|December 9, 2008 - Please join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
for a one-day workshop to learn more about opportunities to green the hospitality
By using sound environmental management practices, hospitality establishments
To attend this workshop, please
Reduce their impact on the environment.
Improve their bottom line.
Satisfy customer demand for environmentally conscientious hospitality facilities.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but there will be a $20 optional
meals fee (payable onsite) to cover the cost of a deli lunch. Participants
who do not wish to pay the optional meals fee may bring their own lunch
and will not be charged.
This workshop aims to expand the available knowledge and capabilities
of the hospitality sector to procure environmentally preferable products,
operate hospitality facilities more efficiently, and manage energy, water,
and waste more effectively. For more information about this initiative,
please see EPA's Pollution Prevention in the Hospitality Industry Web
Anyone interested in greening the hospitality industry in New York and
New Jersey should attend this workshop. This includes industry executives,
corporate environmental managers, facility managers, facility environmental
managers, hospitality trade associations, state government representatives,
and non-profit organizations.
Pollution Prevention in the Hospitality Industry:
How Managing the Environment Can Help Your Bottom Line
EPA Region 2 New York, New York
January 7, 2009
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with networking opportunity at lunch).
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, New York City Office,
30th Floor, 290 Broadway, New York, New York
(between Duane and Reade Streets).
For directions and travel information, please consult the Region 2 Contact
Questions? Please email EPA's contractor, ERG, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or call (703) 841-0528.
9:15AM Why Go Green? Going green is currently a hot topic, but why should
you move in that direction? Through increased efficiency, hoteliers can
reduce costs, achieve environmental results, gain recognition, win new
business, and be more attractive to employees.
9:45AM EPA Partnership Programs
An overview of strategic tools you can use to green facilities while
10: 05AM WasteWise WasteWise is cost effective, reliable, and environmentally
sound method for reducing and recycling municipal solid waste and selected
10:15AM Exemplary Practices – WasteWise
A detailed look WasteWise in the hospitality sector.
11:15AM Green Cleaning Green cleaning can improve indoor air quality,
reduce complaints among guests and janitorial staff, and save money.
11:25AM Exemplary Practices – Green Cleaning
A detailed look at green cleaning in the hospitality sector.
1:10PM ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR is aproven energy management approach
that helps measure current energy performance, setting goals, tracking
savings, and rewarding improvements.
1:20PM Exemplary Practices – ENERGY STAR
A detailed look ENERGY STAR in the hospitality sector.
2:05PM WaterSense Reducing water use by promoting water efficiency and
identifying water-efficient products.
2:15PM Exemplary Practices – Water Efficiency
A detailed look at water efficiency in the hospitality sector.
3:15PM Discussion Possible questions:
4:45PM Wrap Up
What are your organization’s environmental priorities?
What are your organization’s environmental goals and major challenges to
achieve the goals?
What assistance do you need to address these challenges and meet your organization's