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London’s Largest Living Wall

We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at a premium, many householders have converted their front gardens into driveways or extensions and this, along with the general urbanisation of green spaces, has contributed to flooding from storm waters, and increased pollution of rivers and waterways. Many concerned property […]

On World Tourism Day, ITP and Green Hotelier join the call to safeguard water

It’s World Tourism Day 2013 and the theme for this year’s celebrations is Tourism and Water. Earlier this month in World Water Week the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) published a startling report into the global Water Risk Assessment which highlighted some regions where water scarcity could soon become an issue. Now, joining with UN Secretary-General […]

Whitbread claims hospitality first

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has become the first hospitality company to be awarded The Carbon Trust Water Standard. The company which is home to Premier Inn, the cafe chain Costa and several restaurant chains including Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, is one of only eight companies in the world to achieve the […]

In World Water Week ITP publishes its global Water Risk Assessment report

With World Water Week well under way, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) hopes to contribute knowledge and prompt debate with the publication of a new report. With a focus on the hotel industry, the report details water risk issues in key development areas – Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Shanghai, India’s Golden Triangle and Dubai. […]

UK hotels making huge savings on energy and water

Two hotel chains in the UK have found they really can Save Money and Cut Carbon thanks to partnerships with the website and consultancy team SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com. Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson – part of the Carlson Rezidor group – are between them installing 145,000 new LED lights to reduce their electrical load by […]

Woodchip boiler and water turbine win Grade II listed building a Green Tourism Gold Award

Silverholme Manor, a grade II listed country house, has been given a prestigious gold award for its outstanding eco-friendly credentials. The Manor, located on the western shore of Lake Windermere, is part of the 5,000 acre Graythwaite estate and was recently renovated after failing into poor repair. The newly transformed Silverholme is now a luxury […]

Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

Green Hotelier takes a look at how hotels can become more efficient in their laundry operations and gets the lowdown on Ozone Laundry systems A hotel’s laundry room is one of the most environmentally impactful areas of its operations.  It is estimated that laundry services in general account for roughly 15-20% of all energy consumption […]

Hotels wanted for Responsible Tourism Awards’ new Water Conservation category

In support of the United Nation’s International Year of Water 2013, the World Responsible Tourism Awards introduce a new category valid for one year only: “Best for Water Conservation” Water conservation is one of this year’s WTM 3 responsible themes, which has long advocated for access to clean and safe water by supporting the charity […]

Freshwater crisis: An infographic

Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it’s poorly managed & faces severe pressure. Water scarcity is a recognised global problem, with demand for water projected to exceed supply by 40% by 2030. By the same year, half the world’s […]