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GreenScene - November 2015
In this Issue

Green Key Global and Clean the World Canada - working together to pro mote soap recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond.

This partnership encourages Green Key Global members to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities to help Canadian food bank and homeless shelter.   The process is simple, subscribe online and enter the coupon code provided to receive your 2% rebate.

Clean the World
is a social enterprise that collects and recycles discarded soap and bottled amenities (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, gels) from hotel partners in Canada, USA,  Europe, Hong Kong and Macau, China and Thailand. The recycled soap is also placed in hygiene kits, which are donated to homeless shelters, senior citizens, and struggling families in Canada and the United States. Soap also is distributed around the world in areas where there is a high risk of hygiene-related illness.

Hotel Beekeeping - From Innovation to Best Practice
Jenni Moon, Greenview

Urban beekeeping has seen an uptake in recent years due to the ever growing phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in which honeybees are dying off at alarming rates. Bees provide an essential ecosystem service in helping to pollinate our crops, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, coffee and tea. Without bees, our agricultural systems would cease to exist. Just this past May, the US EPA has proposed restrictions on certain toxic pesticides from commercial use to help protect bee populations crucial for pollination

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California Hotel & Lodging Association selects Green Key Global as its Preferred Green Certification Partner

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has selected Green Key Global's Green Key Eco-Rating Program as its official sustainable certification program for the state's lodging industry. The selection of Green Key Global as its certification partner complements a drive by the association to instill a culture of sustainability amongst its lodging members.

Engineering & Maintenance: Are You Giving Your Team the Tools to Succeed?

Yes, having linen policies in each hotel room can conserve energy & water. Sales teams work diligently to ensure that their clients (the event professional) are aware of the green initiatives taking place at the hotel from a meetings perspective. And you have order the right products for your housekeeping teams to use when cleaning guestrooms, etc.

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Is Your Kitchen Facility Truly Green?

Stat: Approximately 20-30% of a hotel's total energy need is used in the kitchen. Restaurant kitchens can run close to 80%, though it is estimated that 60% of the energy consumed is not used to cook food!

Why Event Professionals Should Look at Corporate Sustainability Policies

As event professionals, you are tasked with the responsibility to plan an event that draws attendees, engages them throughout the course of the timelines, and on top of that, plan a meeting, conference, or special event that has green initiatives to it. While we don't think "easy" or "simple" are the right terms for it, heading in the right direction with the right research and the perfect partners are a great way to start.

Supplier Spotlight
BioHitech America's Eco-Safe Digester

Incorporating technology into a hotel's business model plays an important role in their growth. And those within the lodging industry know that in order to stay competitive being innovative will secure a hotel's future and keep them one step ahead of their competition.

BioHitech America's Eco-Safe Digester is more than a simple aerobic digester. The digester incorporates cutting-edge technology to offer management real-time visibility into their hotel's daily output of food waste and helps maintenance complete more work in less time.

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In Other News
Caesars Outlines Environmental, Social Impacts of Its Focus on 'Inspiring Citizenship'

Gaming, hotel and resort company Caesars Entertainment Corporation released its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, Inspiring Citizenship, this week. The company achieved most of its 2015 targets early and has established new interim targets for 2020 in accordance with their goals for 2025.

Hilton Sparks Major Expansion of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT)  announced a major electric vehicle (EV) charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end of 2016. The program will cover all types of electric vehicles, including Teslas. Current, powered by GE, will provide stations to charge other car makes.

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