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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.

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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.

McKinsey & Co. Report—Accelerating the Transition to Net-Zero Travel

NATIONAL REPORT—The worsening effects of climate change have made decarbonization a top priority for many industries, including global travel and tourism, which accounts for between 8 and 11 percent of the world’s emissions. If nothing is done, the sector’s carbon emissions will only rise as it grows. Travel activity is expected to soar by 85 percent from 2016 to 2030. As more consumers, employees, regulators, and investors consider reducing their trips, they are also ramping up the pressure for the sector to reduce its carbon emissions. In response, more travel companies have pledged to reach net zero. But obstacles stand in...

Tersano to Present New Innovation at ISSA, Chicago 2022

CHICAGO—Cleaning innovations company Tersano will present new innovation at Chicago’s ISSA from October 10 to 13, 2022. From a wearable backpack sprayer to a dashboard interface that logs product usage and sustainability targets, Tersano brings to market technologies that prioritize safety, sustainability, and efficiency in the way we clean. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) hosts the ISSA tradeshow in North America each year. It opens the exhibition floor for businesses to present emerging cleaning technologies to target brands, organizations, and consumers. World-renowned as one of the leading tradeshows of the cleaning industry, ISSA attracts thousands of attendees annually, connecting categorized products and services to...

EPA Recognizes LG for Green Power Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized LG Electronics USA as one of the largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Over the past two years, LG has increased its renewable energy use in the United States by nearly fourfold, a notable achievement contributing to LG’s inclusion in the EPA’s Top 30 list. The combined annual green power usage of EPA’s Top 30 Tech & Telecom Partners currently amounts to nearly 41 billion kilowatt-hours of green power, which is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 3.8 million average American...

Sustainable Travel Consumer Report from Trip.com Group Reveals Deeper Understanding of the Sustainable Trip

SHANGHAI—Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, released its inaugural “Sustainable Travel Consumer Report 2022,” celebrating the annual World Tourism Day—September 27. This report sheds light on the increased acceptance of sustainable travel and its implications for the travel industry and the wider world. Across the globe, sustainable travel as a concept and practice has moved from the back of travelers’ minds to claim a dominant position in the decision-making process, with close to eight in 10 travelers (78.7 percent) acknowledging its importance. Sustainable Travel an Increasingly Accepted Idea Based on a survey of 7,705 respondents across 11 markets in Asia and Europe, the report finds that the...

Material Bank Signs The Climate Pledge

NEW YORK—Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for architectural, design, and construction materials, announced its commitment to The Climate Pledge. Material Bank has transformed the architecture and design industry by allowing members to search from more than 450+ brands on a single website, order samples until midnight ET, and receive all materials in a single box by 10:30 a.m. the next morning. Built with sustainability at its core, the platform reduces massive amounts of waste in the sampling process. By signing The Climate Pledge, the company takes its commitment to sustainability a step further, going beyond industry standards to place...

Electrolux & Planet Water Foundation Expand Partnership into India

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Electrolux, a leading global appliance company, and Planet Water Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses water poverty, have announced an expansion of their global partnership to provide access to clean, safe drinking water in India. The two organizations’ partnership began in 2019 and has seen Planet Water and volunteers from Electrolux build and deploy community-based water filtration systems in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, to date. The expansion of the partnership into India in August, saw the deployment of two Planet Water AquaTower systems in elementary schools in Shahapur, Thane, Maharashtra. Both systems were deployed by volunteers from Electrolux India...

Radisson Takes Major Step to Becoming Net-Zero by 2050 With Approved Science Based Targets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has received confirmation and validation of its near-term Science Based Targets (SBTs) aligned with its commitment to be Net-Zero by 2050. The authentication has been provided by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) a partnership between experts such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and the United Nations Global Compact, which drives ambitious climate action in business. It places Radisson Hotel Group amongst top companies in the world who align with the CDP climate goals and set their carbon reduction targets according to science. As a leading international hotel group...

WTTC Releases Important ‘Nature Positive Travel & Tourism’ Report

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has just released an extensive research document entitled, “Nature Positive Travel & Tourism.” I highly recommend reading this report. Says WTTC President & CEO Julia Simpson in the introduction, “Nature Positive Travel & Tourism explores how our sector can protect nature while preventing further damage to nature and promoting a regenerative approach to tourism. It also highlights the challenges we must overcome to fulfil our role as a key sector in addressing biodiversity loss and, with it, climate change. We created this report to serve as a resource for Travel & Tourism...

Green Lodging News Adds Clean the World to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Clean the World to its Green Product & Service Directory under the category of Recycling/Soap & Amenity Bottles. Clean the World provides innovative impact solutions that inspire businesses and individuals to impact their community and help change the world. Through its Hospitality Recycling program, Clean the World recycles the used soap and plastic amenity bottles left behind by guests and collected by housekeepers around the world. The Impact Reporting that is provided as part of the program provides partners advanced insights on their sustainability contributions. At any given moment, partners can review, track,...

Host Hotels & Resorts Publishes 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report, Introduces 2050 CR Vision

BETHESDA, MD.—Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust, released its 2022 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which details the Company’s CR program and responsible investment strategy along with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, progress and industry-leading accomplishments. Additionally, the 2022 CR Report introduces the framework for the Company’s 2050 CR vision. “It was a milestone year for Host’s social initiatives—especially our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging—and we continued to lead on the environmental front,” said Joanne Hamilton, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility. “While we continue to make significant...