Wednesday, 20 April 2011 14:16

Joie de Vivre Launches a Carbon Neutral Stay Option

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Joie de Vivre Hotels is California's largest boutique hotel collection. Founded in 1987 in San Francisco by Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre has built a reputation for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties in the U.S. – from boutique hotels to Japanese communal baths to exciting restaurants and lounges. Joie de Vivre's brand personality has a lot in common with the California lifestyle experience: it’s fresh, inventive, casual, and grass-roots oriented. Given its growth throughout the state, Joie de Vivre Hotels is becoming the hotel brand synonymous with the California travel experience. But this boutique hotel collection is not just setting itself apart with innovative hospitality. Just in time for Earth Day 2011, Joie de Vivre has launched a carbon neutral stay option under its Green Dreams program. The mission of the green dreams program is to preserve the environment by incorporating sustainability into core business operations. The hotels green policies and practices are designed to educate its employees and guests, reduce waste and toxins, conserve natural resources and partner with local and environmentally-friendly businesses. They adhere to the strictest environmental standards, engage in sustainable practices and maintain an impeccable quality of guest experience. Here is a summary of efforts: •             Recycling and Waste Reduction: •             Guestroom recycling program •             Hotel operations recycling/composting programs •             Use of recycled paper products (toilet paper, tissue, copy paper, printed materials) •             Donation programs (towel/linen, furniture, uniforms, partially-used bath amenities) •             Leftover food donations to local charities •             Community service - beach cleanup, donations to environmental organizations In addition to the summary of efforts, Joie de Vivre's partnership with CarbonFund.org allows guests who stay with Joie de Vivre the opportunity to offset their carbon foot print by contributing $1 per night at the time of booking their hotel reservation at participating hotels. Carbonfund.org is thrilled to partner with Joie de Vivre to support third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. For more information, please visit: http://www.jdvhotels.com/greendreams/
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