Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2014
Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Gold Level GreenLeader into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
“From the time we built our Bed and Breakfast we have tried to consider the environment. We recycled used items such as our windows and circular stairway to other homes. Those items therefore did not end-up in the landfill. We provide recycling opportunities for our guests. We change linens upon request not on a daily basis as is the practice with some in the hospitality industry,” said Lori Howard a partner with Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast.
“The recent installation of our 36 panel solar field continues our effort to reduce our carbon imprint. We used a local company – Earth, Wind, and Solar of Coarsegold, in part because they had local employees who did not need to drive from Fresno or another large city to complete the job. We will generate 13,256 kwh (kilo watt hours) per year of electricity. This is the same as planting 6338 trees,” said Bruce Howard a partner with Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast.
Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Program. For more information, please visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
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