Thursday, June 11, 2009

NEWH's New Sustainability Site Worth Visiting

The Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH) recently launched its Sustainable Hospitality website. Be sure to check it out. The site includes a Sustainability Directory that includes products listed by category. The Beds & Bedding category, for example, currently includes five companies. Dig deeper into each company's listing and you will find its Environmental Mission Statement and answers to questions about its efforts in the local community and how it is reducing its overall environmental impact.

The website includes a "Tales from the Envirohood" column, green tips for event planning, events calendar, glossary of sustainability-related terms, links to helpful sites (including our own Green Lodging News), information on NEWH's Sustainable Design competition, chapter news, a page with chapter level sustainability directors and their contact information, a page featuring NEWH Sustainable Hospitality volunteers, and a link to information on the Sustainable Suite Design Competition, for which NEWH is a cosponsor.

I have been fortunate to get to know many of NEWH's members and congratulate them on the launch of this new website. While the site is still a work in progress, it is already a helpful portal for architects, designers, developers and anyone else with a stake in sustainable hospitality.

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