Increasing Sustainability in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry

A new web resource was launched to assist the hospitality and hotel industry in becoming more sustainable. The National Sustainable Lodging Network, is providing a framework of sharing resources and information within the hotel and lodging industry. You need to sign up to the network, which is free, in order to gain access to the information.

Another great resource is Green Lodging News which provides information on green products and services for the hotel industry along with general information on sustainability.

Reduce Travel and Encourage Virtual Meetings

Airline travel is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. One way to reduce your company’s carbon footprint is to consider implementing more virtual meetings.

Meetings and in-person interaction are an important part of work and conducting business.  However, there are non-crucial meetings that could be done virtually, especially with today’s technology.

WebEx and GoToMeeting are two examples of software that allow for productive virtual meetings. Encourage your employees to use the computer cameras so that they can be ‘seen’. Studies show this does improve a meeting communications to see facial interactions.