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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.

Performance Fabric Supreen Joins Material ConneXion Library

NEW YORK—Nassimi, a leading market innovator in premium faux leather, announced that its new performance fabric, Supreen, has been approved for the Material ConneXion Library—the world’s largest subscription-based materials library of innovative and sustainable materials. “We are honored to have Supreen displayed alongside some of the most cutting-edge materials in the world,” states Iwan Nassimi, Executive Vice President of Nassimi. “Given the trends we’ve seen over the past year, particularly the demand for surfaces simultaneously offering both comfort and disinfecting properties, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to showcase Supreen. We worked for several years to bring different product technologies together to create a...

The Pad, a New Colorado Boutique Hotel/Hostel, Set for July 30 Ribbon Cutting

SILVERTHORNE, COLO.—The Pad team isn’t just talking about their commitment to sustainability for their new boutique hotel/hostel that opens this summer (July 30) in Silverthorne, Colo., they’re taking action and joining more than 4,000 global sustainability leaders in pledging to adopt a new business model and culture that prioritizes purpose alongside profit. The Pad, a 36-room boutique hotel with hostel-style rooms, was recently certified as a pending B Corp with plans of achieving the full certification when they become eligible after being open for 12 months. The Pad is on track to becoming the first Certified B Corp. in Summit County,...

MGM Resorts Makes Good Again on Clean Energy Commitment

It was more than three years ago that MGM Resorts International and Chicago-based Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable energy company, partnered on a new solar photovoltaic array that would generate 100 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. The MGM-Invenergy Solar Project was to be located 25 miles north of Las Vegas and MGM Resorts would purchase all the energy generated by the project to help power its 13 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. This past week, MGM Resorts launched its 100-megawatt solar array, the hospitality industry’s largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide. The array’s clean energy now produces...

MGM Resorts Launches 100MW Solar Array, Delivering Up to 90 Percent of Daytime Power to 13 Vegas Resorts

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International, a global leader in the battle against climate change, launched its 100-megawatt solar array, the hospitality industry’s largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide. The array’s clean energy now produces up to 90 percent of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas daytime power needs, spanning 65 million square feet of buildings across 13 properties and more than 36,000 rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, including Bellagio, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and The Mirage, among others. “With MGM Resorts’ significant scale and resources, we’re positioned to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change, and we...

Allied Home Launches RENU:700 Bedding Made with Recycled Down

MONTEBELLO, CALIF.—Furthering its commitment to sustainability by helping reduce the massive textile waste that ends up in landfills, Allied Home, manufacturer of quality crafted bedding products designed to give you a better sleep experience, has launched its new RENU:700 Performance Recycled Down bedding, the first of its kind on the market. By working with a global recycling supply chain, Allied is able to collect post-consumer bedding from Germany, Italy, Russia and North America and reuse the down inside these products for its RENU:700 Performance Recycled Down bedding. The collected down undergoes an intensive sanitation process at Allied’s facility. It is cleaned...

Soul Community Planet Opens SCP Hilo Hotel

HILO HAWAII—Soul Community Planet announced the opening of its new SCP Hilo Hotel. The 138-room property brings SCP’s unique brand of holistic hospitality to the Hawaiian Islands. The hotel now is accepting room reservations with the special introductory Aloha SCP offer with rates starting at $245 per night for a limited time only. “We are excited to bring Soul Community Planet to one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The new SCP Hilo Hotel is a wonderful destination in its own right and is an ideal base for adventure-seekers and explorers looking to experience all the Island of Hawaii has to...

Thanda Island Combines Barefoot Luxury with Conservation of Marine Reserve

TANZANIA—Facilitating “wildness” and the practice of “rewilding” emerges as a preferred method for making altered landscapes wild again. An essential action is the restoration of natural processes, which can lead to increased self-sustainability of an ecosystem. The 20 acres Thanda Island shows that even a tiny private island can significantly impact the conservation of sea life and communities of the Indian Ocean. Located 16 nautical miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania and surrounded by the underwater wonders of the Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island has always had a strong focus on conservation. Indeed, Christin and Dan Olofsson, the philanthropic Swedish...

Pentair Announces Social Responsibility Strategic Targets

MINNEAPOLIS—Pentair plc, a leading provider of water treatment and sustainable solutions, announces its Social Responsibility Strategic Targets. The new targets were launched with the release of Pentair’s 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, which highlights the company’s initiatives to be a leading socially responsible company as it delivers smart, sustainable solutions that empower customers and employees to make the most of life’s essential resources. “As a leading provider of water treatment and sustainable solutions, we are proud of our efforts to further Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) stewardship that are highlighted in our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report,” said John L. Stauch, Pentair President and CEO....

Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Eco-Friendly Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—As of 2020, about 74 percent of international travelers planned to stay in eco-accommodation, according to statistics on ftnNEWS. There are plenty of ways to make your hotel more sustainable to attract tourists focused on sustainability. You may choose to invest in solar power installation, waste management, or eco-friendly decor. However, there is nothing quite inviting like the sight of a well-designed landscape. Beautiful landscaping is part of the brand experience that makes visitors more relaxed during their vacation. With this in mind, you may want to integrate sustainable landscaping practices to enhance the customer experience and grow your business. To achieve...

Fascinating Findings in The Vacationer Travel Survey

Like the recent survey conducted by Booking.com, a similar one conducted by The Vacationer indicates a strong preference for sustainable travel. When asked how important sustainable travel is to you, 82 percent said either somewhat important (56%) or very important (26%). “Sustainable travel is most important to the youngest generation aged 18 to 29,” the report said. “29.63 percent of people in this age bracket noted it was Very Important to them.” When asked, “Do you intend to make more sustainable (eco-friendly) decisions when planning travel?”, 48 percent said yes but only if it does not inconvenience them. Twenty-six percent...