ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Uses Eco-friendly Tissue Products from Cascade North River

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As part of ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals ongoing efforts to participate in environmentally sustainable practices, the property management company in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, now uses Cascade North River tissue paper products, including toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, and kitchen paper-towels. Cascade North River is part of the Cascade Tissue Group.

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Our team has passionately stepped up to the plate to make it happen. We're excited and motivated by this award; however, we are also the first to recognize that we have a lot more to do to stay green. This is only the beginning!

Cascade North River products are processed without the use of chlorine; in fact Cascade is the only producer of tissue paper products to comply with the stringent requirements of the SMMI (Sustainable Manufacturing & Marketing Initiative) guidelines and to have PCF certification (Processed Chlorine Free).

Cascade Tissue Group contributes to the preservation of 47 million trees every year and recycles more than 2.7 million metric tons of used paper and paperboard annually. Nearly 100% of Cascade's products are made from recycled fibers. The company also practices what it preaches by maintaining environmentally conscientious manufacturing facilities.

ResortQuest made the transition to use the Cascade Tissue Group's North River products as part of their commitment to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Sustainable Business Certification program. In November 2008, ResortQuest Steamboat was awarded Gold Certification status in the Chamber's Sustainable Business Program.

The Sustainable Business Certification requires that a business demonstrate a reduction in energy usage, a plan to reduce, recycle and reuse as much of their waste stream as is feasible, and to put in place water conservation practices. Additionally, a comprehensive analysis of policies, practices and purchasing habits is undertaken so that improvements can be identified.

Other sustainable green initiatives being implemented by ResortQuest Steamboat include a comprehensive guest recycling program. Each of ResortQuest's 300+ vacation rentals will have recycling receptacles which will be collected daily by a special Green Team. Paper, paperboard, plastics 1-7, glass, tin, and aluminum will all be stored and collected separately from non-recyclable trash in containers and recycling centers provided by the company.

ResortQuest Steamboat is trialing paper Green-KeyTM electronic keys which are made of renewable resources and are recyclable. Also in the line-up of green initiatives are Thymes Eucalyptus recyclable paper bottles for individual in-room shampoo, conditioner and lotion. They take the place of a multitude of small plastic bottles which generated a great deal of non-recyclable waste. Guest information on sustainable practices is included in the check-in package, and guests are welcomed to their vacation home with a delectable gift of chocolate confectionary created by Yepello Chocolates & Confections, hand-made in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

"A great deal of hard work and commitment went into earning the Gold certification," said ResortQuest Sales and Marketing Director, Katy Martin. "Our team has passionately stepped up to the plate to make it happen. We're excited and motivated by this award; however, we are also the first to recognize that we have a lot more to do to stay green. This is only the beginning!"

About ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals:
ResortQuest Steamboat (ResortQuestSteamboat.com), located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, specializes in providing property management services (including check-in centers, concierge, on-demand shuttle service, housekeeping and maintenance) to select, deluxe Steamboat lodging properties around the Steamboat Ski Resort base, including the prestigious Torian Plum, Trappeur's Crossing Resort, Bronze Tree, Meadows at EagleRidge, Cascades Townhomes, Evergreens Townhomes, Ironwood Townhomes, Clock Tower Penthouses, Snow Flower Condominiums and Elk Run Townhomes.

Since 1984, this management company has received the top Service designation and our resorts have been consistently awarded the highest rating of "Excellent" from the independent Condominium Rating Service.

About ResortQuest:
ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations. ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S., based on a portfolio of over 10,000 vacation rental properties, including Outer Banks vacation rentals. ResortQuest has local check-in offices at every one of its destinations and full staff on-site to provide the highest service levels to guests. With the inclusion of Partner Affiliates in North America and Europe, ResortQuest now offers over 50,000 vacation rental choices in over 100 destinations world-wide. With over a billion in sales, ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations.

For additional information, visit ResortQuest.com or call 1-800-GoRelax.

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