You need not look far to find individuals and business who have decided to make sustainable decision-making a priority in their workplace. Right here in Saskatoon, we have some exceptional green-thinkers who are leading the way in ensuring our community grows sustainably and who are reaping the rewards of their hard work. Not only do they recognize and try to minimize the impact of their actions on the environment, but several of these local champions are influencing and inspiring their staff, their customers and their fellow business owners to be green too.
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our local champions...
Radisson Saskatoon has been busy thinking Green for a number of years see below some of the activities and suggestions they have to offer for anyone who is looking to focus on sustainability.
In business being green can often be the more expensive option, but it is critical to remember the savings that come along with energy efficient equipment and the importance of protecting our environment. It is a great recruitment tool as well as many of our key clients have mission statements and values that mirror ours and reducing their foot print is one of them.
Radisson Saskatoon has been awarded with a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating and a 3 Green Key Meeting Rating under the prestigious international Green Key Program, an Eco-Rating program which recognizes environmental performances in hotel industry.
The Radisson Saskatoon suggests to just start, start small and build from there.
Engage your entire team and educate them on the successes, savings and recognitions.
Clean the World
It is an extra step for the room attendants to recycle the soap and shampoos, but they do and they do it because they feel they are making a difference and we back it up with the proof!
Radisson Saskatoon registered with a Tree Canada to support their 2014 goal to plant 10,000 trees. We did a bake sale and a bike raffle and raised 512.00 dollars enough for 128 trees!
For more information please visit: http://treecanada.ca/en/news-events/news-releases/10000-tree-challenge/
Keep it fresh and keep them interested.
Earth Hour on March 28, 2014 - a letter to Radisson Saskatoon guests invited them to join the hotel from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a candlelight reception in the lobby with live entertainment, acoustic guitar and singer. The letter also reminded guests to turn off the lights, TV etc.
Radisson Saskatoon has stickers in all the rooms asking guests to turn off all lights and TV when leaving the guest room.
Linen program: The Radisson has a sign in the bathrooms asking the guest to hang any used towels on the hook behind the door if they wish to reuse them. Also bed linen is changed every 3 days in rooms, unless the guest asks to have the linen changed daily. (please note: bedding is changed when the guests checks out before another guest is checked into the room)