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Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Bio-Solution H2OExcel Helps Growers Conserve Water

O’FALLON, ILL.—Globally farmers are facing a massive fertilizer shortage due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising input costs resulting from supply chain constraints. To remain competitive, more growers are turning to bio-solutions like H2OExcel to conserve water and reduce inputs during these challenging times. “Applying natural H2OExcel helps soils absorb water more quickly and efficiently, therefore decreasing water usage by up to 50 percent and reducing costs for families and business owners. This unique chemistry is put together to support a dynamic shift in the way modern farming practices have been conducted and brings to the grower the benefit...

Green Lodging News Adds Insight Energy Solutions as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Insight Energy Solutions as a Founding Sponsor at the Bronze level. Insight Energy Solutions is committed to engineering proven, turn-key, brand agnostic energy solutions and sustainability projects with its clients. Opportunities are particularly large with hospitality due to its comparatively high energy intensity, varied building loads and seasonal nature. “Being green does not mean sacrificing the core business of hospitality which is guest experience and comfort,” the company says. “Energy efficiency can and should co-exist within this business model and, in most cases, enhances it.” Insight Energy Solutions services cover a range of applications but...

Sloan Inaugurates The Water Council’s Water Stewardship Program

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—The Water Council announced that Sloan, a global manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems based in Franklin Park, Ill., has signed onto The Water Council’s WAVE program. Sloan is the first company to initiate the program since its formal launch in February. WAVE will help Sloan improve its enterprise-level water stewardship performance and public reporting, concluding with independent verification of its progress. “Water is earth’s most precious resource, and it’s important to understand and prioritize our water risks and shared water challenges in order to become better stewards,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan Director of Sustainability. “Sloan’s historic partnership with The Water Council’s WAVE...

Sophia Lykke Blends Her Talents to Keep Club Med’s Happy to Care Program on Track

Names: Sophia Lykke Title: Public Relations & CSR Manager Company: Club Med North America & Caribbean Years in Current Position: 7 months Years with Club Med: Almost 7 years Primary Responsibility: “For me, every week is different, depending on the project. Last week I was in the Dominican Republic looking at possible partnerships. On days working in Miami, I am fortunate to work with all our teams. There is not a typical day, but I am never working alone. I coordinate the collaborations between our teams internally.” Organization’s most significant accomplishment in global corporate responsibility: “There are many things we can cite but our company...

Lawn Love Ranks Year’s Most Expensive Cities for Lawn Irrigation

SAN DIEGO—Ahead of World Water Day last month, Lawn Love ranked 2022’s Most Expensive Cities for Lawn Irrigation. In each of the 50 major U.S. cities in the ranking, Lawn Love compared the average water bill against the typical yard size to measure residents’ average monthly utility expense on outdoor water use. They range from $0.65 to $9.49 per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Lawn Love also considered various factors that affect the cost of landscape irrigation, such as the types of grass that grow in each city, the region’s proneness to drought, and the legality of harvesting rainwater in the state. Check out the...

Buffalo-Based Delaware North’s GreenPath Built on Continuous Improvement

BUFFALO, N.Y.—With much of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, Buffalo, N.Y.-based Delaware North is continuing to build on its long-standing commitment to grow GreenPath, the company’s robust stewardship platform that has been in place since the 1990s. The key branches of GreenPath include environmental management, community involvement, facilities & asset protection, healthy living, and interpretation and education. “Delaware North’s GreenPath program is very much at the heart of our company’s culture,” says Debbie Friedel, Corporate Director of Sustainability for Delaware North. “It remains a driving force thanks to our leaders and caring associates who put ideas into action.” For its...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Tackles Greenwashing in Tourism with New Campaign

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts is on a mission to lift the veil on greenwashing throughout the tourism industry and help travelers make informed decisions about the places they stay. The Certified B Corp has launched an anti-greenwashing campaign to showcase the importance of transparency and the responsibility of hospitality businesses to be truthful with their guests when it comes to how they benefit people and the planet. The debut comes in tandem with recent news from around the world where select countries and lawmakers are introducing policy that would require proof and other methods of verification against any claims...

Ecolab Celebrates Water Stewardship Certifications on World Water Day

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has increased its portfolio of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certified sites, adding two manufacturing plants in Lerma and Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico and its first-ever platinum certified facility in Taicang, China. The new certifications recognize programs that significantly improve the efficiency of operations, reduce wastewater and mitigate water risks to help deliver a more water-resilient future for local communities. The AWS is a global collaboration of businesses, NGOs and the public sector to advance the responsible use of freshwater. AWS certification confirms a facility...

Hilton to Debut on Galapagos Island with Signing of Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR—Hilton announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Serinatura S.A. to welcome the Curio Collection by Hilton brand to the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz with the conversion of the Royal Palm Galapagos Hotel. The renowned property will remain owned and operated by its current management company, led by Diego Andrade Murtinho, while joining Curio Collection by Hilton, and will maintain the property’s storied commitment to sustainable, responsible travel. With an anticipated conversion in July 2022, Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton will represent the first international hotel brand name with a presence in the destination and will...

Centerline by Hobart Introduces New Commercial Dishwasher

TROY, OHIO—Centerline by Hobart just announced an addition to its line of dish machines. With the new Centerline door type commercial dishwasher, independent restaurants and midsize foodservice operations have a new option for dishwashing efficiency. An affordable line of kitchen equipment from the industry’s premier food equipment manufacturer, Centerline by Hobart offers dishwashing equipment for operations that demand quality and reliable performance at an affordable price. The new Centerline by Hobart door type commercial dishwasher is perfect for moderate daily use and features a simple, durable design to meet the demands of smaller operations and budgets. The dish machine can also...