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Shrinking Lister's carbon footprint with EcoStay
Hospitality Services at the University of Alberta has joined EcoStay, a fully transparent, third party program that supports hotels across North America in their effort to take action against climate change.
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Vernon's Predator Ridge Guests Are Waking Up to Green
Your visit to Predator Ridge Resort just got a little greener.
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MasterBUILT Hotels Guests are Waking up to Green
Your visit to a MasterBUILT Hotels location just got a little greener.
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Banff's Juniper Hotel & Bistro Guests Are Waking Up to Green
The Juniper Hotel & Bistro joins the EcoStay™ Program and takes action against climate change
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Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy is Waking Up to Green
Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy joins the EcoStay™ Program and takes action against climate change.
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Niagara-On-The-Lake's White Oaks Resort Guests Are Waking Up to Green
Your visit to White Oaks Resort & Spa just got a little greener.
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Greening a Hotel: From Carbon Offsetting to Solar Power and Recycling.
It’s no secret hotels are energy hogs. In fact, the average 150-room hotel contributes three tonnes of greenhouse gases to our global environment every day.
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Best Western holds the Key to Green Meetings: Green Hotelier, Sept 26, 2013
The Best Western Plus Chateau Granville in Vancouver, Canada has achieved a four key rating through Green Key’s Meetings Program for its Meeting & Conference Centre.
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How charging guests an “eco-fee” to offset emissions can help fund sustainable investments at your hotel: BizEnergy.ca, June 5, 2013
EcoStay program helps hotels tackle climate change. EcoStay is a no-cost program that supports hotels across North America in their effort to tackle climate change.
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Vancouver's Best Western Plus Granville Guests Are Waking Up to Green, Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville joins the EcoStay™ Program and takes action against climate change
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South Edmonton Hotel Guests Are Waking Up to Green: Money News June 1, 2012
Your visit to Ramada Edmonton South just got a little greener.
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Bellstar Hotels Join Ecostay: PR-USA.net
Bellstar Hotels Join Ecostay Today, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, based out of Calgary with properties located in Canmore, Kicking Horse and the Okanagan.
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Bellstar Hotels Join EcoStay: Travel Rates Pro
Bellstar Hotels Join EcoStay Bellstar Hotels & Resorts join the EcoStayTM Program and take action against climate change.
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Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Join the EcoStay Program and Take Action Against Climate Change: HotelExecutive
Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Join the EcoStay Program and Take Action Against Climate Change. Today, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, based out of Calgary
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Bellstar Hotels Join Ecostay: Tours.com
Marketwire News: Bellstar Hotels Join Ecostay
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Money News (April 2012): Brantford Hotel is Waking Up to Green
Your visit to Quality Inn & Suites Brantford just got a little greener today.
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Stock HQ (March 7, 212): Targeting Hotels and Motels
The idea about greener hotel is also catching up in Canada. Earlier this month, the Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel joined the EcoStay™ program.
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Red Deer Advocate (March 2012): Hotel offers guests green option
Environmentalists staying at the Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel in Rimbey can rest easy.
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Best Western Plus Mirage is Waking Up to Green
Today, the Oasis of the North officially joined the EcoStay Program. EcoStay is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their...
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Green Lodging News (February 2012): Best Western Plus Property Joins EcoStay Program
SANTA ROSA, CALIF.--The recently renovated Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites officially joined the EcoStay program.
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Best Western Plus Mirage is Waking Up to Green
Today, the Oasis of the North officially joined the EcoStay Program. EcoStay is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their...
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Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites is Waking Up to Green
the recently renovated upper mid-scale hotel officially joined the EcoStay program. EcoStay is a national initiative that helps hotels measure...
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Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites is Waking Up to Green
Today, the recently renovated upper mid-scale hotel officially joined the EcoStay(TM) program. EcoStay(TM) is a national initiative that helps...
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OSIX News (Septemeber 2011): Traveling to Canmore or Banff for business or relaxation?
Windtower Lodge & Suites is the perfect place for you. Travelers visiting Canmore or Banff for adventure, business or an opportunity to reconnect with nature take note, Windtower Lodge & Suites is 'the' year-round place to stay.
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Ft. McMurray continues to work on environmental policies to reduce their carbon footprint
Despite the concern from some Americans over the environmental impact of the oil sands, hotels in Fort McMurray continue to work on environmental policies to reduce their carbon footprint. In the Winter 2010 issue of Alberta Hospitality we described the Fort McMurray Hotel and Lodging Association's (FMHLA) green initiatives, and now those properties are participating in the AHLA's StayGreen program.
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Energy Efficiencies
Energy management is taking the green ethos to new levels. Fueled by an increasing energy demand, diminishing resources, and global climate change, technology is reshaping the economies of energy use. read more

Canada Lodging News (November 2010): Saving the world, one hotel at a time
Renewable energy has come of age. From alternative, fringe status just a few years ago to supplying the majority of some hotels' energy needs today, renewable energy is just one example of the giant leaps being made by hotels in adopting environmentally-friendly options.
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Hospitality.net (March 1 2010): Canadian Survey IdentifiesTrends with Respect to the Environment Which Hoteliers Should Note
Green Certified Hotels and Hotels Promoting Eco-friendly Practices Are of Increasing Importance to Guests For the past six years, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has conducted a comprehensive survey of Canadian travel trends...the results of this year's survey revealed several important insights of great value with respect to a hotel's sustainable initiatives.
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Northern Ontario Business (May 20 2010): Sault hotel cutting its carbon footprint
Sault Ste. Marie's City Centre Travelodge is going green with its EcoStay program, a national initiative that helps hotels reduce their carbon footprint.
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Algoma County: Going Green in Algoma!
Algoma Country is known for its natural beauty: lush green forests, clear lakes and rivers, fresh air, an abundance of wildlife and peaceful surroundings; we know how important it is to be environmentally friendly...
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Alberta Hospitality (Winter 2010): Calculating your carbon footprint
Escalating emissions of harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) have created climate change that is touching the lives of all earth's inhabitants, and even threatening their existence. The need for action has never been more urgent. Sustainability needs to become a top priority of governments, businesses, and individuals. download

Canadian Corporate Social Responsibility News (April 19 2010): EcoStay celebrates Fort McMurray's greenest hotels with Earth Day promotion
The AHLA has partnered with EcoStay to deliver the carbon capture portion of the StayGreen Alberta initiative. StayGreen Alberta was developed by the AHLA to help hotels, motels and campgrounds around the province reduce their environmental impact through education, industry best practices conservation and offsetting programs. “This partnership between StayGreen Alberta and EcoStay provides our members with an effective, easy way to become eco-friendly corporate citizens,” Dave Kaiser, AHLA President & CEO remarked. “Preserving the environment is everyone’s responsibility, and we’re doing our part.”
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Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (April 22 2010): EcoStay celebrates Fort McMurray's greenest hotels with Earth Day promotion
EcoStay is proud to announce that nine Fort McMurray Hotels have joined the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) endorsed EcoStay program.
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Western Hotelier - January/February 2010 issue
Stirring Up the Dirt
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Daily Commercial News - February 12, 2009 Delta Chelsea Hotel Receives Energy & Environment Award
The Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto, was selected as the winner of the 2008 Energy & Environment Award from the Hotel Association of Canada. This award is given to a lodging property that has developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations.
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Sonoma County tourism on the rise
The hotel on Hopper Avenue just finished a major renovation and joined EcoStay, a program that reduces its impact on the environment. Leisure ...
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