Making the Headlines – Sept. Edition

Green Seal and our heroes — GS-certified products, services, and hotels — have been mentioned in the news over the past month. Check it out…:

Green Seal, With 83 Certified Hotel Properties, Moves Toward GS-33 Update, Green Lodging News

By the end of this year, the Green Seal Standard for Lodging Properties, GS-33, will be updated, improving upon a program that was first introduced in 1999. While there have been years when the program has had more than 100 participants, this year GS-33 is still going strong with 83 certified properties at either the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Eight additional applications are currently in progress. Read more…

Goleta Joins California Green Communities Program, Green Hawk

The City of Goleta has confirmed its intention to become the ninth city in California to qualify for Silver status as a California Green Community.  Only eight other cities have achieved this recognition to date: Ventura, Claremont, Monrovia, Riverside, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Culver City and Santa Monica.  Representatives from USA Green Communities, Green Seal and Southern California Edison — founding partners in California Green Communities — officially welcomed the city to the program at its regular City Council meeting. Read more…

Taking a Green Safari, Meetings and Conventions

On Aug. 5 in Atlantic, durng ASAE’s annual meeting, Clarke took more than 30 association and nonprofit meeting professionals on CGA’s latest such safari, behind-the-scenes exploration of the silver Green Seal-certified Westin Peachtree Plaza. Read more…

Building for a GREEN future at UW-Superior, University of Wisconsin

There is a new look and a new feeling on campus clean and green.  From new state-of-the-art buildings to odorless cleaning products to electric cars, UW-Superior is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. Read more…

Georgetown Rowhouse Renovation Becomes LEED Platinum Showpiece, Jetson Green

In the heart of a densely populated Washington, D.C. neighborhood that has easy access to public transportation and bicycle routes, this historically-protected Georgetown rowhouse (circa 1800s) received a restoration treatment that brought it into the 21st century and helped it to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Read more..

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