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AH&LA Green Assessment Survey Identifies
Eco-friendly Hotel Operations
Washington, April 22, 2008 — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is distributing a Green Assessment Survey to approximately 9,500 members, from which the association will evaluate and quantify current initiatives and determine a baseline for eco-friendly action.  For each Green Assessment Survey returned, AH&LA will donate $1.00 to the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of Arbor Day on April 25.

The three-minute survey, includes a well-rounded series of questions on various eco-friendly initiatives including:

  • Specific recycling programs;
  • Eco-friendly vendor relationships;
  • Linen reuse programs;
  • Energy- and water-saving actions;
  • Motivation for environmentally-friendly program implementation
Assessment Surveys will provide necessary feedback and real-world examples of various levels of green operations in different levels of properties across the country and assist in the association’s development of industry-wide green certification programs.  Additionally, survey respondents will be considered for AH&LA’s Green Best Practices Website, an online resource featuring members’ cost-effective and eco-savvy practices.

For more information on AH&LA’s green initiatives, please contact Jessica Soklow at (202) 289-3153 or  

Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.


 Jessica Soklow


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