Robbinsville, New Jersey (PressExposure) May 16, 2009 -- Please take a look at this one minute EcoPodcast about this amazing achievement!
If youâve ever been part of the certification process for a green lodge, you know that it takes a lot of dedication and teamwork. Now, can you imagine what it would take to get twelve properties certified? Thatâs no small accomplishment!
Thatâs why EcoGreenHotel salutes Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. for the distinction of being the first national hotel chain to earn Green Seal certification for all its U.S. properties. The Madison, Wisconsin company is North Americaâs largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. Great Wolf spent a year auditing and upgrading all twelve of its facilities to meet Green Sealâs rigorous requirements.
Has it been worth it? Great Wolf thinks so. These resorts are not only decreasing their impact on the environment, but they are also realizing savings and attracting a new guest segment â the eco-tourist. For example, at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania, the company saved nine million gallons of water in one year by changing to low flow plumbing fixtures. Great Wolf is already reporting savings on water and energy costs, and guests are delighted to stay in a resort that places so much emphasis on protecting the environment. Itâs a win-win-win situation!
But the company isnât stopping with Green Seal. It has also launched Project Green Wolf, which will build upon previous efforts by expanding Great Wolfâs water and energy conservation measures, waste minimization, environmentally- and socially-sensitive purchasing practices, and guest education. The guest education component involves a partnership with National Geographic Kids to develop childrenâs environmental learning programs.
Hats off to Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. â a true pioneer in the green lodging industry!
Do you know about a green hotel or green hotel company that deserves kudos, too? Send a message to info@EcoGreenHotel.com and tell us about it. We may feature it in a future edition of our newsletter or on our web site, www.EcoGreenHotel.com!
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