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Talking Point: Can you take your green credentials outside?

Talking Point: Can you take your green credentials outside?

Warmer days encourage customers and guests to eat and relax al fresco, but many outdoor living purchases may see your green credentials vanish into thin air. Simon Tappenden, director at Ovation Commercial Services, has some tips for an environmentally friendly patio or deck. Being a green hotelier is often easier to achieve indoors than out, […]

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy?

We interviewed Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, to learn more about global renewable energy solutions. GH: What do you see in particular is the challenge for hotel groups, which may have properties all over the world, in switching to 100% renewable? Stein: Almost all hotels focus their environmental efforts […]

Talking Point – Hotels can feed into the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

In March EarthCheck launched the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard to gather information on global tourism and sustainable development. Here EarthCheck CEO and Founder Stewart Moore explains how hoteliers can get involved by exploring the data and helping to fill in some of the knowledge gaps. It is with great anticipation that we introduce the Global […]

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking water and water scarcity in many parts of the world, One Water challenged a number of people to manage a whole day of water use on just five litres. In this blog Andrew Selley, Chief Executive of Bidfood (previously Bidvest […]

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their wastewater can help save them money as well as protect this precious resource. In 1993, the United Nations officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. With over 663 million people living without fresh water supply close to their homes, […]

Talking Point – Is there an environmentally friendly alternative to fire retardants?

Mark Dowen Managing Director of Cottonsafe Natural Mattress is an expert on fire retardants in furniture and is passionate about producing safe and chemical free products. Here he asks whether hotels can find a more environmentally friendly solution to fire retardant furniture. It is the responsibility for UK hotels to ensure that furniture and mattresses […]

Talking Point: Can your hotel save the earth?

In this feisty Talking Point blog, D. Michael Shafer, Harvard PhD plus Founder and Director of the Warm Heart Foundation asks why aren’t hotels doing more to stop climate change. Never considered the possibility that your hotel could help save the earth? As the hospitality industry becomes a larger part of the global economy, it […]

Talking Point: Hotels can help people reconnect with food

People need to reconnect with their food and hotels can play a part via sustainable purchasing according to Professor Chris Elliott, professor of food safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. When thinking about sustainable purchasing for food, I would urge hoteliers to consider these three questions: Does […]

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green

Data protection has been a hot topic with hotels in recent months. Here CEO and owner of Envirowaste James Rubin describes some of the greener ways hotels can keep their client information safe. While the protection of data is essential to a hotel’s relationship with its guests and employees, hotels must carefully monitor how they […]

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