The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Earns Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

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The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach has earned a 2 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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It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel

Kaanapali, HI June 21, 2010 - The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach becomes one of 1st lodging properties in Kaanapali, HI to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently they are the only hotel in Kaanapali that has been rated environmentally friendly, and The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach the first lodging property to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 2 Green Eco-Leaf, which is a “Good” rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach earn their 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become the first lodging property rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - energy sensor initiatives are in-place - HVAC control system installed - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Environmental Self-Audit.

Hotels in Hawaii are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach six other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Hawaii lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Jet Luxury Resorts @ Ala Moana, Chalet Kilauea Collection, Pacific Beach Hotel, Kona Village Resort, Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort, and Pacific Beach Hotel.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach is one of 1st Kaanapali 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 Whaler On Kaanapali Beach contact them at (877) 997-6667 or visit whalerkaanapali.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 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.
Contact:    Richard Varner
602-864-5553
rvarner(at)istaygreen(dot)org

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