Three American Hotel Chains Make Newsweek’s Greenest Companies List
by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Jul 10, 2014 5:00 PM ET
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Some American hotel chains are making great strides to be more environmentally friendly, and their efforts are being recognized. Three U.S. hotel chains made the list of Newsweek's "America’s Greenest Companies 2014": Las Vegas Sands, Wyndham Worldwide and MGM Resorts. Each company has corporate sustainability programs. Las Vegas Sands has its recently launched SandCares program. Wyndham has Wyndham Green, and MGM has Green Advantage. All three companies work to reduce energy and water use, and focus on obtaining green certifications, including LEED, for certain properties. Las Vegas Sands ranked number 18, the highest ranked hospitality company on the list. One of the reasons why is that the company’s properties in every region have achieved “green” certifications. This includes Gold LEED certification of The Venetian and Sands Expo Center for existing buildings, and Silver LEED certification of The Palazzo for new building construction. The two combined buildings are one of the largest buildings in the world to earn LEED certification. To continue reading, click here
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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a Central California based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. Armed with a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She firmly believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. She has been named one of the 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter by Mashable.com.