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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Sustainability

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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Trip.com Launches Integrated Carbon Program

SHANGHAI—Trip.com is launching its integrated carbon solution to enable Trip.com users worldwide to address the CO2 emissions of their travel. The global travel platform has partnered with climate-tech company CHOOOSE to offer travelers the option to calculate and offset their flight’s CO2 emissions by supporting impactful climate solutions around the world. Customers booking on Trip.com will now be presented with the opportunity to address their flight’s CO2 emissions during the booking journey. For a small cost, travelers’ offsets will support projects that either reduce, capture, or avoid CO2 emissions in an amount equivalent to the flight’s calculated emissions. The CHOOOSE solution is integrated directly...

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, Opens in Napa Valley on 712 Acres

NAPA VALLEY, CALIF.—Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection opened recently on 712 acres of vineyards and ranch land. Linked to hundreds of miles of biking trails, with incredible natural scenery, Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection enables active engagement with the land, invigorating culinary moments, and the discovery of local artisans and exclusive wines, while unearthing the full potential of every guest through immersive wellbeing. A short 50-minute drive from the Bay Area, the hills of Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection are framed by 2.5 miles of Napa River frontage adjacent to the San Pablo Bay Estuary. Founded in 1856 by Judge Edward...

How JLL Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate for a Better World

CHICAGO—Global urbanization offers a time-limited opportunity to work towards widespread climate-resilient development and transformational adaptation. There needs to be an all-in approach in the built environment sector to deliver the critical 1.5ºC pathway. A significant majority of the world’s major cities have committed for all new buildings to be net zero by 2030 and all buildings to be net zero by 2050. But with approximately 80 percent of existing building stock set to still be standing in 2050, meeting this net zero goal is a huge challenge for the real estate sector. In its 2021 Global Sustainability Report, JLL—the first real estate company...

Travelers Call for Change as Tourism Recovers from Pandemic, Faces Uncertainty

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA—Travelers want the global tourism sector to learn the lessons of the pandemic, and to change for the better, a brand-new global survey has found. The Future of Tourism Survey explored attitudes to travel and the expectations of consumers in 11 countries around the world. It found that: 44 percent of respondents called for greater harmonization of health protocols and the use of technology to enable seamless travel. 34 percent wanted to see greater sustainability at the heart of tourism. 29 percent wanted to see health and sustainability prioritized over profits for the travel sector. 33 percent...

Inspired Nature Collection from Tarkett Explores the Wonder of Nature

SOLON, OHIO—A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett is launching a new collection that imagines a more balanced world, one where mankind’s influence on nature is less apparent. Inspired Nature is a new collection of modular carpet and Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet, along with a coordinating digitally printed LVT, that explores the wonder of nature and its ability to heal. The collection was born at the height of global isolation—a time when we saw the natural world beginning to restore itself to a healthier balance. We saw a resurgence of cleaner air. A reduction in water and noise pollution....

Vietnamese Hotel Appoints Sustainability Officer to Lessen Carbon Footprint

KHANH HOA PROVINCE, VIETNAM—Vu Ngoc Linh, a hospitality professional with over a decade of experience in food and beverage departments, has left the career ladder of the typical restaurant professional to pursue a whole new kind of fulfillment. Earlier this spring, the 580-room Alma Resort on Vietnam’s south-central coast appointed Linh as its first Sustainability Officer. It will be Linh’s job to track the property’s energy consumption, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste disposal, transportation, education efforts, and building design. The role also involves creating sustainability programs, budgets, and schedules, evaluating the success of sustainability initiatives, and managing three staff committees...

African Bush Camps Opens Lolebezi in Lower Zambezi National Park

LOLEBEZI CONCESSION, ZAMBIA—Nestled atop the fabled Zambezi River banks on five hectares of remote wilderness in the eastern region of Lower Zambezi National Park sits Lolebezi, a new luxury safari camp from African Bush Camps (ABC) conceived and designed in partnership with Fox Brown Creative. With 3,300 feet of river frontage, the lodge and its modernist design follow the river’s undulating twists and turns. Developed cooperatively with a local family with a strong passion for Africa’s wildlife, culture, and future, Lolebezi has begun welcoming guests for immersive safari experiences. The camp sits in a striking location vibrant with wildlife and drawing from...

ITW Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award

GLENVIEW, ILL.—ITW Food Equipment Group has earned the nation’s highest honor for energy efficiency for the 15th consecutive year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded ITW Food Equipment Group its Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for 2022. By maintaining a focus on energy savings and efficiency in the manufacturing of food equipment from its family of premium brands—Hobart, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Baxter and Stero—ITW Food Equipment Group has earned Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence awards since 2010, as well as Energy Star Partner of the Year...

Aramark Commits to Reducing GHG Emissions from the Food It Serves by 25 Percent by 2030

PHILADELPHIA—Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service provider, announced it is the first contract catering company in the U.S. to sign World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Cool Food Pledge. By signing the Pledge, Aramark is committing to drastically reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the food it serves in the U.S. by 25 percent by 2030. Cutting carbon emissions is a critical component of the company’s sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. The announcement supports Aramark’s efforts and furthers the company’s journey toward setting science-based targets, including its path to net zero emissions, since...

Mannington: New, Refreshed Products to be 105 Percent Carbon Offset

CALHOUN, GA.—Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105 percent carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least. From raw material extraction through manufacturing (known as “cradle-to-gate”), the products will not contribute to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a key driver of greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, more than a dozen new and refreshed products are being carbon offset. With many more products...