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Green Globe Status for Crowne Plaza Auckland

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Green Globe Status for Crowne Plaza Auckland


Auckland, 31 October 2008 – Efforts to improve the environmentally friendly practices of Crowne Plaza Auckland staff and guests have been recognised by one of the most prestigious eco-accreditation bodies in the world, with the New Zealand hotel’s achievement of the Green Globe Benchmark.

Crowne Plaza Auckland was awarded Green Globe status thanks to its property-wide eco-friendly initiatives, involving both staff and guests in the pursuit for an environmentally and socially sustainable future for the hotel.

Environmentally friendly procedures in place in the hotel include reducing the hotel’s water use, elimination of pesticide use on the property, using water efficient shower heads in guest rooms, recycling paper in the hotel offices, reducing guest laundry levels and using eco-friendly chemicals and laundry detergents.

“We have been working hard to reduce the hotel’s environmental impact for quite some time. To have our efforts recognised by an independent body of Green Globe’s reputation is fantastic,” says Terry Holt, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Business Development Director.

“We are proud to have achieved this benchmark level and will continue to strive towards achieving higher accreditation by improving on the systems already in place. Ultimately, our goal is to reach Green Globe Gold Status.

“We are aware that minimising the hotel’s impact on the environment is important and something that our guests expect of us. Feedback from our guests on the achievements to date has been encouraging, and we’ve received a lot of support from regular patrons who are keen to actively participate in our eco-friendly initiatives,” Holt says.

www.crowneplaza.co.nz/auckland

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About Green Globe
Green Globe is the global benchmarking, certification and improvement system assisting the travel and tourism industry to become environmentally sustainable. Green Globe provides a system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction and non renewable resource management. www.greenglobe.com

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