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Environmental stewardship is a topic on many managers’ minds these days. Consumers are becoming more conscious of who they are supporting with many basing their choice on environmental standards. Looking beyond the dollar value of being sustainable in practice, committing to sustainability shows a commitment to the community your business operates in, as a long-term investment in the health and betterment of your neighbours. Having...

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Green Key Global, the hotel and lodging industry’s sustainable certification program of choice, has partnered with business travel technology company Tripkicks to enable business travelers to reduce their impact on the environment. Tripkicks is an add-on to SAP Concur, and provides travelers with insights and guidance as they book their trip, so they can make the best decisions. With studies showing that 85% of global...

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Green Key Global is pleased to share the following update from Green Key Vendor, Soap for Hope:   Imagine to our surprise at Soap for Hope YYC, when a 45 ft-chartered Brewster bus pulls up out front of our warehouse and is stuffed full front to back and all below compartments, stacked with hundreds and hundreds of washed sanitized Donated Hotel pillows! That is exactly what happened...

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Green Key Global is pleased to announce that the Hyatt Ottawa-West, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts will be one of the first newly built hotels in the world to open their doors with a 5 Key Eco-Rating.   With the planned opening in May 2021, the new 140 room hotel exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel...

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Travelling is one of the best ways to learn. It allows us to immerse ourselves in new environments, practice other languages, and see new cultures and histories.   However, a Nature study shows that annual tourism equals over 8 percent of the world’s carbon footprint and is growing every year. Another study says 76 percent of people said that company CEOs should “lead on the environment rather than waiting for...

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Right now, world leaders are at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid to discuss strategies to find solutions to address the climate crisis.   According to The Emissions Gap Report 2019: A UN Environment Synthesis Report, we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 billion metric tons by 2030.   Green Key Global assesses and measures in nine of the core areas of sustainability and directly impacts seven...

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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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