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Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints

Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR).
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Are self-driving cars a good thing for the environment?

Are self-driving cars a good thing for the environment? | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Sure, robo-cars are an intriguing proposition, but can they be a boon for the environment?
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Google Street View Cars Monitor Air Pollution

Google Street View Cars Monitor Air Pollution | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Google has partnered with environmental sensor networks company Aclima to better monitor and understand air pollution in urban areas.
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FedEx, United bet it's (finally) time for jet biofuels to take off

FedEx, United bet it's (finally) time for jet biofuels to take off | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Aviation biofuels are on the rise again thanks to airlines like Virgin, Southwest and United, as well as buy-in from manufacturers and logistics providers Boeing and FedEx.
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United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm

United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
United Airlines yesterday announced a $30 million equity investment in US-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, which turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. United says this is the single largest investment by a US airline in alternative fuels.
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Starwood Achieves 16% Carbon Reduction

Starwood Achieves 16% Carbon Reduction | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has reduced carbon emissions by 16 percent, water use by 17 percent and energy use by 12 percent across all owned, managed and franchised properties from 2008 through 2014.
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Carnival to Build First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival to Build First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ships | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Carnival Corporation has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships that will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by liquefied natural gas.
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W Hotels teams up with will.i.am to make bed sheets out of recycled plastic

W Hotels teams up with will.i.am to make bed sheets out of recycled plastic | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
W Hotels Worldwide has announced a new partnership with global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and Coca-Cola to shake up the hotel industry.

The partners wil bring the EKOCYCLE brand to W Hotel rooms around the world by re-making their beds with new bed sheets which are made in part with rPET (polyester partially made using recycled plastic).
Rolling out into W Hotels in North America first with global properties to follow, each king size sheet set will use around 31 recycled, 20 oz. p
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Elon Musk, Google, underwater drones: The road to autonomous vehicles

Elon Musk, Google, underwater drones: The road to autonomous vehicles | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
From industrial self-driving trucks to much-discussed self-driving cars, here's a rundown of what to expect when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology through 2035.
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Fairmont Cuts Carbon Emissions 20% Below 2006 Levels

Fairmont Cuts Carbon Emissions 20% Below 2006 Levels | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has achieved World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20 percent below 2006 levels, becoming the first hotel brand to meet this environmental goal.
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Ann Duffy's curator insight, February 24, 1:59 PM

Kudo's to Canadian Fairmont Hotels and Resorts on reaching CO2 emission reduction targets!!

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How to keep climate emissions from grounding aviation

How to keep climate emissions from grounding aviation | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Strong leadership by an industry that understands risk well could provide the nudge we need to get everyone on board.
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How to Host Sustainable Meetings, Events

How to Host Sustainable Meetings, Events | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide has launched a program to help meeting professionals reduce waste and incorporate sustainability into meetings and events. Meet with Purpose also align with many customers’...
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TripAdvisor scheme helps travellers select a sustainable bed for the night

TripAdvisor scheme helps travellers select a sustainable bed for the night | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Conscious consumers want more information about green hotels, but is peer-to-peer review the best way to validate good practice?
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Ann Duffy's curator insight, January 8, 11:07 PM

Now we're talking! Add HAC's Green Key Program in Canada

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How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage

How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Energy storage batteries are helping the hotel industry manage peak demand spikes and accommodate all those EV drivers wanting to charge their cars.
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Will Big Truck MPG Rules Save Fleets Money?

Will Big Truck MPG Rules Save Fleets Money? | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Companies that operate fleets of vehicles will save money if higher US fuel-economy requirements for medium- and heavy-trucks are put in place, according to a report from the clean transportation organization CALSTART.
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How green are self-driving cars?

How green are self-driving cars? | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
With promises of energy efficiency, optimal routing, and low-carbon power supplies, can driverless vehicles clean up the world's roads?
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How 'green' is your hotel?

How 'green' is your hotel? | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to improve your green credentials, reduce hotel water consumption and save money all at the same time? Our infographic shows you why it's important and how it's possible.
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LEGO makes £96m investment to find more sustainable brick material

LEGO makes £96m investment to find more sustainable brick material | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest toy company - LEGO is pumping lots of money into its new Sustainable Materials Centre to step up its efforts to develop more sustainable materials for its famous bricks.
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Virgin Atlantic’s Carbon Down, Profits Up

Virgin Atlantic’s Carbon Down, Profits Up | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 12 percent since 2007, according to the company’s 2015 “Change is in the Air” sustainability report.
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Hilton, WWF take on unsustainable seafood and water use

Hilton, WWF take on unsustainable seafood and water use | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
One of the world's largest hotel and resort chains is partnering with the massive NGO to dig into water conservation, supply chain and other issues.
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Virginia's flight plan to a greener aviation industry

Virginia's flight plan to a greener aviation industry | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
From air quality to noise pollution, the aviation industry faces unique sustainability challenges. Virginia is embarking on a first-of-its kind program to rein in all 66 of the state's public airports.
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angela djaliman's curator insight, April 21, 10:26 AM

The Virginia Department of Aviation is the first statewide to have the opportunity to create a sustainability plan in the United States to include all public-access airports. Funded primarily by the Federal Aviation Administration, the project is aiming to be more efficient and better performance by reducing cost and increasing the revenue. Being sustainable is good as it will conserve the environmentally, socially, and economically. However, this project should be investigate further as how are the changes going to be and is it needed for the airports to have that particular sector. In refurbishing an airport, many stakeholders are involved in this future program development and this might cause some pro-contra as not everyone will agree. Such as legal authorities and local citizens could have a different point of view as this is a rural airport, the locals might want it to be preserved as it is. Additionally, the project will cost a sum of money and this could effect the airport taxes. The Aviation would want to charger extra due to the investment they have put. This needs a long term planning because legal requirements needed to be consider. According to Westley et al (2013), it is important to understand the disruptiveness of innovation and how the scaling-up of innovations, technological and social, can have a large-scale impact.


Westley, F., P. Olsson, C. Folke, T. Homer-Dixon, H. Vredenburg, D. Loorbach, J. Thompson, M. Nilsson, E. Lambin, J. Sendzimir, B. Banarjee, V. Galaz, and S. van der Leeuw. 2011. Tipping toward sustainability: emerging pathways of transformation. AMBIO 40.762-780. 

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Greening from the ground up at Hilton

Greening from the ground up at Hilton | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
In less than a year, new leadership has brought out the greenest in every department and made a Chicago hotel a more sustainable home away from home.
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Caesars Foundation has donated nearly 1m pounds of used soap amenities. Here's why

Caesars Foundation has donated nearly 1m pounds of used soap amenities. Here's why | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it

Caesars Entertainment's philanthropic arm has teamed up with Clean the World to make big impacts on global health.

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Why Microsoft and Intel are bringing the outdoors into office design

Why Microsoft and Intel are bringing the outdoors into office design | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
Biophilic design features such as “skylights” from Iowa company Sky Factory bring glimpses of nature deep into office interiors.
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BEATRIZ's curator insight, February 1, 4:09 PM

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The Prius of planes? Boeing helps first hybrid aircraft take flight

The Prius of planes? Boeing helps first hybrid aircraft take flight | Inspiring Sustainable Business Travel | Scoop.it
With funding from the aviation giant, Cambridge University has created and tested a single-person aircraft that recharges in the air.
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