Bluegreen Odyssey Dells Receives Silver RCI Green Award

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Bluegreen Odyssey Dells, in Wisconsin Dells, WI, won the Silver RCI Green Award in 2012.

“We are proud to be a part of the eco-conscious movement,” explains Robert Rugnrod, General Manager of Bluegreen Odyssey Dells.

Bluegreen Vacations, a leading provider of vacation experiences, today announced its Wisconsin Dells resort, Bluegreen Odyssey Dells, received the Silver RCI Green Award for its eco-conscious practices. RCI announced the winners of the Green Awards Wednesday at a ceremony during the ARDA World 2012 Annual Convention and Exposition April 4, 2012.

The RCI Green Award winners were decided through a three-part process which began with resort-submitted, self assessments that included in-depth questions on the resort’s sustainability efforts. The submissions were then reviewed and scored by Rohit Verma, professor of Service Operations Management at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, to determine the award finalists. Finally, an onsite property inspection conducted by Vera took place, whereupon he decided upon the winners.

Bluegreen Odyssey Dells received the Silver Award for its practice of using supplies made only of recycled materials, including biodegradable garbage bags. Furthermore, guest rooms are equipped with a master switch to cut the power in the unit when the guests are not using it, and all lights are equipped with CFL bulbs. To limit carbon emissions, the resort also only hires associates who live within 30 miles of the property.

“All of the Green Award finalists were outstanding, with our three winners truly going above and beyond in their efforts to preserve the environment,” states RCI CEO Geoff Ballotti. “They deserve to be applauded for their hard work and enthusiasm, and serve as inspiring examples for all of us in the hospitality industry.”

“We are proud to be a part of the eco-conscious movement,” explains Robert Rugnrod, General Manager of Bluegreen Odyssey Dells. “We hope to serve as inspiration to our guests as well as other resorts by providing an environmentally-friendly space for guests and associates to enjoy. We look forward to continuing our path towards Green living, and are excited to see more and more industry awards in the field.”

ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is a leading timeshare sales, marketing and resort management company. Bluegreen Resorts manages, markets and sells the Bluegreen Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with more than 160,000 owners, over 59 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Bluegreen also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-based service resort management, financial services, and sales and marketing on behalf of third parties. For more information, visit http://www.bluegreenonline.com/explore/home.aspx. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Bluegreen’s Facebook page, or follow Bluegreentweets on Twitter.

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