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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.

Groupe GM Stepping Up Its Green Initiatives

PARIS—As a leading international amenities provider, Groupe GM continuously strives to become the most environmentally aware it can be. In 2018, the Group launched the Care About Earth program which covers all the company’s environmental and social actions and is an integral part of Groupe GM’s corporate strategy worldwide. It was developed following a decision by the Group, its subsidiaries, and agents to be a leader and proactive decision-maker in the ecological transition of its products. The program highlights Groupe GM’s ongoing commitment to the environment and demonstrates its high ethical standards. Through the Care About Earth program, Groupe GM...

A Chat with Getaway’s Chief Experience Officer About Company’s Monumental Growth, Its Sustainability Commitment

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Getaway, the hospitality company that offers mindful escapes to tiny cabins in nature, hired Carlos Becil as its first-ever Chief Experience Officer last July, following a monumental year of growth and $41.7M Series C funding. As the former CMO of Coach and Equinox, and VP of Brand Management for Starwood, Carlos is bringing a dynamic perspective to Getaway, helping take it from a “tiny cabin” rental company to a global hospitality business. Green Lodging News recently interviewed Becil about Getaway and its growth. The following are our questions and Becil’s answers: What do you consider to be your primary responsibilities? You have...

The Business Benefits of Sustainability

NATIONAL REPORT—Many businesses are happy that a new year is here, after an incredibly challenging period over the previous two. It’s a unique opportunity, as 2022 begins, to rethink how you do business and speak to the needs and preferences of consumers as they exist today. One priority for so many consumers in every aspect of their lives is sustainability. Consumers tend to be drawn to companies they feel reflect their values. One such value that’s a growing priority is eco-friendliness and being conscious of your consumption and impact on the world around you. Sustainability can mean a lot of different things....

Green Lodging News Adds Evolution Energy Partners to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Consultants/Energy Management” category. Evolution is a full-service energy management, engineering, and consulting firm offering best-in-class sustainability, energy efficiency, procurement, and analytical solutions. The company’s mission is to advise, design, procure, and build solutions that provide measured value to its client’s sustainable footprint. Evolution does this through effective energy management and increased efficiency while maximizing savings to the organization. Evolution’s customers enjoy a positive impact on the bottom line by leveraging a comprehensive suite of services that mitigate risk, enhance stakeholder/asset value, and...

Four Innisfree Hotels Earn Green Key Certification for Eco-Friendly Operations

GULF BREEZE, FLA.—Gulf Coast hotel operator and management company Innisfree Hotels announced that all four of their Pensacola Beach properties have been recognized by the Green Key Global Eco-Rating Program for their ongoing commitment to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. The Green Key Global Eco-Rating Program is an “eco-audit” that awards hospitality and tourism enterprises up to 5 Green Keys based on their sustainability practices and diligence when it comes to eco-friendly operations. The Green Key Program is recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), an international accreditation body that manages sustainability standards in travel and tourism. Of the...

Auberge Resorts Collection Unveils The Dunlin Near Charleston, S.C.

MILL VALLEY, Calif.—Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences, recently announced plans for a new coastal escape in South Carolina with The Dunlin, Auberge Resorts Collection. Located along the Charleston coastline in the waterfront community of Kiawah River, the property offers 2,000 acres of picturesque land with 20 miles of riverfront, scenic nature trails and abundant marshlands set amongst native flora and fauna. With the groundbreaking planned for January 2022, The Dunlin, Auberge Resorts Collection, will be a charming, family-friendly getaway that invites guests to take in the simple pleasures of an authentic sea island lifestyle upon its opening...

Synthetic Turf Provider Grass!365 Experiencing Significant Growth

DALTON, GA.—According to The Washington Post, the costly Southwest drought, caused by climate change, isn’t going away and a new report shows how extreme climate conditions have intensified the current drought and are a harbinger of the future. Protecting the planet and conserving natural resources are primary tenets of green building, and artificial grass leader Grass!365 believes synthetic turf solutions are the way of the future, given their ability to save water, while enhancing comfort and efficiency, in our parched country. “Our business has been booming over the past few years,” said CEO of Grass!365, Stan Pennington. “We’ve experienced 25...

‘Future of Travel Mobility’ Draws Top Leaders for Travel Sustainability, Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Travel Assn. convened top leaders in travel, transportation and technology with policymakers and administration officials for the association’s first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit recently. Discussions focused on issues central to the coming decade and beyond of transportation and technology innovation that will reshape how people travel, and which will ultimately enhance the traveler experience. Key topics included sustainability, seamless and secure travel, and innovative and emerging technology. New research by Ipsos released by U.S. Travel underscored the necessity of accelerating the advancement of new technologies and innovations, as highlighted at the summit. Over the next two to five years, one-in-four...

Zurn Water Solutions Joins United Nations Global Compact

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Zurn Water Solutions Corporation announced it joined the United Nations Global Compact Initiative—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. Joining the initiative aligns with Zurn Water Solutions’ recent transition to a pure-play water solutions company that provides a premier ecosystem of products and solutions that protect human health and the environment. Zurn Water Solutions operates as an inherently sustainable company by providing water solutions to customers while conducting business in a safe way for its employees and communities. “Our participation in the UN Global Compact connects with our core values and our commitment to water,...

CARDAMOM Tented Camp in Cambodia Reports Success in Nature Conservation

PHNOM PENH—CARDAMOM Tented Camp in Cambodia has witnessed the return of a small herd of elephants to its conservation area, after an absence of five years. A large group of Smooth Coated Otters are back too. Forest rangers discovered and photographed elephant footprints and droppings inside the 18,000-hectare forest concession, which the camp protects, with help from Wildlife Alliance and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF). “From the size of the dung and the number of footprints, it seems that this is a herd of nine elephants comprising four adult females, their calves and one juvenile,” said John Roberts of GTAEF,...