Author: Elizabeth Smith

With many hotels participating in programs around World Water Day, Earth Day, and Earth Hour every year, it is important to recognize efforts that the hospitality industry makes to conserve and ensure their footprint on the environment is as small as possible. However, it is JUST as important to ensure that these efforts take place year round, not just leading up to their designated days. Here...

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In 2015, WWF’s Earth Hour grew to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. While the global lights out initiative remains a fantastic visual call-out, its true impact is starting to be seen in areas and communities fighting climate change on an everyday basis. Here are some stats: 172 participating countries and territories in 2015; 1400+ of the world’s iconic landmarks were switched off...

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With the 2016 Hotel Association of Canada Conference rapidly approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize two outstanding facilities who will be awarded our Green Key Energy & Environment Award; and our Green Key Meetings Award respectively. We encourage you to do so as well! The Green Key Energy & Environment Award goes to Pemberton Valley Lodge this year. Pemberton Valley Lodge has achieved...

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In 2016, we are encouraging all meeting and event professionals to take the leap and make sure your meetings, special events, and conferences are eco-friendly and sustainable. Here are a few quick tips to get started: Source name badges that are made of biodegradable materials. When researching for this post, we came across this company, who produces name badges that you can plant once your...

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