| Green Travel News |
Want to know how Delta Hotels and Resorts’ new environmental sustainability program is going? You can track it online. Canada’s largest independent hotel chain has challenged its 8,000+ employees at its 46 properties “to rethink everything we do to create positive, long-term environmental change.” They’re calling the program Delta Greens.
The program’s goals touch on every aspect of the hotel business—from guest services to construction to how Delta operates and maintains its properties and works with its suppliers and employees. All Delta hotels commit to decreasing energy consumption, carbon emissions and water consumption by 30% within five years, as well as reducing waste by 10% and increasing waste diversion by 25%.
That’s enough saved energy to power 21,000 homes and a reduction in carbon dioxide equal to taking 15,000 cars off the road for a year. It’s enough saved water to fill 900 Olympic swimming pools and reduced and diverted waste the equivalent of 640 full dumpster trucks.
Canadians and anyone else can follow Delta’s progress in achieving its goals via the Delta Green Watch section of the company’s website. The data, the company promises, will be updated three times a year.