The Cancun CVB is partnering with a consulting company to promote sustainability in such Mexican destinations as Cancun, Isla Contoy, Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morales.
Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza, the largest Green Seal Silver Level-certified convention hotel in the Southeast, is giving meeting attendees a behind-the-scenes look at its sustainability, conservation and environmental-efficiency practices.
A new rain harvest system at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta will save the hotel $30,000 a year on water and allow to depend less on city water.
Denver’s Hyatt Regency Tech Center has installed honeybee hives in an apiary on the top floor of its garage. They will be used for education and to study Colony Collapse Disorder.
A survey of 1,300 U.S. travelers by TripAdvisor.com shows that nearly two-thirds often or always consider the environment when choosing hotels, transportation and meals. The survey did not distinguish between leisure, business or group travelers. results: 62 percent often or always consider the environment when traveling. 69 percent plan to make even more eco-friendly choices […]
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You’ll be seeing even more green than usual the next time you visit Savannah, the Georgia city known for its tree-lined streets and annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The 33,000-sq. ft. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, which recycled 32 tons of materials in 2011, has stepped up its green-friendly strategies with a comprehensive plan […]
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the biggest corporate buzz words of the past few years. But it’s one of those things that needs decoding to be effective. We hear about carbon footprints, LEED certification, and Energy Star standards, and while they are all important programs that keep corporations on their toes, what does […]
Discussions about green communications are a hot and large topic. It opens up subjects such as social media, phone apps, attendee interaction and ability to track ROI. Meeting planners are always challenged to keep one step ahead in wowing attendees with the latest transfers of information or even just finding the most efficient ways to […]
Walk into the interior Garden Courtyard of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, and you might forget what city you’re in. Greenery and wrought-iron balconies overlook a half-acre of poolside lounge/event space that has a distinctively New Orleans-type feel. Thanks to a retractible roof, the venue is available to planners year-round. The property has a number of […]
When the Hyatt Regency San Antonio decided to implement eco-friendly measures, it didn’t stop at installing CFL lightbulbs or recycling. With support from VIA Metropolitan Transit and San Antonio partnership, the hotel distributed 375 bus passes to workers, providing free public transportation to and from work through 2008. Each active bus pass is estimated to […]