Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program Partners with Clean the World
Audubon International is pleased to announce it has partnered with Clean the World, a non-profit organization that recycles soap and bottled amenities from the hospitality industry and distributes them in needed areas throughout the world. Audubon International is offering a 10 percent discount on its Green Lodging Program annual membership fee for hospitality properties enrolled in the Clean the World program.
“Environmental quality and human health are inherently linked in the context of global sustainability,” said Ryan Aylesworth, President and CEO of Audubon International. “Our organization has a long history of collaborating with diverse partners to advance environmental stewardship and address important social and economic issues that impact communities across the world. This new partnership between Audubon International and Clean the World will help both organizations better meet their missions by enabling participating lodging facilities to implement environmentally responsible practices and simultaneously help improve human health.”
In addition to offering the 10 percent discount on annual membership, Green Lodging Program members gain points toward certification when they participate in a soap recycling program such as Clean the World.
“Sustainability efforts are a top priority in the hospitality industry, where operators want to continually evolve and improve environmental performance,” said Shawn Seipler, Founder and CEO of Clean the World. “Our 2,000 hospitality partners are committed to conservation and waste reduction. Assessment and verification by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program will provide them with a roadmap to further improve their green initiatives while reducing overhead.”
About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities. Its Green Lodging Program provides third-party verification that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. For more information, visit www.auduboninternational.org/green-lodging.
About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from nearly 2,000 hospitality partners to children and families in countries suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 13 million bars of soap in nearly 70 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to the homeless and families in transition throughout North America. For more information, visit www.cleantheworld.org.
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