Bluegreen’s The Hammocks at Marathon Resort Receives GLEE Green Award

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Bluegreen’s The Hammocks at Marathon resort in the Florida Keys received the 2011 GLEE Green Ambassador Award for their green efforts and environmental conservation.

“We are extremely proud to have received the 2011 GLEE Green Ambassador Award at our resort,” says Carlos de Jesus, General Manager of The Hammocks at Marathon.

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced that their Florida Keys timeshare resort, The Hammocks at Marathon, has received the 2011 GLEE Green Ambassador Award for their “Green” efforts in 2010. The Hammocks has worked diligently over the past few years to implement conservational efforts and green initiatives put forth by Bluegreen Corporation, many of which have resulted in local and national recognition.

“We are extremely proud to have received the 2011 GLEE Green Ambassador Award at our resort,” says Carlos de Jesus, General Manager of The Hammocks at Marathon. “Our Team Hammocks enthusiastically promotes green living and is always on the lookout for new ways to promote and practice an environmentally conscious way of living.”

Each Bluegreen Resort participates in environmental programs aimed at entertaining and educating guests. The Hammocks at Marathon has adopted many “green” initiatives including the use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaners, a linen reuse program, and a display in the lobby detailing commitment to green along with a "Green Suggestion Box" for guests. Environmental policy is also discussed at monthly employee meetings while the resort’s boilers, air conditioners, ice machines, hot water heaters and dishwashers are adjusted to maximize efficiency. Daily readings of the irrigation water meter detect spikes in usage and automatic clocks with rain sensors on the sprinkler system conserve water. Plus, all appliances and plumbing offer state-of-the-art efficiency, and a DEP approved wastewater treatment plant is on-site.

To date, seventeen Bluegreen Resorts across the country have earned Green Certifications and Awards.

ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at http://www.bluegreencorp.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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