It is encouraging to see 6 out of 13 properties in Jasper making a difference for our environment. It is no surprise, that with Fairmont’s substantial commitment to the environment and sustainability that The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge would earn a
Jasper, AB (Vocus) May 11, 2010
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge becomes one of 2 lodging properties in Jasper, AB to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 6 hotels in Jasper have been rated environmentally friendly, and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is one of 2 lodging properties to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Great" rating.
All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "It is encouraging to see 6 out of 13 properties in Jasper making a difference for our environment. It is no surprise, that with Fairmont’s substantial commitment to the environment and sustainability that The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge would earn a “Great” rating of 3 Green Eco-Leafs."
To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: an on-site Green Team has been created - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - energy sensor initiatives are in-place - off-grid alternative energy source utilized - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - eco-incentive programs have been created for staff - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - low water consumption landscaping has been installed - recycle containers are located inside guestrooms - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items - compostable disposable service items are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Environmental Self-Audit.
Hotels in Alberta are becoming progressively greener. In addition to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 6 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Alberta lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Sawridge Inn Edmonton South, Advantage West Inn And Suites, West Harvest Inn, Lake Louise Inn, and Executive Royal Inn Airport.
The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is one of 2 Jasper lodging properties to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.
For additional information about The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge contact them at (780) 852-3301 or visit http://www.fairmont.com/jasper.
To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit http://www.iStayGreen.org.
With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 4,500 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it's easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare "Green" lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good "Green" things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.