Author: Green Key Global

One of the easiest and fastest ways to make sustainable changes to your business, whether you are hosting or attending the events, is through your travel and event practices. There is no large capital expenditure, the planet doesn't need to be retrofitted - smart planning and green procurement is all that is needed.   We've all seen the news and heard the dire reports for our future,...

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A COLLABORATIVE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON INNOVATION AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF TOURISM TO CANADA’S SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. Join peers and stakeholders in the tourism industry in Victoria, BC on January 19-22, 2020 for the third annual IMPACT Conference: a national discussion on the industry’s impact on Canada’s economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric. IMPACT's goal is to align the Canadian tourism industry, as well as stakeholders and communities touched by tourism,...

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The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and benchmark sustainable best practices across hotels worldwide. Updated annually, the Green Lodging Trends Report helps discover innovative hotel efforts that should be recognized and can benefit peers, and shows what’s trending each year.   WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE THE GREEN LODGING TRENDS REPORT: Get a free compare report! Find out where your property...

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Hotels have been greening their operations for years now, and practices such as installing energy-saving features and reducing water consumption are increasingly commonplace. To build an even greener future, hotels are taking a deeper dive into sustainability by making bolder commitments to energy, water and waste reduction; getting more involved in local communities; and looking at technology’s role in reducing environmental impacts. Read the 2018 Green...

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Green Key Global, a leading international environmental third party-certification body created specifically for the hospitality and meeting industries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of its new brand identity and website.   “Our revitalized brand signals the strengthening momentum of Green Key Global and the sustainability efforts of the industry overall,” says Susie Grynol Managing Director of Green Key Global. “Sustainability is important to our...

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Green Key Global is pleased to welcome Jordan McKay as Green Key Field Sales Specialist. This new position has been created to drive the Association’s sales efforts of its Green Key Eco-Rating and Green Key Meetings programs in Canada. Jordan brings a deep understanding of the hotel industry, most recently employed by the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association, where she coordinated the association’s accommodation programs, including Check...

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Green Key Global is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team. Diane Wessman will be assuming the role of Manager, Market Development and Sales for Green Key Global on Monday, June 26, 2017. Diane joins HAC with extensive business and sales experience in both the private and non-for profit sectors. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development...

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The Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the lodging industry’s certification program of choice, has been renovated, and we are pleased to announce that version 3.0 (V3) is now available! The move to V3 is all part of Green Key Global’s continuing goal of remaining the leading environmental certification body in the industry and to align ourselves with GSTC Recognition status. What is GSTC? The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)...

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What did we learn this year? Tons. It was a year of significant change, with new partnerships, and new information to share. Here is just a snapshot of what we wrote about this year, and we hope it helped you move the needle! • The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced that our Green Key Eco-Rating Program has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. • We encouraged all meeting and...

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