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University academic calls for improved environmental messaging

Following the disappointment of many towards the recent Rio+20 talks on sustainable developments, Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental and Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University, says part of the blame for the lack of perceived action lies with “doom and gloom” messaging that has resulted in policy-makers ignoring the concerns of academics and environmentalists “Plain […]

The Sustainable Restaurant Guide to Sustainable Kitchens

Space Catering The 20-page guide provides a wealth of accessible advice and information on all the key sustainability issues, highlighting the main areas that will not only make a difference to the environment but also enable substantial savings to be made.  There are sections on equipment choice and kitchen design, as well as other essential […]

New IEMA-certificated training programme

A new training programme designed to provide managers and others with the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve their organisation’s environmental management and sustainability performance is now available from the British Safety Council The IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management teaches managers, supervisors and others how to identify the organisation’s key environmental risks and implement […]

Going Green

International Tourism Partnership The strategies and approaches presented in this paper will help to increase the sustainability of hotel operations by minimising their negative impacts on the surrounding ecosystems and cultures while increasing their positive contributions to biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation and community development. This guide is available in 5 languages

Radisson Blu Edwardian, London wins at the 2012 Best Employers Awards

Radisson Blu Edwardian, London has been named the Best Large Group Employer at the 2012 Best Employers in Hospitality Awards The award was presented to the luxury London hotel group on Monday, 18th June at a ceremony held in central London, after an extensive survey of hospitality employees by recruitment specialist Caterer.com. Based on the […]

Taking sustainability to new heights

Last week the London Heathrow Marriott had a grand opening ceremony for their new Green House – nothing that special you might think, until you realise that it has been built 22 metres in the air, on the roof of the hotel! Beautiful sunshine and blue sky greeted the guests for the grand opening, who, […]

Lessons in collaboration from commercial competitors

Earlier this week, the International Tourism Partnership and the World Travel and Tourism Council announced the ‘Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative 1.0‘ (HCMI). Essentially a voluntary code that has been co-created with the industry for the corporate marketplace, this introduces a practical approach to calculating and communicating the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way.

Major international hotel companies launch standardised approach to carbon measurement

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, are today launching a methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way. The group saw an opportunity to improve how the hotel industry […]

Search is on for inspiring water efficiency projects

Leading domestic appliance manufacturer Bosch and global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, Methven UK, have joined forces to back the UK Water Efficiency Awards 2012 The UK Water Efficiency Awards is a biannual competition, run by Waterwise and the Environment Agency, to celebrate the achievements of public, private and third sector organisations […]

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