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 Solid Waste Audits and The Power of Data: Improving Waste Management Practices with Data  Every business generates waste. Understanding the nature and quantity of waste is essential for your business to be sustainable and can be instrumental in cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and creating a company culture around the principles of Zero Waste.    An easy first step towards reaping these benefits is to consider making informed changes...

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Cruz has partnered with Green Key Global, North America’s leading international environmental certification body, to improve sustainability in hospitality and tourism. “We’re excited to be working with Green Key Global and highlight how we can support eco-tourism while offering hotel guests an exciting and exclusive amenity, while underlining a commitment to sustainable transportation,” said Annie Luke, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development at Cruz.   Cruz, energized by...

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Soap for Hope is a not-for-profit company and one of our respected partners at Green Key Global. They help hotels, and the community, by repurposing hotel amenities and donating to community facilities. This not only supports the community facilities but also diverts products from reaching the landfill.   They are growing rapidly and need more help from hotels, like Green Key Members, to accommodate the ever-growing need...

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Renewable Energy for Hotels     Many hotel owners and managers are looking for ways to make smart and practical changes to their business that will reduce emissions over time and result in greater guest comfort, cost savings, or resilience to changing weather.     Renewable energy, such as solar, biofuel and geothermal, can be a great investment with strong returns and many co-benefits. As more carbon tax regimes come into play, the cost of...

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Choosing Sustainable Hotels   What does it mean to be a sustainable hotel? Climate action, protecting natural ecosystems and creating a more equitable future are among the top opportunities of our decade. Travel has a significant impact on all three of these areas and the whole industry is undergoing a paradigm shift fueled by better data to drive better business and consumer decisions. Through responsible travel, we can...

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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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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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