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Coming Soon: The World’s Premier Green Lodging Survey

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ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has some exciting news to share. Green Lodging News and Greenview will launch the world’s premier Green Lodging Survey on June 8. Tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the planet—primarily those in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia—will be encouraged to benchmark their sustainability practices. We will be promoting the survey across our network and with the support of Green Key Global, a leading environmental certification body, and Clean the World, a collector, recycler and distributor of soap and hygiene products. We also have the support of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Horwath HTL Asia Pacific. The Green Lodging Survey is sponsored by Aquawing Ozone Laundry Systems, a leading supplier of ozone laundry systems and a Bronze level sponsor, The Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation and education organization and a Silver level sponsor, Bronze level sponsor Pineapple Hospitality, a distribution and marketing company with a focus on products and services that deliver higher levels of guest satisfaction, increased profitability, while balancing environmental and social responsibility, and Bronze level sponsor reCollect2 Co., maker of the the reCollect2® recycler, a three piece set which includes a 10 qt. wastebasket.

The Green Lodging Survey is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Green Lodging Survey is powered by Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, and managed by Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source.

The Goals of the Green Lodging Survey:

•    Identify best practices in the industry that more hotels can benefit from
•    Discover innovative efforts by hotels that should be recognized and celebrated
•    Determine what is trending in hotel sustainability each year and over time
•    Increase awareness of the performance of individual facilities and the industry as a whole
•    Create a platform for spreading innovation across hotels globally
•    Create a mechanism for tracking continuous improvement
•    Assist hotels in consolidating relevant sustainability information to provide customers

The Survey: The survey will consist of about 75 questions covering the latest in operational practices, facility attributes, and outreach programs to conserve resources, reduce carbon emissions, increase guest experience, and make positive community impact. There is no cost to participate in the Green Lodging Survey. Hotels participate by responding to the survey via an online portal platform where work can be saved and answers easily can be updated for the next year’s survey. In year one our goal is a minimum of 500 participating lodging establishments from Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets, with up to 3,000 participating hotels. Subsequent studies are intended for an annual response of 5,000+.

The Trends Report: After the close of the survey, we will produce a Trends Report that will analyze the results with general trends and highlight exemplary practices and innovations that stand out, serving as a guidepost for the industry and especially the survey participants.

The Benchmarking Report: For survey participants, we will prepare a compare report, confidential to each participant, to serve as a yardstick for a hotel to understand the status of each specific practice within the general participant universe.

Distribution & Press: Participants and reach will stem from databases held by Green Lodging News, Greenview’s network, survey partners including the Hotel Association of Canada, Clean the World, Horwath HTL Asia Pacific, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, and a network of hotel companies, event organizers, destinations, and industry associations. Green Lodging News and Greenview are currently seeking additional supporters to spread the word and encourage participation in the survey. The report will be promoted throughout the year on the Green Lodging News website (over 30,000 unique monthly visitors), in the Green Lodging News weekly e-newsletter, on the Greenview website, by survey partners and sponsors, through other hotel trade publications such as Green Hotelier, and through such well-known press release distribution services as Hotel-Online, Hotel News Resource, and Hospitality Net. Additionally, the results will be presented throughout the year at various industry conferences and roundtables, and sent personally to corporate responsibility and sustainability executives at all major brands. The report will be pushed via e-mail to the more than 4,800 opt-in subscribers of Green Lodging News and to tens of thousands of additional hoteliers through media and other partners and sponsors. Participating hotels also will have an opportunity to receive recognition in the published report, press releases, and other external communications.

Sponsorship Opportunities: The project will be funded by key sponsors at four levels: $15,000 (Platinum), $10,000 (Gold), $5,000 (Silver) and $2,500 (Bronze). Sponsors will have to demonstrate eligibility by providing a product or service that supports hotel sustainability in some form. Sponsorship is open to suppliers, hotel or management companies, individual hotels and others with a stake in green lodging. For additional information on sponsorship, click here. You may also contact Glenn Hasek, Publisher & Editor of Green Lodging News, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com, or Eric Ricaurte, Principal, Greenview, at (202) 470-1094, or eric@greenview.sg.

About Our Silver Level Sponsor

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member tree planting nonprofit that focuses on solving global issues through the use of trees. Over its past 44 year history it has planted and distributed over 250 million trees. Specifically through its focus on fighting climate change, the Arbor Day Foundation plants trees to capture carbon and provide forestry carbon offsets to help organizations reach their sustainability goals. The Arbor Day Foundation works with hundreds of hotel & resort locations to provide guests the opportunity to offset each night of their stays. To learn how to get your guests involved or to identify your hotel’s carbon footprint, please contact Jared Carlson, jcarlson@arborday.org, (402) 473-2102, www.arborday.org/hotelcarbon.

About Our Bronze Level Sponsors

Aquawing Ozone Laundry Systems is the Global leader of Ozone Laundry Technology with more systems using the Aquawing process installed and operating than all other manufacturers combined (8,000+). These goals have been achieved by maintaining the highest level of reliability and technology with the support of the most advanced distributor network. Aquawing offers as much as 90 percent savings on hot water, up to 40 percent total water savings, and is clinically validated to kill Superbugs like MRSA & C. diff. Aquawing is the only system properly clinically validated. Aquawing’s patented variable ozone system automatically delivers custom amounts of ozone as determined by each wash load. The patented validated ozone (VO3) validates ozone in the wash wheel certifying that products are clean and safe for clients on every wash.

reCollect2 Company is creator of the reCollect2® in-room recycling receptacle. Designed with simplicity in mind, the reCollect2 offers a clean, cohesive and streamlined silhouette complementing today’s modern spaces. Each 3-piece set includes: a recycle bin, matching bin for non-recyclables and set-base for customized identification and function. Manufactured from recyclable plastic and responsibly made in Wisconsin, USA; the reCollect2 offers a stylized solution for hotel guestroom/in-office recycling that will help promote, encourage and reinforce your own organization’s sustainability message, practices and achievements. Contact: Ann Riphenburg, (262) 527-9375, info@reCollect2recycler.com. Also go to: www.recollect2recycler.com/home.

Pineapple Hospitality, Inc. is a leading edge provider of Savvy…Sustainable…Solutions for the lodging industry. Founded by Ray Burger in 2005 the company is primarily a distributor of greener operating supplies and equipment. With roots in hospitality dating back to the early 1970s our founder was an early adopter, proponent and advocate of Environmental products, programs and services from the early 1990s. For more information about Pineapple Hospitality please visit us at www.PineappleHospitality.net. You may also e-mail ray@pineapplehospitality.net or call (636) 922-2285.

Company Descripition
 
Pineapple Hospitality, Inc. is a leading edge provider of Savvy.. Sustainable..Solutions for the lodging industry.
 
Founded by Ray Burger in 2005 the company is primarily a distributor of greener operating supplies and equipment.
 
With roots in hospitality dating back to the early 1970’s our founder was an early adopter, proponent and advocate of
Environmental products, programs and services from the early 1990’s.
 
For more information about Pineapple Hospitality please visit us at www.PineappleHospitality.net.

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