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Green Lodging News Adds 17 RSS Feeds


I receive a lot of e-mails each week. I honestly don’t mind hearing from you so keep the e-mails coming. It is much better than receiving snail mail correspondence. (Got to save those trees!) Over the past several months I have received a number of messages from readers wondering when Green Lodging News would be adding RSS feeds. “RSS?” I asked myself. What in the world is that? Just kidding with you.

For those of you who do not know, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. At the very top and bottom of the Green Lodging News home page, there are links leading to a page that describes RSS and that lists the 17 RSS feeds that Green Lodging News now offers. RSS users can subscribe from that page or from the bottom of each department top page—the list of links located at the left side of the Green Lodging News home page and every other page on the website.

RSS will enable you to receive direct feeds of any new news content that is added to Green Lodging News. It is the first of many additions I have planned for my site. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Upcoming Events

If you have plans to exhibit at or attend the HD 2007 Expo & Conference, please let me know. The event, scheduled for May 9 to 12 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, will feature numerous green events, including a luncheon featuring case studies of green projects underway at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, MGM Mirage CityCenter in Las Vegas, and Eagle Lodge Sky Resort in Mammoth, Calif. The event also will feature sessions on sustainable design.

I also plan to attend the National Restaurant Assn. Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. That event is from May 19 to 22 and will feature a Green Restaurant Products Pavilion and Organic & Natural Pavilion. Education sessions will focus on sustainability, green marketing, local and organic produce acquisition, energy conservation and other green topics.

GLN Welcomes Two New Sponsors

I would like to recognize two new sponsors this week: American Dryer Corp. and Hoffmaster. When you contact them, please be sure to mention Green Lodging News.

American Dryer Corp. manufactures Solaris dryers, which lead the market in energy efficiency. Hotel owners can save up to 30 percent on energy with 100 percent axial airflow and reduce drying time with a moisture sensor and auto shutoff, thereby lowering utility costs. Go to American Dryer Corp., write to sales@amdry.com, or call (508)-678-9000 for more information.

Hoffmaster is the maker of Earth Wise, an environmentally responsible line of recycled paper products, including beverage, dinner and dispenser napkins, and guest towels. The products contain no less than 65 percent post-consumer content. Earth Wise is an easy choice for those wishing to convey a positive message of environmental stewardship. A recycled symbol and message is printed on each napkin. Go to Hoffmaster, write to oshkosh.direct.marketing@solocup.com, or call (800)-327-9774 for more information.

As always, I can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com, or by calling (440) 243-2055. I look forward to hearing from you.