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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.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Named World’s Most Sustainable Hotel Group by Green Globe

REDONDO BEACH, CALIF.—Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been named the world’s most sustainable hotel group for the second year running by certification body Green Globe. The international hospitality firm has also been hailed a “global sustainability leader” in the ‘Green Globe Report 2017’, with more than 50 percent of its certified properties worldwide achieving the entity’s prestigious ‘Gold’ status—an accolade bestowed on hotels and resorts that have achieved Green Globe certification for five years or more. These properties have been independently audited across 385 performance indicators and consistently met or exceeded the standards and criteria this rigorous certification process entails. “This year...

Duravit Advocates for Sustainable Design with Studio 804 Partnership

NEW YORK—Duravit has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote the benefits of innovative, adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit that annually builds and designs a home that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom products for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design. “Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” states Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to...

Consultant Shares Stories of Sustainability in New Book

BEVERLY, MASS.—Olive Designs, LLC has released its new book, “One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability.” The book is a chronical of author David Mahood’s 20-year effort to better understand the importance of sustainability and the environment. The author’s quest for sustainability led him on a wide ranging and introspective journey that included encounters with a diverse group of people. From turtle rescuers to hemp designers, from foresters to worm farmers, from renowned ecologists to Seneca historians, his 20-year journey is chronicled in a story of environmental compassion and awareness. In an effort to...

CONSULTANTS/SUSTAINABILITY

3 Pillar Solutions, LLC An Award-Winning Sustainable Development Professional Kathy McGuire is an award-winning Sustainable Development Professional (ISSP-SA) with 10+ years of progressive experience and a proven track record of implementing sustainability projects to reduce waste, engage stakeholders, and increase brand awareness. Her company, 3 Pillar Solutions, specializes in hospitality, golf, sporting events, concerts, fairs and festivals. We will design a program that will align your core business goals with sustainable practices operating as one cohesive unit, which will ensure the best possible performance outcomes. Call (561) 748-6750. 3 Pillar Solutions, LLC » Email for Details »     Atlantis Hospitality Group Ray L. Hobbs, CHA, Accredited...

Hospitality Industry Presence Minimal on Newsweek Green Ranking Lists

NATIONAL REPORT—Newsweek has released its Green Ranking 2017 report. The publication considers it “one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.” Newsweek sorts its list into several sub-lists: U.S. Top 10, Global Top 10, U.S. 500, Global 500, Best in Industry U.S., and Best in Industry Global. The methodology for the report can be found here. In brief, the U.S. 500 consists of an assessment of the sustainability performance of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies headquartered in the United States by revenue as of December 31, 2016. The Global 500 consists of an...

With Sustainability as Her Focus, Claire Cutting Maps Out Marriott, Starwood Integration

Name: Claire Cutting Title: Director, Sustainability Company: Marriott International, Inc. Years in Position: One Primary Responsibilities: “My whole focus is on integrating Marriott’s and Starwood’s sustainability programs. We are trying to make one and one equal three. For example, we both had housekeeping and seafood programs but putting them together can be a real challenge. We are combining the best of both worlds. Each company had its own set of goals. It is like matching apples to oranges.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “Launching Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott’s new Sustainability and Social Impact Platform. Our goals are huge. It was...

Go Green Announces Commitment to Sustainable Products

DALTON, GA.—Go Green Synthetic Lawn Solutions announces a major initiative to shift its manufacturing focus to more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. This change began with the inception of including a soy-based backing system on their artificial grass landscape and golf products. Universal Textile Technologies, innovators of BioCel and pioneers using recycled and bio-based materials to produce state of the art technologies in the textile industry for over 20 years, provides Go Green products with an exceptional backing system that adds more value and a better choice for the consumer. The BioCel system utilizes plant-based polyols derived from renewable natural oils...

How Affordable is Solar for Hotel Owners?

There is no doubt that an increasing number of solar powered hotels are opening across America. For owners of modern hotels, technology and luxury are a high priority, but this doesn’t need to cause damage to the environment. The solar industry is on the cusp of being an affordable energy source, available to the masses. Hotel operators who are looking to combine modern design and comfort, with a sustainable and green approach, should seriously consider installing solar panels. Solar Could Soon Be the Cheapest Option According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of solar is decreasing at a faster rate than...

Ecolab Named One of America’s Most Just Companies

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, was recognized as one of America’s Most Just Companies by Forbes magazine and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly traded U.S. corporations on the issues Americans care about most. Ecolab was recognized for outperforming its peers on criteria including worker pay and treatment, job creation, healthy products and communities, and environmental impact. “We’re honored by this recognition,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “We have long believed that by aligning our economic, environmental and social priorities, we perform better...

Five Ways to Floor Guests with Sustainable Design

Designing for the ultimate guest experience begins from the ground up. From the moment guests enter a hotel lobby, they should feel quality in every step, and the warmth and elegance of real hardwood floors make a huge impact on the crucial first impression. When designing for a spectacular hospitality experience, the most important decision—even more so than aesthetics—lies in choosing sustainable building materials that will look equally beautiful in year five as they did on day one. The flooring specified must be able to withstand thousands of guests in heels, countless wheeled carry-ons and damaging luggage carts, while...