The Hospitality Green Blog Archives

The HG Blog Archives

Drive with a green foot, not a lead foot Part II

This week we will provide some helpful hints to save gas while driving.

Drive with a green foot, not a lead foot

Excited about a staycation in the Catskills, but apprehensive of high gas prices? While purchasing an electric or hybrid car may be an option, there are certainly cheaper ways to save gas.

Western Australian Peel water management plan revealed

The Western Australian Government has launched a new water management plan for the Peel region which could open up new areas for development.

Howard to begin food scraps recycling pilot program

Howard County will soon allow residents to add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes to their recyclables, becoming one of the first East Coast localities to start a large-scale composting program.

Green Jobs Offer Youth A Way Out Of Poverty

Money for college and the hope of a good-paying job after graduation are two things that are difficult for today's youth to find.

County's Stop Waste organization names best recyclers

Residents from Livermore, Hayward and Oakland won cash awards this week in a "recycling sort-off" competition sponsored by Alameda County's StopWaste.Org.

London's cycle hire scheme gets £25m boost to expand

London's flagship Barclays Cycle Hire scheme celebrates its first anniversary this week; and to mark the occasion today the Mayor has confirmed that Barclays Bank has agreed to provide another £25 million of sponsorship.

Is Your Green Building Wasting Water Like This One?

Administrators at the new, state-of-the-art green conference center couldn't believe their water bill. The sensor-driven toilets "perceived" a need to flush every time people entered washroom stalls, closed the door or even moved an air column. The new smart toilets, which saved users the "labor" of having to flush (said the salesmen) flushed before, after and during people's use of them. Some went into flushus epilepsis and flushed continuously for hours.

City adopts abbreviated environment plan

ENCINITAS — City Council voted to adopt most of the recommendations for an amended citywide environmental action plan July 20.

Pedaling Your Way to Environmental Nirvana

Another lunchtime spin class had recently been added by popular demand. But since it was new on the schedule, the session at the New York Sports Club at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan wasn't crowded when I arrived on a recent Wednesday.