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Being green isn’t just for Kermit the Frog. From roadside motels to four-star luxury suites, green is fast becoming the color of hospitality. But it isn’t always easy.  Because it is the fourth most intensive commercial user of energy in the U.S., we’re all footing the bill. Travelers can play an important role in helping the lodging industry meet energy-saving goals.  Join us to hear about the benefits of Green Hotels.

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Links/Info/Resources Greens Works Radio, Pennsylvania. This site, part of Greentreks Network, Inc., originally part of the Environmental Fund of Pennsylvania that was founded in 1991, contains loads of articles, ideas, and commentary on social and environmental topics. The Environmental Protection Agency shares ideas on how to reduce, reuse and recycle, save energy and conserve water. Green Hotel Association site contains member listings and details about what makes an establishment “green.”  Green Seal Program, founded in 1995, is a nonprofit organization helping government and private industry conserve, re-use, and recycle. This site contains product recommendations and guidelines to certifying an agency or business with the Green Seal. -CERES  Started the “Green Hotel Initiative” (GHI) and has a “Best Practice Survey.” CERES is a coalition of investment funds, environmental organizations, and public interest groups with a mission to “move businesses, capital, and markets to advance lasting prosperity by valuing the health of the planet and its people.”

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