Glen Ellyn's Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

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Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard has earned a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

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With Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard earning their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating they become the first lodging property rated in Glen Ellyn. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel and we're hopeful that other are properties will soon follow suit.

Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard becomes one of 1st lodging properties in Glen Ellyn, IL to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard is first of the Glen Ellyn hotels (istaygreen.org/getcityus.cfm/city/Glen Ellyn/st/IL) 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: "With Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard earning their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating they become the first lodging property rated in Glen Ellyn. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel and we're hopeful that other are properties will soon follow suit."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property - bulk amenities and soaps are dispensed in guestrooms - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - cotton bedding and towels (non-synthetic) are utilized - an on-site Green Team has been created - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - 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 - 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 - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard Environmental Self-Audit (istaygreen.org/ecoaudit.cfm/hid/10224057).

Hotels in Illinois are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard 6 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Illinois lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Crowne Plaza Chicago O Hare, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hotel Felix Chicago one of the Green Chicago Hotels in the downtown area, while the Best Western Joliet Inn Suites is among the environmentally friendly Joliet Hotels, and eco-friendly Oak Brook Terrace hotels include the Comfort Suites Oak Brook Terrace.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard is one of 1st Glen Ellyn 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 Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard contact them at 630-629-6000 or visit http://www.cpglenellyn.com. To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit iStayGreen.org.

About iStayGreen.org:
With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 3,500 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.

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