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Author: Green Key Global

During the last decade, the number of bed bug infestations has exploded in the hospitality industry much due to the increase in more frequent travelling and to further-away destinations. Lack of knowledge and protocols on how to act in the event of an infestation are contributing factors to the growing problem. Also, bed bugs themselves are developing resistance to insecticides making it harder to eliminate...

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OCTOBER 19, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M. ET Join Green Key Global and APTIM as we discuss energy within hotels. Topics will include best practices for energy conservation and utilizing clean and renewable energy to reduce and offset GHG emissions. We will also discuss Electric Vehicle Charging stations and the importance of this new amenity for your guests and how it can add revenue to your bottom...

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OCTOBER 12, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M. ET Join Green Key Global and APTIM as we discuss the importance of waste reduction in the hospitality industry. Learn what is driving the industry to focus on reducing waste and driving towards a zero waste goal. Discuss the importance of waste data and where to obtain it as well as best practices for hoteliers to begin their goal to...

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OCTOBER 5, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M. ET Join Green Key Global and APTIM as we discuss and introduce you to Environmental, Social, and Governance reporting and the importance it plays in the hospitality industry. Learn why it matters for the hospitality industry and your guests as well as best practices for hoteliers to begin their ESG reporting or better current efforts.   [qodef_button size="" type="" text=[qodef_button size="large" type="solid"...

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The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) have signed an official Co existence agreement (announcement attached) to streamline sustainability certification, enabling hotel chains to be certified by both Green Key Global and Green Key FEE in their various territories.   [qodef_button size="" type="" text="Press Release" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.greenkeyglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Press-release-Co-existence-Agreement-HAC-FEE.pdf" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

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Join Wylderr's free weekly newsletter that helps you to discover sustainably focused businesses, activities, events, and more in your local area.   [qodef_button size="" type="" text="Learn More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.wylderr.com/" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

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Landfill waste and food waste are both significant contributors to climate change. Hotels can take meaningful action to reduce their environmental impact through waste audits, these tools will provide you with tangible ways to reduce and divert waste. An independent review of a 200-room hotel with a restaurant found that 90% of their waste could be diverted from the landfill with better sorting practices. By addressing...

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Hoteliers aim high for low emissions to reduce their carbon footprint and attract eco-conscious travellers. Rebecca Bartlett-Jones, Manager of Business Development, weighs in. [qodef_button size="" type="" text="Read the Article" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/66944051/hotelier-june-2022/20" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

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The hospitality industry has been focusing more and more over the years on best environmental practices as a critical component of Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG. To better score, a company’s performance using ESG criteria is an increasingly popular way for investors to evaluate companies they might want to invest in.   For hotels that have their own in-house laundry, also known as an On-Premise Laundry...

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Believe it or not, ~90% of all waste produced in hotels can be avoided, repurposed, or recycled. The definition of zero waste, conveniently, is a minimum of 90% diversion with the remaining 10% being incinerated for waste to energy. This means hotels are well-positioned to set and achieve zero-waste targets and reap all the benefits.   Minimizing waste production and maximizing waste diversion helps to reduce costs, improve...

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