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 Pollution Prevention in the Hospitality Industry: How Managing
the Environment Can Help Your Bottom Line
Free Workshop Set for January 7, 2009 in New York
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 industry. 

By using sound environmental management practices, hospitality establishments can: 

  • Reduce their impact on the environment.
  • Improve their bottom line.
  • Satisfy customer demand for environmentally conscientious hospitality facilities.
To attend this workshop, please register online

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 site

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 

Logistical Information 

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 Us page

Questions? Please email EPA's contractor, ERG, at <>  or call (703) 841-0528. 

Draft Agenda 

8:30AM Welcome

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 lowering costs. 

10: 05AM WasteWise WasteWise is cost effective, reliable, and environmentally sound method for reducing and recycling municipal solid waste and selected industrial wastes. 

10:15AM Exemplary Practices – WasteWise 
A detailed look WasteWise in the hospitality sector.

11:00AM BREAK 

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. 

12:10PM LUNCH 

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:

  • 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 goals? 
4:45PM Wrap Up 



Andrea Auerbach, ERG
2300 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 350
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 841-0528



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