular flooring company and global leader in sustainability, is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products—including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT)—are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is now offering its Carbon Neutral Floors program as standard to every customer, at no extra cost, to help them meet their own sustainability goals while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces. Interface estimates it will offset 400,000 metric tons of carbon emissions in 2018 as part of the program, equivalent to the...

Hotel Sector Unites to Tackle Forced Labor

LONDON—The world’s leading hotel groups have united to address a critical human rights issue by supporting the International Tourism Partnership’s Principles on Forced Labor. The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) is launching the three Principles today at The Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment and Employment, in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. ITP’s Principles on Forced Labour are: Every worker should have freedom of movement. The ability of workers to move freely should not be restricted by their employer through abuse, threats and practices such as unlawful retention of passport and valuable possessions.II. No worker should pay for a job....

Tarkett Publications Detail Sustainability Progress

PARIS—Tarkett, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, demonstrates its strategic vision of sustainable development through the release of its Activity & Sustainability brochure and its Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility report, audited by a third-party. “At Tarkett, we believe in a future for all, where people and the planet prosper in balance,” said Glen Morrison, CEO of Tarkett. “We are actively working with all stakeholders to meet the world’s future challenges. This is the essence of our “Doing Good. Together” philosophy, which guides our day-to-day choices and decisions, and transforms our commitment into practical actions. We are connecting...

Highlights of Hersha’s 2017 Sustainability Report

Hersha Hospitality Trust just released its 2017 Sustainability Report. The report represents the progress of the REIT’s EarthView sustainability program which just completed its seventh year. For those of you not familiar with Hersha, the REIT owns and operates 49 branded and independent lifestyle hotels. Since 2010 the company has realized $9.1 million in savings from EarthView. With 2010 as the baseline year Hersha has reduced energy consumption per occupied room by 21 percent, reduced greenhouse gas emissions per occupied room by 25 percent, reduced waste sent to landfills by 45 percent, and reduced water consumed per occupied room...

Caesars Entertainment Commits to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 95 Percent

LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corp., the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced it has set science-based targets to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the company and throughout its supply chain. The ambitious goals demonstrate Caesars’ ongoing commitment to fighting climate change and mitigating long-term risk. Caesars is one of over 400 global organizations that has committed to business leadership and policy alignment on climate through the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), and one of just over 100 companies to have their targets approved. The SBTi is a collaboration among CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global...

Monterey County CVB Announces Sustainable Moments Collective

MONTEREY, CALIF.—Monterey County is known for its unmatched scenic beauty—a picturesque rugged coastline, majestic redwoods and lush fields. The awe-inspiring scenery is one of the region’s top attractions and draws millions of visitors to Monterey County every year. With more visitors traveling to the area, the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) announced the launch of the Sustainable Moments Collective in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and local organizations in an effort to preserve and protect this destination for generations to come. The Sustainable Moments Collective began this spring as an outgrowth of the MCCVB’s destination-wide initiative—Sustainable Moments. The program...

MaxLite Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Building Project

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite is lending its support to help more than 250 families in 31 states build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, June 4-8. During the build week, Habitat partners with professional builders and suppliers who provide the labor, funding and materials in order to address the growing need for decent and affordable housing in communities nationwide. MaxLite is contributing 1,950 LED bulbs to the 2018 building effort. MaxLite products are designed to help homeowners save money on electricity costs and to change their light bulbs less frequently. LED bulbs, according to...