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Sandymount Hotel wins a 2015 Pakman Award

Published on: 2015-10-27 09:53:15


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Wholesale gas prices decline 13% in a year

Published on: 2015-10-27 10:05:18


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Green roofs will become mandatory for commercial buildings

Published on: 2015-10-19 09:50:40


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Marriott International making big gains in corporate responsibility

Published on: 2015-10-19 17:30:39


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IHI Environmental Manager of the Year 2015

Apply Now - closing date - Monday 19th October
Published on: 2015-10-08 11:24:16


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Ibec Environment Awards 2015/16 *call for entries*

Published on: 2015-10-07 15:53:19


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UK AA Hospitality Awards 2015-2016 - Eco Hotel and Group

Published on: 2015-10-07 17:37:48


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How going green helps companies make money

Published on: 2015-10-05 09:14:58


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Ibec Environment Awards 2015/2016

Published on: 2015-10-05 09:17:45


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Published on: 2015-10-05 09:19:38


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Beware False Gifts......Further Update

The light bulb con - have you fallen for it?
Published on: 2015-06-11 12:10:12


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SFA 2016 Awards Announced - €50,000 package for all Finalists

Published on: 2015-09-14 09:55:50


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2015 REPAK Pakman Awards

Sandymount Hotel - Shortlisted
Published on: 2015-09-13 15:00:00


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New website for corporate responsibility

Published on: 2015-09-07 08:29:48


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2015 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards announced

Published on: 2015-09-07 08:35:24


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Towns clean up their act on litter issue

Published on: 2015-09-07 08:36:59


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Energy bills could soar as ESB and EirGrid ask for billions

Published on: 2015-08-31 08:52:41


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Starwood Unveils Water Story: Thinking Beyond Conservation

Published on: 2015-08-24 11:29:37


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Hotel identified as Legionella outbreak source that kills 12 in New York

Published on: 2015-08-24 11:33:23


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Sustainability is the Core of an Authentic Hospitality Experience

Published on: 2015-07-27 11:30:54


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Ecolab Releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

Published on: 2015-07-27 11:33:09


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Booking.com survey shows trend moving towards sustainable travel

Published on: 2015-07-20 11:10:35


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Making the world a better place makes business sense

Published on: 2015-07-17 12:51:48


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Leading restaurateurs use more local food suppliers

Published on: 2015-07-17 14:32:11


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Energy Management - Refrigerators and Freezers

Published on: 2015-07-15 16:12:31


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Sustainable travel in the Burren

Published on: 2015-06-01 11:58:46


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Burren maintains its leading destination status

Published on: 2015-06-01 11:59:48


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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Releases CSR Report

Published on: 2015-06-01 12:03:12


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Burren Food Trail wins EDEN Award

Published on: 2015-05-30 14:38:31


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Blue Flag Beaches Awarded 2015

Published on: 2015-05-30 14:43:28


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New Mandatory Energy Auditing Scheme for large enterprises - is this you?

Published on: 2015-05-30 14:47:58


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Maritime Hotels Ocean Restaurant wins Irish Restaurant Award for Eco

Published on: 2015-05-26 14:29:54


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Taking the great leap forward on climate change

Thought Piece - Eamon Ryan, Green Party - Irish Times
Published on: 2015-05-20 16:01:23


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Paying the right price for energy

Thought Piece - JOHN FITZGERALD, Irish Times, 19/5/2015
Published on: 2015-05-19 09:15:28


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EDEN 2015 - Finalists announced

Best Use of Food
Published on: 2015-04-30 16:50:38


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Irish Country Hotels commit to Buying Local

Published on: 2015-04-27 09:43:31


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Top Green Hotels in the World Announced

Published on: 2015-04-27 10:46:00


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Accor marks advances in sustainable development

Published on: 2015-04-21 10:18:16


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Hotel Doolin wins at Green Awards 2015

Published on: 2015-04-20 09:30:14


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2015 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition takes off

Published on: 2015-03-30 09:12:54


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Marriott Announces Water Conservation Results

Published on: 2015-03-30 11:04:56


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Hotel Association of Canada Survey shows 47% of business travellers see eco-certification as very important

Published on: 2015-03-27 15:31:48


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TripAdvisor Effect’ Improves Hotels RevPar

Published on: 2015-03-20 13:50:33


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European Green Leaf Award launched for smaller cities

Published on: 2015-03-16 11:04:11


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Fáilte Ireland Launches Seventh EDEN Competition with Tourism and Local Gastronomy as This Year’s Theme

Published on: 2015-03-12 17:28:38


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Sustainable Tourism and CSR Highlights at ITB 2015 Berlin

Published on: 2015-03-10 10:21:58


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Is it Time to Stop Using Cleaning Chemicals?

Published on: 2015-03-09 11:10:41


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2015 Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were launched on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 in Dublin Castle.

Published on: 2015-03-09 11:15:51


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Xavier Font on How to Communicate Sustainable Tourism

Published on: 2015-03-03 10:36:37


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TripAdvisor Green Leaders – Blessing or Curse?

Published on: 2015-03-03 12:15:24


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GHP talks about Resource Efficiency to Northern Ireland businesses

Published on: 2015-02-20 11:14:43


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Restaurant puts carbon footprint on the menu

A restaurant is claiming to be the first in the world to carbon footprint everything it serves
Published on: 2010-04-28 16:14:02


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Irish grid upgrades will help renewables flourish

Promised upgrades to Ireland's national grid are needed if the country's renewable energy sector is to meet its full potential
Published on: 2010-04-28 16:24:15


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Green Hospitality Award welcomes new members in May

20 Sodexo units countrywide, a leisure centre and three hotels have joined the programme in April.
Published on: 2010-04-27 12:01:40


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Sustainable Energy Awards 2010 - now open for entries

Has your organisation achieved success in taking control of energy consumption? The 2010 Sustainable Energy Awards is now open for entries.
Published on: 2010-04-27 12:29:39


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2010 Energy Show Review

The 5th Energy Show, run by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland – the old SEI), was held in the RDs on the 14/15th April.
Published on: 2010-04-27 13:02:51


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Sodexo Adopt Pilot Programme

Sodexo is to launch a Pilot Programme with c. 20 sites across the Island of Ireland with the new GHA Eco label & Awards programme for the non Hotel sector.
Published on: 2010-04-27 13:31:12


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Travel & Tourism Demands 21st Century Thinking for Future Sustainability

The voice of the world's 100 foremost Travel & Tourism leaders, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments ...
Published on: 2010-04-23 10:31:30


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Energy price war may spark big switch back

So far 300,000 households have made “the big switch”, but now the light could be about to go out on the marketing campaign.
Published on: 2010-04-19 19:06:07


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Our friend's electric

Is Eamon Ryan paving the way for the electric car?
Published on: 2010-04-19 19:15:34


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European energy could be 100% renewable by 2050

Europe and North Africa have the potential to meet all their electricity needs from renewable sources - if there was an international grid and energy market.
Published on: 2010-04-15 10:59:28


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Power-generating options must balance low carbon with supply and price security

Ireland must have 40% renewable energy by 2020. But where will the rest come from? Barry O’Halloran reports
Published on: 2010-04-09 17:23:30


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Kingspan research project makes solar leap

A PIONEERING Northern Ireland-based research project could be set to transform the way solar technology is harnessed to provide environmentally friendly energy solutions.
Published on: 2010-04-09 17:26:55


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Ireland takes first steps towards new waste policy

Irish Environment Minister John Gormley has laid out how he plans to deliver a new waste policy that will steer the country away from landfilling and towards higher recycling levels over coming years.
Published on: 2010-04-07 11:54:50


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GHA partners with Good Food Ireland (GFI)

At the last workshops we had food tasting organised by some fantastic GFI artisan food providers all passionately committed to using local Irish food, high standards and sustainable ethics.
Published on: 2010-04-01 15:24:53


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2010 'make or break year' for Ireland's green economy

History is likely to judge Ireland's green renaissance - or lack of it - on the choices made this year.
Published on: 2010-03-31 14:14:56


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Published on: 2010-03-31 16:31:29


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Green flags flying across the country

Thanks to our sponsors, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Green Hospitality Award Silver and Gold members can now display their green credentials by flying a green flag.
Published on: 2010-03-31 17:28:18


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Green Hospitality Award welcomes new members in March!

Green Hospitality Award (GHA) welcomes the new members who have joined the programme in March 2010. new members include hotels, B&B's and activity centres and other tourism businesses.
Published on: 2010-03-31 17:49:13


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Green Awards 2010

Westport Woods Hotel wins the Green Small to Medium Enterprise Award at the Green Awards 2010.
Published on: 2010-03-19 11:06:03


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Five year green business strategy for Ireland

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has unveiled a five-year plan to transform the country into a society based on sustainability.
Published on: 2010-03-17 13:08:02


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The Less Food Waste = More Profit Guide is now available!

Don’t miss the Food Waste Regulation Deadline 1st July 2010 Prepare and Prevent!
Published on: 2010-03-11 11:50:11


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Fairmont Going Dark for Earth Hour 2010

- The Empress is probably my FAVOURITE hotel of all time. The Empress Dining room is also one of my fatioruve restaurants. Some people call it stuffy, overpriced, and old food. I love it. I love the service, I love the way they make their drinks, I love the care and thought they put into their food! And I love that you can customize anything on the menu or challenge them to make something new!The suites at the Empress are always really nice. I love the patterns and the old-fashioned-looking handles in the bathroom and the fluffy towels and sheets. I love the chairs. The arms of the chairs. The cushions of the chairs.I should really go there on the weekend sometime soon. I've forgotten how much I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Published on: 2010-03-03 11:51:36


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British restaurants launch sustainability association

British restaurants have come together to establish an association aimed at improving their reputation for poor environmental performance.
Published on: 2010-03-03 17:25:07


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Earth Hour 27 March 2010 - how your hotel can support it

Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future.
Published on: 2010-02-26 11:01:13


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GHA welcomes new members in February!

Green Hospitality Award is the only Irish hospitality environmental certification programme that is recognised internationally. Following the latest workshops in Midlands the new members include Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cabra Castle Hotel, Kilronan Castle Hotel and others.
Published on: 2010-02-26 12:15:18


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New Skillnets training - Green Leaders Environmental Management Programme

The aim of this intensive 3 day environmental course is to equip individuals with the skills necessary to implement an Environmental Management System within their business and identify the actions required to achieve environmental certification
Published on: 2010-02-26 14:52:43


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Ireland unlikely to meet EU waste targets

Ireland looks set to miss its legally-binding EU waste targets and faces 'significant challenges' in meeting its carbon-cutting targets.
Published on: 2010-02-24 12:57:48


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Cut carbon for Lent

Christians around the world have began fasting for Lent - but one bishop is urging people not give up chocolate or alcohol but carbon instead.
Published on: 2010-02-24 13:56:13


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Cornell Sustainability Roundtable Proceedings Demonstrate Complexity of Green Operations

The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) has posted the proceedings of its inaugural Sustainability Roundtable.
Published on: 2010-02-22 19:42:05


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Irish firms need to be open on emissions

Carbon Disclosure Project Ireland has called on the country's largest companies to report carbon emissions and detail how climate change affects their businesses.
Published on: 2010-02-17 16:47:34


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Half-a-Billion-Dollars for Brazil Hotel Industry Sustainable Development

By offering more favourable conditions to projects that take environmental sustainability into account, the government expects to obtain environmental commitment from the hotel industry.
Published on: 2010-02-17 17:45:52


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Environment still important in downturn

UK bosses are more concerned about green travel than those elsewhere in the world, according to research.
Published on: 2010-02-11 11:04:51


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Majority of Europeans concerned about water supplies

More than two in every three Europeans are concerned about the quality of the water in their country, a recent European Commission (EC) report has suggested.
Published on: 2010-02-11 11:16:48


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Winter Olympics get bronze for environmentalism

Organisers of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics deserve only a bronze medal for environmentalism according to a Canadian green group.
Published on: 2010-02-10 16:30:26


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Triple Bottom Line and Eco-Efficiency: Where to Start?

Triple bottom line, sometimes called the TBL or 3P approach – People, Planet and Profits, requires thinking in three dimensions, not one.
Published on: 2010-02-03 18:32:22


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Expedia announces worldwide enhancement of their green hotel program

Are you an Expedia “green hotel partner”? if you are a green program participant, update your content to display your green/sustainability status.
Published on: 2010-01-29 12:38:03


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Gap in energy prices closing between Ireland and EU

Honestly?????? We at least have the government clrontoling these prices, why we have to put up with this when those in government officer are not affected by this. I am really angry now more than ever as it is now going into 2 mths I am unemployed and I cannot believe how difficult it is to get a job. We have the sunshine list out yesterday, gas prices up by almost .05cents, grocery and the new election which will cost us more for these idiots to sling mud at each other not acheiving anything at all. Can you tell I am angry???
Published on: 2010-01-29 15:35:31


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New Food Waste Prevention Booklet by EPA

EPA due to publish new ‘Food Waste Prevention Booklet’ in February 2010.
Published on: 2010-01-29 16:15:01


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McDonald's target greener beef burgers with major study of Irish cattle suppliers

One hundred Irish beef farms are to take part in a major study by fast food giant McDonald's, who are aiming to cut greenhouse gases in beef production.
Published on: 2010-01-27 18:34:41


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Meter charges would help deliver decent water supply

Water, water everywhere -- and not a drop to drink.
Published on: 2010-01-27 18:36:54


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Energy prices fell 15% to end of June, says SEI

GAS AND electricity prices for Irish businesses fell by an average of 15 per cent or more in the first half of 2009, compared with a 2 per cent increase across the EU..
Published on: 2010-01-27 18:40:23


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Say hello to the Ireland developed in between double decaf lattes and spa treatments

A top guidebook says the side of Ireland that is most attractive to tourists is disappearing
Published on: 2010-01-20 14:06:37


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Flying the flag for greener European cities

Cities with a track record of environmental improvement and ambition to do even better can now apply for the prestigious title of European Green Capital.
Published on: 2010-01-12 14:49:50


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Saluting the green supply chain

European EMAS Awards 2009 - Seven organisations picked up European awards for excellence in environmental management at a ceremony in Stockholm in November.
Published on: 2010-01-12 15:07:11


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IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT -- AND WE FEEL FINE

This video actually sucks.. I'm dasnih and i visit copenhagen not alot, but sometimes in the years coming by .. It's a lovely place to walk around in, you couldn't really ask for more..Tivoli is classy' and extremely well for both children and grownups, it's very very pretty in the winter!While walking on Strf8get (Main area) you will see alot of different people which is so nice, thumbs up peeps.. And thumbs up for copenhagen!..I can also declare that stockholm is a nice city too!
Published on: 2010-01-12 16:04:09


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Tax paper bags too NGO urges Irish Government

Once seen as a pioneer in tackling the environmental impact of disposable shopping bags, Ireland risks being left behind as other countries introduce more progressive measures to address the issue
Published on: 2010-01-06 12:39:23


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Green Ideas for New Year Resolutions

Here's a list of 10 simple green ideas - eco-friendly New Years resolutions to do your bit for helping the environment.
Published on: 2009-12-31 12:59:19


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A Third of Consumers would opt for 'eco-friendly' Hotels

Almost a third (29%) of respondents would choose a known 'eco-friendly' hotel if it was offered by a popular online booking system.
Published on: 2009-12-30 15:47:48


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Vision Video Choice Watch the COP15 Story

Watch Copenhagen as it happened – laughs and tears, violence and fun – ultimately disappointment.
Published on: 2009-12-30 16:28:34


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COP15 Obama Climate Accord What it Means For Tourism

Of course climate change and the cost of mitigation and adaptation will affect the travel and tourism industry.
Published on: 2009-12-30 16:42:48


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Seven key consumer trends for 2010

Following this year’s global economic recession, consumers are ready to reset and start fresh for 2010.
Published on: 2009-12-30 16:59:37


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The shift to geotourism - engaging in cultural travel experiences

It used to be that American tourists sought familiarity in even the most exotic destinations they traveled to. Today, vacationers are looking to immerse themselves in the authentic culture of a destination.
Published on: 2009-12-29 14:38:39


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New Hampshire Tourism Site Adds ‘Green’ Booking Option

Visitors to New Hampshire who want to stay in a “green” property can now search and book a room via the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development’s website.
Published on: 2009-12-29 14:44:43


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Ireland to face ‘repercussions’ over CO2 emissions

Ireland will face 'serious repercussions' over the country's failure to reduce carbon emissions, according to green cement company Ecocem.
Published on: 2009-12-29 15:06:18


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The Copenhagen Accord explained

Following two weeks of tense talks delegates at Copenhagen's COP15 have presented the world with an Accord.
Published on: 2009-12-29 15:40:11


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ACA scheme expanded by a further 3 categories

In the recent budget it was announced that the Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) scheme was to be expanded by a further three equipment categories.
Published on: 2009-12-29 17:35:43


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€2.3 Billion Spend in 2010 will protect the environment and promote a sustainable economy

John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government welcomed total spending of €2.3 Billion for his Department for 2010.
Published on: 2009-12-29 18:04:26


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Repak launches 'Prevent and Save' website at Packaging Optimisation Forum

Repak, the industry-funded packaging recycling scheme, has announced that over 4395 tonnes of packaging was prevented through its packaging optimisation scheme.
Published on: 2009-12-31 11:43:44


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COP15- Forecast Agreement Means Treble Whammy for Tourism

The fact is that there will be a joint statement of agreement at the end of COP15 and it is becoming more and more likely that this will have legal standing very quickly indeed, maybe within 6 months.
Published on: 2009-12-16 11:47:16


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Ireland increases renewable energy use by 21%

Irish ministers have welcomed a report showing the country's moving towards renewable energy.
Published on: 2009-12-16 13:07:09


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Small country, big emissions - Ireland squares up to responsibilities in Copenhagen

Ireland's environmentalists have said that the country, though small, must do its bit at the COP15 talks as it has some of the highest emissions per head.
Published on: 2009-12-10 12:43:11


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Robert Fisk’s World: We're not taken in by luxury hotels' new green awareness

'If you want clean towels, you’ve got to leave them on the floor like a peasant'. Read the M. Bergin's response to Mr Fisk.
Published on: 2009-12-09 17:10:49


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Dublin fares badly in green survey

Dublin has been ranked 21st out of 30 in a list of the greenest cities in Europe. According to the Siemens European Green Cities Index, Dublin is the worst city in Europe in terms of its transport infrastructure.
Published on: 2009-12-08 17:01:32


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Element Hotels Power up Another Eco-Innovation

Rolling out the "green carpet" for drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles, Element Hotels today announced its goal to install electric car-charging stations at all of its properties by the end of 2009
Published on: 2009-12-03 11:16:39


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Stern says Copenhagen could still save world

The COP15 talks set to kick off in Copenhagen next week might still have the potential to save the world from catastrophic climate change, according to Nicolas Stern.
Published on: 2009-12-03 11:30:53


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Ireland reviews waste management policy

A tax escalator which would see gate fees on materials going to landfill rise year on year could be the single most effective mechanism to cut waste in Ireland.
Published on: 2009-12-03 11:37:40


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Jobs potential of 'green economy' stressed

POTENTIAL FOR more than 80,000 sustainable jobs exists in the “green economy” by 2020, a Government-backed report has claimed.
Published on: 2009-12-03 13:04:40


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Sustainability and the Need for Ambidextrous Marketing

Companies that promote aggressive sustainability claims risk greenwashing accusations. But being too quiet about sustainability achievements leads to missed growth opportunities.
Published on: 2009-12-03 16:48:08


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Copenhagen Q&A – How COP15 Will Change Tourism for Ever

Depending on individual governmental actions, the cure may be more painful than the disease..
Published on: 2009-11-30 11:54:49


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Let the Clean Economy Begin

From 7 December 2009, environment ministers and officials will gather in Copenhagen for the COP15 UN climate conference to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol
Published on: 2009-11-26 16:55:38


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The Proper Use of Disinfectants in an H1N1 World

Hotels and restaurants that have been taking steps to green their cleaning operations may mistakenly be setting back their green cleaning programs as a result of H1N1 and other public health concerns that have surfaced in recent years.
Published on: 2009-11-26 17:43:24


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Ireland must up its environmental game, minister warns

Ireland must be ecologically 'solvent' the country's environment minister told a pre-budget parliamentary debate this month.
Published on: 2009-11-25 12:23:20


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State housing stock to be refitted under insulation plan

The state's entire housing stock of more than a million homes will be retro-fitted within a decade under an ambitious new Government home insulation scheme..
Published on: 2009-11-25 12:24:02


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Planting trees may stop 10% of UK's emissions

Planting enough trees to cover an extra 4 per cent of the UK in woodland could lock up one-tenth of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century, researchers said yesterday.
Published on: 2009-11-25 15:30:04


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Greenhouse gases at highest levels on record, says UN

Geneva – Concentrations of greenhouse gases, the major cause of global warming, are at their highest levels on record and are still climbing...
Published on: 2009-11-24 11:32:17


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Sheraton Suites Tampa Incorporates ‘Make a Green Choice’ Program

As part of its eco-initiative, hotel management has launched the “Make a Green Choice” program. Through this project, the Sheraton aims to improve housekeeping sustainability and productivity.
Published on: 2009-11-23 11:52:07


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Report warns of climate threat

Low-lying power plants, vulnerable water supplies, railways and motorways are all at increased risk of the effects of climate change, according to a report from the Irish Academy of Engineering..
Published on: 2009-11-18 15:59:16


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Ireland demands fuel suppliers include biofuels

Ireland's energy minister Eamon Ryan has announced that the Government has approved legislation forcing suppliers to include an average of 4% of biofuels.
Published on: 2009-11-12 11:44:15


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Biodiversity loss 'impacts' economy

Poor environmental management is damaging to our wallets as well as our health, Minister for Environment John Gormley has said.
Published on: 2009-11-11 15:00:24


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Ireland helping to lay the foundations ofthe green economy

The green economy represents the world's most likely avenue out of the current recession, while at the same time providing the Earth with more environmentally friendly technologies and ..
Published on: 2009-11-09 10:58:21


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Confidence in tourism sector gradually picking up

The decline in international tourism may have started to bottom out, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Published on: 2009-11-09 11:19:16


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Third of consumers would opt for ‘eco-friendly’ hotels

Almost a third (29%) of respondents would choose a known ‘eco-friendly’ hotel if it was offered by a popular online booking system.
Published on: 2009-11-04 12:47:53


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Campaign to cut carbon footprint

new Government campaign has been launched to encourage people to do cut their own carbon footprint by ten per cent during 2010.
Published on: 2009-11-04 14:29:54


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Ireland must adapt to unavoidable climate change

While Ireland must continue to be involved in global efforts to curb climate change, it must also prepared and adapt to minimise the unavoidable impacts that have already begun.
Published on: 2009-11-04 14:39:21


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Green Hospitality Award is expanding into the micro-tourism sector

A new Ecolabel and Award is announced for the micro-tourism sector. As part of this development GHA intends to partner with sectoral organisations across the country.
Published on: 2009-10-31 15:45:37


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Gormley insists carbon levy in budget will be revenue-neutral

The carbon levy in December’s budget will not be used as a tax to raise revenue for the exchequer, Minister for the Environment John Gormley indicated yesterday.
Published on: 2009-10-30 13:01:02


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UK firms face carbon reporting

British firms may soon face mandatory carbon reporting and that issue of carbon reports is on the agenda of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December
Published on: 2009-10-30 13:05:03


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Green Hotels Are Set to Gain Commercially

Thats following the GHA 3rd National Conference “Planning for a Sustainable Future” in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotels, Dublin, last week. Charlie Browne from IKEA, Paddy Matthews, Failte Ireland, Deirdre O'Sullivan from AVIVA stadium and others speaking at the conference
Published on: 2009-10-30 14:21:21


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GHA members pick up awards

REPAK Recycling Award for Clarion Hotel Cork and former participant of the programme Lifetime Lab receive ISO 14001. Meanwhile Andrew Mullen, Radisson Blu Little Island Cork, has been nominated for SEI 2009 Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year (Small / Medium) award.
Published on: 2009-10-30 18:47:34


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Green Hospitality Award welcomes new members!

Four Seasons Dublin, Clarion Sligo, Brooks Hotel Dublin, Europe Hotel and Resort Killarney and Springfort Hall are the latest additions to Green Hospitality Award.
Published on: 2009-10-30 19:13:09


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Envirowise & Institute of Hospitality 'green' survey

Save £250 per employee per year by reducing waste, stresses Envirowise after the results of the Institute of Hospitality survey.
Published on: 2009-10-23 11:41:16


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Waste not. Money-saving underlies a Green trend

Across America, an anti-garbage strategy known as "zero waste" is moving from the fringes to the mainstream, taking hold in school cafeterias, national parks, restaurants, stadiums and corporations.
Published on: 2009-10-23 11:50:25


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McWilliams becomes a devoted convert to ecology

David McWilliams has discovered that saving the planet is more crucial than economics, writes JOHN GIBBONS.
Published on: 2009-10-23 18:27:32


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Irish aim to recycle 75% of packaging waste

Ireland has announced a new target of recycling 75% of its packaging waste by 2013.
Published on: 2009-10-22 12:29:55


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Best corporate citizens: Hotels

France's Accor Group tops new Tomorrow's Value Rating, but hospitality industry as a whole lags on responsibility.
Published on: 2009-10-23 11:32:11


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Time to pull the plug on the bottled water swindle

The plastic bag levy must be extended to the containers holding the 130 million litres of water we drink annually, writes JOHN GIBBONS
Published on: 2009-10-15 10:49:38


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ESB to supply gas to commercial clients

THE ESB has entered the commercial gas supply market, but has no plans to enter the domestic market, the semi-State body said yesterday.
Published on: 2009-10-15 10:59:00


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New map reveals UK and Ireland's sinking feeling

A coastal map created by a university has shown southern Ireland, eastern England and Wales are sinking while Scotland is rising
Published on: 2009-10-14 14:01:04


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Green New Deal points way out of economic trough

Desperate attempts to patch up a failed economic system will only further sap our remaining resources, writes JOHN GIBBONS
Published on: 2009-10-06 14:17:06


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Report warns of threat to beaches from climate change

Dramatic changes in climate could have an adverse effect on Irish tourism and heritage later this century, a new report has concluded.
Published on: 2009-10-06 14:25:15


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GHA audits commencing in October

It is that time of the year again – GHA audits will be taking place in October and November this year.
Published on: 2009-09-30 14:03:10


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Business leaders urge Taoiseach to support low-carbon economy

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been told by some of Ireland’s business leaders that the Government needs to prepare strong legislation on climate change, based on the latest scientific evidence
Published on: 2009-09-28 12:17:49


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European Week for Waste Reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is a 3 year project supported by the Life+ Programme of the European Commission until 2011. In 2009, the Week will take place from the 21 to the 29 November 2009.
Published on: 2009-09-28 17:05:59


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Winter Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (WPDRS)

WPDRS rewards large businesses that can reduce their electricity usage between 5 pm and 7pm during the months of November through to February.
Published on: 2009-09-28 17:26:35


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EU accreditation puts Glanbia in driving seat for energy efficiency

GLANBIA Ingredients Ireland is being hailed as a leader in energy efficiency.
Published on: 2009-09-23 15:20:06


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'Back your own' and help Irish business - Cowen

Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday called on Irish people to show a sense of patriotism and “back your own” ...
Published on: 2009-09-23 15:54:01


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REPAK compliance from €550* - NO back-dated fees

Repak is offering membership to newly obligated Hotels and Licensed Premises at a special once off rate of €550 ...
Published on: 2009-03-05 13:51:04


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Carbon levy may be just 1c per litre in next Budget

The carbon tax may be as low as 1c or 2c per litre of petrol or diesel when it is announced in the Budget.
Published on: 2009-09-15 18:13:07


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Introduction of carbon tax suggested

The Commission on Taxation has recommended the introduction of a carbon tax to help cut Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Published on: 2009-09-07 12:38:24


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New campaign to cut UK’s carbon emissions

Great campaign and as an eco chomaipn I am doing my bit to encourage people to turn things off when they are not using them and save energy in other ways. Also, how about installing motion sensor lighting that goes off when there is no-one in the room? Kingston Hill doesn't have much of this and looking at the energy use I notice that Kingston Hill's energy use doesn't go down that much at night is there a connection?
Published on: 2009-09-07 11:46:00


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Public Consultation on the Draft Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009

These intend to require the separate collection and biological treatment of specified food waste waste arising in commercial premises.
Published on: 2009-09-01 11:54:00


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Irish food brands start new campaign

Thirty-one Irish food and drink brands have formed an organisation, Love Irish Food, to encourage people to buy Irish-made food and drinks.
Published on: 2009-09-01 12:05:09


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Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Annual Awards 2009

IHI Annual Awards are now open for entries in six categories, including Environmental Manager of the Year.
Published on: 2009-08-27 16:27:04


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Don’t be left behind! Fáilte Ireland 'Green Filter' update

We have talked about it for a while now and despite a slight delay - ‘green filter’ will be introduced into the Discover Ireland website.
Published on: 2009-08-26 11:58:50


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European 100w and frosted bulbs phased out as from September 2009

The phase out of 100w and frosted lightbulbs gets underway next week in an effort to drive down emissions in Europe
Published on: 2009-08-26 12:40:27


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Carbon Offsetting Challenge

A new generation of environmental claims around reducing and offsetting carbon emissions is emerging. False or misleading claims damage consumer perception of carbon offsetting, thereby damaging the emerging industry.
Published on: 2009-08-21 17:49:22


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Visitors say they would pay for a green Ireland

Most tourists visiting Ireland would rather stay in hotels that had tackled their environmental impact and a sizeable minority say they would be prepared to pay a premium to do so.
Published on: 2009-08-20 16:57:29


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'Carbon neutral' conference

More than 200 European delegates will attend a “carbon neutral” conference this week ...
Published on: 2009-08-18 14:31:13


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Greening The Global Economy Through Sustainable Tourism

With climate change and the global recession driving the current international political agenda...
Published on: 2009-08-13 10:36:42


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Ireland plans climate change bill

The Irish government has said it will draw up a law tying the country to carbon cuts ...
Published on: 2009-08-12 13:21:01


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U2 aim for carbon neutral tour

Wrinkly rockers U2 are hoping to keep their environmental credentials...
Published on: 2009-08-12 14:56:27


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Government Fails To Tame Irish Electricity Prices For SMEs!

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association were "bitterly disappointed ...
Published on: 2009-08-10 11:17:11


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The Best of Irish

Hotel & Catering Review is back with our annual celebration of the Best of Irish Food and Drink.
Published on: 2009-08-06 17:17:16


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Good to Know: Report Shows Hotel Guests Prefer Green

Been feeling a little blue about your eco hotel’s green initiative lately?
Published on: 2009-08-05 10:32:06


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Irish firm buys its first British wind farms

ESB has snapped up its first UK based wind farms after announcing the market was 'key' to a low carbon future.
Published on: 2009-08-05 13:18:11


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Carbon tax will send fuel and heating bills soaring

HOMEOWNERS can expect the cost of heating their homes and fuelling their cars to increase by hundreds of euro a year if the Government introduces a carbon tax in the December Budget.
Published on: 2009-08-04 11:07:57


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Kerry landscape damaged by rural houses, admits council

THE COUNTRYSIDE in Co Kerry has been damaged significantly by the proliferation of one-off houses, Kerry County Council has acknowledged in new guidelines it has published to protect the remaining landscape.
Published on: 2009-08-04 11:11:40


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Adopt a Low Carbon Diet and Help Curb Further Global Climate Change

For decades, people have begun to choose vegan and vegetarian diets over more resource-consuming standard diets. People choose these diets for health, environmental, animal rights, and also spiritual reasons.
Published on: 2009-08-04 11:16:19


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Offer for Battery and WEEE collection

Do you have an accumulation of batteries and waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) in your hotel?
Published on: 2009-07-31 15:01:15


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Consumers are Ready to Spend More Green on

The 2009 Green Brands Global Survey reveals that worldwide, consumers are ready to spend more of their income to ensure the products and companies they support are operating sustainably.
Published on: 2009-07-28 10:37:56


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Walmart Announces Sustainable Product Index

In time, sustainability labels could provide us with information about the environmental and social attributes of consumer goods, much as nutrition labels tell us about the content of the foods we eat.
Published on: 2009-07-27 15:54:04


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Directory of environmental products and services is launched

Enviroshop.ie aims to encourage and facilitate hospitality businesses to select eco-friendly products ...
Published on: 2009-07-27 16:26:36


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Hoteliers Reject Additional ESB Price Levies

The Irish Hotels Federation has rejected as short-sighted proposals by the Commission on Energy Regulation to impose a Public Sector Obligation levy of €57.7 million on electricity customers, which would cost individual hotels up to €30,000 per Annum.
Published on: 2009-07-27 16:51:57


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The Green Awards 2009 open for entries

Last year Westport Woods Hotel and Spa received 'The Green Entertainment & Leisure Award'. Other categories include Overall Green Business Award, Green Energy Award, Green Building Aawrd and two new categories - Green SME and Green Entrepreneur.
Published on: 2009-07-22 14:13:07


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Ariel

Patrick ManganIt is very interesting to cosinder the supposed reduction in waste being produced by Ireland in this time of large scale recycling . Where does all this super efficient recycling take place? Not in Ireland any (most of the time). I understand that one small piece of plastic, say from a window on a paper envelope is enough to contaminate the batch and make it unsuitable for recycling, so it must be landfilled or burned. I suspect that most of our supposed recycled material is landfilled abroad where no-one knows or cares. Isen't it convenient if the Irish authorities dont bother to rigerously check if it is actually being recycled?Perhaps it would be better if it was not exported, then at least we could have some trust in the figures being bvanded about about how well we are doing, despite consistant growh in consumption and in waste production.
Published on: 2009-07-22 15:08:27


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Privately held businesses globally still willing to introduce 'green' practices

Despite the global downturn, plenty of privately held businesses are still prepared to introduce 'green' practices - even if those green practices have a negative effect on the bottom line.
Published on: 2009-07-20 12:09:40


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Fairmont says “grease is the word” with innovative recycling initiative

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a leader in responsible travel and longstanding environmental steward, is proud to provide its own take on the topic: recycling kitchen oils, rather than discarding them.
Published on: 2009-07-20 12:15:31


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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and National Geographic extend partnership to include global geotourism initiatives

This partnership includes global geotourism initiatives that enrich the understanding of environmental and cultural responsibility among InterContinental associates and guests worldwide.
Published on: 2009-07-20 12:05:48


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Quality clean green wood fuel

A peer-nominated working group of wood fuel suppliers met in earlier this year to develop a wood fuel quality assurance scheme for Ireland. This QA scheme will provide customers with confidence that they are purchasing a quality wood fuel from a sustainable source relevant to their needs.
Published on: 2009-07-22 15:18:55


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Irish 'well informed' on global warming

Irish people have become more aware about climate change in the last year, with two-thirds now telling EU surveyors that they are well informed about the ways to tackle global warming, up 7 per cent on 2008.
Published on: 2009-07-22 14:57:07


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Scotland passes world's "most ambitious" climate bill

The Bill sets a target of reducing emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, including emissions from international aviation and shipping. It also sets an interim target for a 42 per cent cut in emissions by 2020.
Published on: 2009-07-21 17:46:53


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Fairmont Announces Green IT Strategy

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced a comprehensive sustainability plan to address its technology infrastructure and IT operations.
Published on: 2009-06-30 10:20:19


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The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Unveils Slate of Environmental Firsts for the Top-Tier Hotel Sector

A slate of eco-friendly firsts will be unveiled when The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte opens this October, from a green, vegetated roof to employee uniforms made of fabric derived from regenerated plastic bottle materials.
Published on: 2009-06-29 14:27:59


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EPA to review waste licences to restrict acceptance of biodegradable waste

By reducing the number of licences awarded, the regulator hopes to maximise the use and value of waste before it is disposed of to landfill.
Published on: 2009-06-25 12:25:26


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Environmental Best Practice Guidelines to Green ‘Events and conferences’ are on the way

Fáilte Ireland commissions the preparation of Best Practice Guidelines in the Environmental Management of Conferences and Events for the Business Tourism Sector
Published on: 2009-06-25 14:25:20


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Green Hospitality Award Members increased by 20%

Thirty-three new properties have joined in the first six month of this year. These include hotels from groups such as Ritz Carlton, Bewleys and Hilton to owner managed properties such as Claregalway Hotel and County Arms Hotel, Offaly.
Published on: 2009-06-23 14:19:40


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Hilton Foundation goes the distance for local charities

Over 70 hotels and offices in the UK and Ireland between them managed to cover 26,654 miles, comfortably passing the 24,901.55 miles needed to cross the globe.
Published on: 2009-06-22 10:49:29


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Serving up a better planet: Fairmont makes waves with new sustainable seafood pact

Fairmont has announced an extension of its brandwide Green Cuisine program to include sustainable seafood choices in support of a global effort to conserve precious marine species.
Published on: 2009-06-19 11:30:29


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Why This Is the Right Time to Go Green

One of the core pillars of going green is doing more with less — saving physical and financial resources. So while the instinct may be to pull back from green initiatives in hard times, that would be shortsighted and a huge mistake.
Published on: 2009-06-18 16:23:27


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Top 12 Reasons to Go “Green”

Twelve simple facts that make a solid case for going 'green' with Green Hospitality Award.
Published on: 2009-06-18 16:42:42


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Rainwater or greywater?

Whilst the aim of both technologies is to reduce the reliance on mains water, the methods, results and applications can differ greatly.
Published on: 2009-06-17 11:22:27


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Encouraging the tourism and travel industry towards a low carbon economy

‘Towards a Low Carbon Travel and Tourism Sector' report represents the fruit of a collaboration between UNWTO and several key organisations andis part of a longstanding action by the tourism and travel sector to respond to climate change.
Published on: 2009-06-11 11:03:59


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Water efficiency will be next big thing for green building

While the green building agenda has been dominated so far by carbon footprints and energy efficiency, water is set to become a much greater issue over the next five years.
Published on: 2009-06-10 11:50:29


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Irish blue flags down after heavy summer rain

The number of blue flags given out to Irish beaches fell slightly this year due to unusually heavy rainfall, according to the government.
Published on: 2009-06-10 11:56:54


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China aims to build 10,000 green hotels in four years

These green hotels are expected to reduce water consumption by 20%, cut electricity consumption by 20%, and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 45,000 tons over four years.
Published on: 2009-06-09 10:54:04


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Rezidor signs UN Global Compact 'Caring for Climate' initiative

By signing "Caring for Climate", Rezidor reinforces its commitment to the further development of corporate strategies and practices to reduce carbon emissions.
Published on: 2009-06-08 10:30:28


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Marriott Rolls Out Green Events Program Throughout Europe

The largest hotel industry initiative of its kind, this program builds on Marriott’s aggressive environmental strategy.
Published on: 2009-06-08 10:33:48


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Venerable US hotel sees future is green

From wealthy clients who agree to have the sheets changed less often to 19th-century chandeliers using low-energy bulbs, one of Washington's oldest and most prestigious hotels is going green.
Published on: 2009-05-27 12:56:57


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Tough times may be turning road warriors into eco-warriors

"Whether they're motivated by saving money or saving the planet, travelers clearly want the opportunity to follow green practices on the road," said Brian McGuinness, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Published on: 2009-05-29 10:36:47


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Irish Hotels make substantial reductions in Environmental Costs

2007 benchmark figures suggest that GHA members have improved their environmental performance for energy and water management by approximately 20% and have reduced their waste to landfill by 40%. This has resulted in significant savings for GHA members with an estimated €3 million saving / annum for c. 100 hotels
Published on: 2009-05-28 13:47:59


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Water: the Next Energy Crisis

In Ireland there has always been plenty of water available at little or no cost. This has changed since, and today parts of country – especially east and southeast – are experiencing growing concerns of water shortages, which is reflecting in the increasing water rates.
Published on: 2009-05-27 12:01:20


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A Classic Scenario

A classic scenario: a guest or a staff member comes into the room/office and first thing turns on the air-conditioning to maximum. Then when it gets cold, it is turned up to the hottest setting. This process may be repeated throughout the day.
Published on: 2009-05-27 21:23:18


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Belgian city goes veggie

Ghent has declared a weekly 'veggie day' when a meatless diet will be encouraged in an effort to reduce the city's carbon emissions.
Published on: 2009-05-26 13:13:55


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Pubs across Ireland are being helped to go green

Instead of just pouring the black stuff pubs are being helped to consider green stuff by the Irish government.
Published on: 2009-05-26 13:16:17


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Local and authentic travel the post-recession trend

A shift towards more local and authentic travel following the global recession is being suggested by a new study.
Published on: 2009-05-26 14:23:31


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Green Hospitality Award welcomes nine new members!

We would like to welcome new businesses who joined the programme in May 2009!
Published on: 2009-05-26 15:18:12


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Green Hospitality Award is launching a pilot project for Restaurants and Contract Caterers

The Green Hospitality Award is delighted to announce that it is launching a Green Hospitality Award specifically for Contract Caterers and Restaurants in 2009. This Award is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Published on: 2009-05-26 18:26:47


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Make the 'G' and the 'E' in GREEN Stand for 'Guest Experience'

As both business and leisure travelers increasing look to their lodging accommodations as a provider of mental, physical and financial well-being, the sustainable hospitality movement is well-positioned to enhance the guest experience on all three fronts.
Published on: 2009-05-18 11:51:22


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Green energies give rise to 'eco-bling'

Attempts to make buildings more energy-efficient by installing expensive “green technologies” have resulted in the rise of “eco-bling”,..
Published on: 2009-05-14 11:29:14


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Incineration levy and rise in landfill tax on the way

A new incineration levy along with a significant hike in the present landfill levy could be introduced by the end of the year.
Published on: 2009-05-14 14:34:43


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Smart energy meters for all UK homes

Every home in the UK is to be fitted with a 'smart energy meter' to monitor power use and hopefully reduce bills
Published on: 2009-05-13 14:44:50


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Giant TUI Travel Gets Tougher With Green Hotels

TUI Travel UK & Ireland is stepping up its efforts to make its business sustainable by getting tougher with its hotel partners.
Published on: 2009-05-12 15:49:04


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Over 1,000 buildings for energy-saving refurbishment

MORE THAN 1,000 large-scale public buildings are to be refurbished to reduce energy consumption by up to one third, and all new housing is to be "carbon neutral" by 2020, the Government announced yesterday
Published on: 2009-05-11 14:07:14


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Sharing a green vision

There are so many organisations helping us to go green – and finally, they’ve come together to compare notes. Will it make a difference?
Published on: 2009-05-11 14:15:56


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Change.ie launches Carbon Management Tool

The Irish Government has launched its online tool helping businesses measure their carbon emissions.
Published on: 2009-05-08 14:51:42


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Debunking the myths surrounding sustainability

Kevin,I have found that remineralization is estensial to restore the minerals back into my garden soil that the plants have used up. It makes a very big difference. I use a mineral powder (called Azomite), compost and some basic organic materials at the start of each spring, just before planting. This year I omitted a bed to see what the results would be. The plants were smaller, sick and produced for less then the treated beds. My seeds all germinated as well. There is a difference.
Published on: 2009-05-07 11:03:02


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Electricity and gas prices to drop by 10-12 %

The reduction is likely to be of little benefit to most gas users over the warmer summer months but it will cut about €150 a year off the average electricity bill.
Published on: 2009-05-06 14:58:21


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Croke Park stadium carbon-neutral plan achieved early

Croke Park: Cúl Green joint project between the GAA and the ESB makes the Dublin stadium carbon-neutral ahead of schedule
Published on: 2009-05-05 15:31:52


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Visitor Attitudes Survey 2008

According to Failte Ireland visitors survey, 52% visitors to Ireland seek to stay in a hotel that has reduced its environmental impact – 35% would pay more!
Published on: 2009-05-01 17:52:01


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Climate change - We must act to cope with a new reality

THERE may be little enough we, as a small island of less than five million people bobbing away like so much flotsam between continental Europe and the Atlantic’s western fringes, can do to influence climate change, but ...
Published on: 2009-04-28 11:16:41


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Is Green Still Golden?

Everyone knows that the price of going green is usually steeper than the alternative. So with the recession putting the squeeze on consumer spending, are marketers becoming less enthusiastic about pushing environmentally correct products?
Published on: 2009-04-27 15:04:08


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Top Ten Tips to Carbon Accounting - by Parsons Brinckerhoff

While carbon footprinting has become increasingly prevalent over recent months, the pressing concern now is for companies to understand the detail of their footprint and know how to reduce it
Published on: 2009-04-22 10:55:11


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Catering and accommodation sector encouraged to embrace Green Hospitality Award ethos

Companies that embrace the Green Hospitality Award ethos into their management process stand to reap rewards in terms of reduced energy and water consumption, less waste and carbon emissions but more importantly...
Published on: 2009-04-22 11:40:27


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Tripadvisor travelers say it's not easy being green

72% Question Hotel "Green" Practices; 44% Say Green Travel Options Hard to Find
Published on: 2009-04-20 10:10:58


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The Green Hospitality Award team congratulate the Bush Hotel on achieving the EU Flower

Tthe Bush Hotel was one of the original members of the "Greening Irish Hotels" programme run during 2005/2006 which was a precursor to the launch of the Green Hospitality Award across Ireland
Published on: 2009-01-12 18:39:09


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Sofitel hotels around ASIA gear up to help the environment

Sofitel Luxury Hotels is staging a massive clean-up campaign as part of "Earth Guest Day", an initiative which aims at working to improve the environment in communities in which the hotel group operates...
Published on: 2009-02-04 18:31:30


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Eating out is still on the Menu - Bord Bia Just Ask campaign

Just Ask is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the food (particularly meat) on their plate comes from and to encourage chefs to provide this information on their menus
Published on: 2009-04-14 12:39:23


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TripAdvisor unearths top 10 green eco-mmodations

TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced its top 10 eco-friendly accommodations, according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers
Published on: 2008-11-08 20:09:02


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Separating fact from fiction on the environment

Traditional media can still play a major role in highlighting risks to the Earth or human health
Published on: 2008-11-11 21:23:43


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Summary of Environmental Legislative Requirements for Hotels available for GHA members

This register details the exact legislative requirements of all environmental legislation related to the hospitality industry in the areas of waste, energy use, building control, air emissions, water, noise, dangerous substances, habitats & biodiversity and planning.
Published on: 2009-01-12 18:25:32


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Environmental hotel leader joins WWF's climate savers program

i stayed at the Fairmont hotel in Dallas a few years back and it was eelcelxnt. the service was great. the concierge was always very helpful and had great suggestions and the cleaning service always came at just the right time. they werent like some hotels that end up cleaning your room while you are in it. it was like they knew when you would leave because you would leave your room dirty, be gone for just a little, and come back to a clean room. the rooms were very nice too. we had a normal room with 2 doubles connected to a suite. the suite had a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a living room with sleeper sofa, and a dining area. it was overall a very nice hotel and the prices were good for what we got. i dont know how the other fairmonts are but if they are all as good as this one then i would definitely recommend it.
Published on: 2009-01-20 11:47:17


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GHA offers best value for Environmental Certification during tough economic times

A recent review of the costs associated with accommodation providers adopting environmental accreditation shows that the GHA is able to offer the best value in the market ...
Published on: 2009-04-01 17:10:11


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Rezidor Sustainability Report 2008

The purpose of this Sustainability Report, in combination with the Rezidor 2008 Annual Report, is to help shareholders and other key stakeholders to value, assess and understand the operations of The Rezidor Hotel Group.
Published on: 2009-01-12 18:19:26


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What tourists want: Is there a market demand for green hotels?

One of the emerging trends among international travellers is the growing environmental consciousness. The future tourists will tend to be more educated and with higher environmental awareness. The process has already begun.
Published on: 2009-01-20 11:43:11


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Eco-certification of hotels can play important role in achieving more sustainable water management

The EEA report Water resource across Europe – confronting water scarcity and drought highlights the need for sustainable ‘demand-led’ approach to water management ...
Published on: 2009-03-26 16:45:53


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CO2 damage to oceans could lead to a global calamity

One of the most serious threats now facing all life on planet has crept up almost unnoticed
Published on: 2009-03-20 13:46:53


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Global Green New Deal needed to save planet

Scientists are no longer mincing their words on the dangers posed by global climate change
Published on: 2009-03-20 13:59:23


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Scarce food, water, energy will bring global mayhem by 2030, says scientist

A "PERFECT STORM" of food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources threaten to unleash unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration.
Published on: 2009-03-20 14:05:20


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Carbon trust ‘One Million A Day’ Campaign to save UK Businesses £1 billion through climate change action

The Carbon Trust says that at least £1 million a day can be saved by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, and most businesses can save up to 20% on their energy bills implementing no cost or low cost action on energy efficiency.
Published on: 2009-02-20 17:21:11


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Ireland targets biodegradable waste

According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Waste Report (2007), published recently, diverting food waste from landfill is the main waste management priority for the coming year
Published on: 2009-02-09 13:02:38


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Maritime Hotels Ocean Restaurant wins Irish Restaurant Award for Eco
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Taking the great leap forward on climate change
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Paying the right price for energy
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EDEN 2015 - Finalists announced
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Irish Country Hotels commit to Buying Local
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Top Green Hotels in the World Announced
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Accor marks advances in sustainable development
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Hotel Doolin wins at Green Awards 2015
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2015 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition takes off
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Marriott Announces Water Conservation Results
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Hotel Association of Canada Survey shows 47% of business travellers see eco-certification as very important
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TripAdvisor Effect’ Improves Hotels RevPar
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European Green Leaf Award launched for smaller cities
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Fáilte Ireland Launches Seventh EDEN Competition with Tourism and Local Gastronomy as This Year’s Theme
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Sustainable Tourism and CSR Highlights at ITB 2015 Berlin
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Is it Time to Stop Using Cleaning Chemicals?
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2015 Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were launched on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 in Dublin Castle.
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Xavier Font on How to Communicate Sustainable Tourism
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TripAdvisor Green Leaders – Blessing or Curse?
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GHP talks about Resource Efficiency to Northern Ireland businesses
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