Insight, encouragement, and words of sanity for hotel managers.
|Posted by Julie Baylor on September 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Last night I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Environmental Media Awards as a guest of Green Seal. The star-studded "green carpet" event held at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank is a celebration to honor Hollywood's most eco-conscious people and programs.
The EMA (Environmental M...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on August 31, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
One of the major advantages of being a green hotel is that the reputation of the company will attract like-minded people who are interested in working for an eco-conscious employer. Even in an employment market where jobs are scarce, today’s workforce is searching for a meaningful work experience where their personal values are in alignment with their organization’s values. The ability to find and em...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on July 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
In a city that so often gets a bad rap for smog and pollution, a green hospitality community has emerged. “Gateway to L.A.” is a property business improvement district near Los Angeles International Airport that came together to do something about the environmental impacts of business and travel. Hotels along Century Boulevard near LAX set aside competitive influences and joined for...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on June 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
As awareness of environmental issues and concerns become more and more mainstream, consumer expectations for corporate responsibility are on the rise. Studies and surveys of traveler sentiments reveal a growing suspicion relating to hotel green initiatives. Yet, hoteliers are reluctant to pursue third-party green certifications, citing too many obstacles and not enough data to support the ROI for certification. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on May 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
This is the audio recording of my session "The Value of Green Certification" presented at the Sustainable Meetings Conference in Montreal, Quebec, on April 23, 2012.
|Posted by Julie Baylor on April 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
When a hotel management team decides to formalize and promote green operating procedures, most of the focus centers around the Engineering and Housekeeping departments. Running in third place is often Food & Beverage, followed by offices including Front Desk, Sales & Marketing, Accounting and Human Resources. Because the IT department is generally small (often a 1-man team or a shared role), this departm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on April 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
As Earth Day approaches, many hospitality businesses are focusing on ways that they can reduce their environmental impact and promote these green practices to their stakeholders. One of the most important environmental goals that a business can embrace is energy conservation. While energy conservation strategies are often associated with high-cost renovation projects and upgrades, there are several ways that hotel managers, s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Julie Baylor on April 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Here is my six word essay for the planet:
Be Consicous Today for Future Generations.
|Posted by Julie Baylor on April 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Make your Pledge! http://act.earthday.org
|Posted by Julie Baylor on March 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
A recent study on green hospitality conducted by Washington State University noted that chain hotels have a distinct advantage over smaller independent hotels when it comes to implementing green initiatives. From the standpoint that larger chains have established corporate guidelines, purchasing restriction...Read Full Post »