SUSTAINABLE HOTEL NEWS
The online survey conducted in March this year looked at feedback from 57,000 Agoda customers about their attitudes to environmental efforts by the hotel industry.
Travellers from China proved to be the most enthusiastic about choosing a hotel by factoring in the environmentally friendly inclusions. When it came to opening their wallets though, the survey found that only 22 per cent of respondents would pay $10 or more per night to stay in a sustainable hotel. Read more
THREE-QUARTERS WINDS UP IN LANDFILL - BY PHIL TANK
Nearly three-quarters of the material sent to the landfill from four summer festivals in Saskatoon could have been recycled, suggests a new report.
The report, prepared for the city's environmental advisory committee, studied waste samples from the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the Pride Festival, Canada Day celebrations and the Fringe Festival. It found that 71 per cent of the material sent as waste to the landfill could have been recycled. Read more
SASKATOON'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY
The first edition of Our Environment: The City of Saskatoon's Environmental Leadership Report has been released. The report provides an overview of Saskatoon's environmental health and establishes baselines for the strategies and priorities identified under the City's Strategic Goal of Environmental Leadership. Read more
The 2015 Saskatchewan Living Green Expo is currently looking for exhibitors and sponsors. Exhibitor and sponsor information is available on the webiste at www.sklivinggreenexpo.ca.
"We work sustainably and responsibly in support of our corporate values, which are guided by our cooperative's members," said Vic Huard, FCL's executive vice-president of strategy, in a news release. "We're honoured by this recognition, which is the result of engaged employees driving innovation and sustainability initiatives across our operations in Western Canada."
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