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11Mar16 1603Edible - Edible Flowers and More, http://conta.cc/1SHN7r0, ? Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Keep fresh flowers away from fruit (that includes the fridge and countertop). The ethylene gas given off by the fruit will shorten the life of the flowers. Flush the vase with cool clean water and re-cut the stems every couple of days. You can make them last even longer!

5Mar16 1603THL - Towel Rack Hanger, http://conta.cc/1SHMVYS, 12.8% Open Rate. GREEN QUOTE! "I've never had any one single thing change my life the way GHA's Towel Hanger has! I've always spent all day Saturday gathering up towels, washing, drying, folding and putting them back in guest rooms. Now my Saturdays are MINE. Now, with the Towel Hanger, only one in every 30 or 40 guests will want fresh towels on Saturday." Larry Miller, River Run B&B

26Feb16 1602Colors - FOOD MAKERS TRY TO PAINT WITH NATURE’S PALETTE, http://conta.cc/1SHMzBi, 10.9% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Dye Easter eggs natural colors by using natural items. Chop fresh or dried materials into tiny pieces. Use non-aluminum containers. Boil each color separately using 1 gallon of water, ½ cup of vinegar (to set the color) and ½ to 1 cup of ingredients. Once boiled, dyes can be stored in the refrigerator for later use. Cook eggs before coloring them, but don’t bring them to a rolling boil which can cause cracks in the shells.

19Feb16 1602QuickStart - QUICK START TO HOTEL CONSERVATION!, http://conta.cc/1WgjpYX, %11.2 Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! How about a heart-warming hospitality story? Staff at a Hyatt in Australia wanted to help reforest a nearby national forest that had experienced a devastating forest fire. They planted 500 native trees in gallon milk jugs on the hotel’s roof.

12Feb16 1602Tablets - In-Room Tablets at ARIA Resort Las Vegas, http://conta.cc/1Wgjjk5, 12.2% Open Rate. GREEN INFO! Tablets are essentially a combination of a smart phone and a laptop computer. They are lightweight, compact and affordable. The operation and marketing benefits to hotels far outweigh the cost, and allow hotels to dispense with paper directories, marketing materials and communication letters.

5Feb16 1602Micro - Microbeads Are About to Be Illegal in the United States, http://conta.cc/1SZWWQf, 12.6% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Exfoliating soaps and scrubs can be easily made at home by mixing dry oatmeal or grainy brown sugar with liquid soap!

29Jan16 1601Tours - Unique Green Tours for Meeting Attendees, http://conta.cc/1WgiXKm, 11.5% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Want an engaging team-building activity that inspires attendees to get serious about reducing waste? A tour through the steaming, stinking world of waste management should do the trick. Both Oahu and Maui offer free Tour de Trash tours that reveal the inner workings of garbage control.

22Jan16 1601Memb - Stop throwing away money! Help protect the environment. We'll show you how! Join today!, http://conta.cc/1WgiKGX, 1.1% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Drop soap slivers into the toilet tank. You'll be surprised how much longer it keeps the toilet bowl clean!

15Jan16 1601Soap - Ways to Use Soap Slivers, http://conta.cc/1WgixU9, 11.1% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Lift the lid of the toilet tank, and drop in the small slivers of soap. You will be surprised how long it help keep the toilet bowl clean.

8Jan16 1601Jaden - 100% GREEN COTTON TOWELS, http://conta.cc/xxxxxxx, 11.6% Open Rate. GREEN FACT! The ENOVA PROCESS™ is a pre-consumer cotton regeneration process that allows waste cotton from weaving mills to be spun into various yarns.

18Dec15 1512Kitchen - Healthy Kitchen Tips: A Green Holiday Kitchen, http://conta.cc/1SHKNQF, 10.5% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Microwave your sponge. Wash your hands with plain soap and water. Use a baking-soda-and-water paste instead of commercial oven cleaner!

11Dec15 1512Pizza - PIZZA-BOX COMPOSTING GETS COLLEGE TRY!, http://conta.cc/1WghTGh, 11.0% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! It’s best to keep your cheese off your pizza boxes and recycle them, suggesting removal of the pizza from the box along with any underlying wax paper. Pizza-box composting should be praised, and consumers would do well to rip up pizza boxes and add the shreds to the compost pile.

4Dec15 1512Birds - Save your holiday greens to help the birds!, http://conta.cc/1WghIe8, 10.0% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Consider a live potted Christmas tree this year. After the holidays it can be planted in your yard or perhaps on a public esplanade or roadside!

20Nov15 1511Party - How to Host a Sustainable Holiday Party, http://conta.cc/1Pzhhf9, 10.8% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Decorative garlands of cranberries, popcorn or nuts are fun to make, and edible when the party is over!

13Nov2015 1511Phones - How guestroom phones have become multipurpose tools, http://conta.cc/1kvw9xP, 13.0% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA!5%-55% less light is emitted by a dusty light bulb. Just keep light bulbs clean to get full value for your energy dollars.

30Oct2015 1510 Bucuti – HERE, GUESTS ARE A PART OF OUR GREEN FAMILY!, http://conta.cc/1PHzyWl, 11.3% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Upon arrival at an island property, each guest receives a reusable water canteen to eliminate the impact of waste and pollution caused by plastic bottles.

23Oct2015 1510HiltonChicago - Horticultural Gallery Springs Up at The Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills!, http://conta.cc/1W65uZI, 10.9% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Restaurants and bars in hotels are using daylight exclusively for as much of each day as possible.

16Oct2015 1510AsaRansom - New York Greening Successes!, http://conta.cc/1jrxlCq, 11.7%Open Rate.. GREEN IDEA!Meeting planners seeking more sustainable tactics are ditching bottled water. Instead, they’re offering “tasty tap water.”

9Oct2015 1510HELP – HELP! Cards Keep GUESTS HAPPY!, http://conta.cc/1P1LKSz, 11.8% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Properties that have always been well maintained will always eventually sell for a higher price!

2Oct2015 1510RainBarrel – RAIN BARRELS SAVE TABLE WATER!, http://conta.cc/1Lg1zmp, 11.8% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! A California hotel is serving half glasses of water on request only because full glasses are rarely fully consumed.

25Sep2015 1509FourSeasons - Pulling Back the Covers on the Four Seasons Bed, http://conta.cc/1QEWBjc, 11.8% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! Hotels are making cloth laundry bags from retired sheets.

18Sep2015 1509Textile2 – RECYCLING TEXTILES II, http://conta.cc/1ikSlu7, 12.0% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! A California hotel is serving half glasses of water on request only because full glasses are rarely finished.

11Sep2015 1509ArborDayII – SAVING RAIN FORESTS. CHANGING LIVES. http://conta.cc/1iw4HPR, 11.1% Open Rate.

4Sep2015 1509Shells – Increase in Tourism Impacts Seashell Loss, http://conta.cc/1OhdDlP, 12.7% Open Rate. GREEN TRAVEL IDEAS! "Further ideas for greener individual travel," says Patricia Griffin, “include: during your hotel stay, let management know that it is not necessary to change your towels and sheets every day. When you leave the room, turn off the AC/heat, lights and TV. Leave the little bottles of shampoo, if you don't use them. Take used bar soap home with you. Avoid room service.”

28Aug2015 1508Textile1 – RECYCLING TEXTILES!, http://conta.cc/1hkL3FA, 11.9% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA!: How about a heartwarming hospitality story? Staff at a Hyatt in Australia wanted to help reforest a nearby national forest that had experienced a devastating forest fire. So they planted 500 native trees in gallon milk jugs on the hotel’s roof!

21Aug2015 1508ArborDay1 – SAVING RAIN FORESTS. CHANGING LIVES., http://conta.cc/1Np3rKQ. 11.5% Open Rate.

14Aug2015 1508Balls – Why 96 million 'shadeballs' were released into the LA Reservoir!, http://conta.cc/1MnXcFf, 11.7% Open Rate. GREEN QUOTE! Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci

7Aug2015 1508LuxLight – Stores That Sell Luxury Get Stingy About Energy Costs, http://conta.cc/1J11EL0. 12.9% Open Rate. GREEN INFO! There are five types of LED luminaries intended for use indoors: downlights, industrial ambient luminaires (e.g., high-bay and low-bay), track heads, troffers (e.g., 2x4, 2x2, 1x4), and linear fixtures (e.g., linear pendant, strip lights). They are typically used in applications with long hours of use, and thus consume substantial amounts of energy.

31Jul2015 1507Guidelines – HOW TO BEST USE GHA’S GUIDELINES & IDEAS!, http://conta.cc/1QSTCpq, 12.1% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA!: "Hotels are finding that guests like to know hotels are doing their part to conserve and cut down." Roger Ellis, spokesman for Steigenberger Reservation Service which handles luxury hotels, as reported in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

24Jul2015 1507CAWater - Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water,http://conta.cc/1IllPBh, 11.2% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! CA WATER RATES RISE Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are experiencing higher rates and drought surcharges. Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they are losing money as their customers conserve. They still have to pay for fixed costs including repairing pipelines, customer service and enforcing water restrictions. Slashing water use means the agencies will see a $1 billion loss in revenue.

17Jul2015 1507EnergyMgmtIII - How to simplify energy efficiency in hotels/, http://conta.cc/1LD28rd, 11.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! The television sets in the US collectively draw the power equivalent of a Chernobyl-sized nuclear plant when they are turned OFF! They use this power for their instant-on capacity, so we don’t have to wait a minute or two for our screens to warm up.

10Jul2015 1506EnergyMgmtII - How design impacts energy savings, http://conta.cc/1JSUsQS, 11.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Approximately 30% of energy used in buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily.

26Jun2015 1506Forage - Forage for the Table!, http://conta.cc/1LycWXk, 11.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! "We are not really sure what we are going to cook as we don't know what the foragers will bring back," says Bryan Skelding, Executive Chef, The Greenbrier

19Jun2015 1506EnergyMgmt - How to save on energy management, http://conta.cc/1K1kcbZ, 12.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! The Westin Buckhead is saving energy by using LED lighting throughout the hotel, replacing the kitchen exhaust hoods with models that run more efficiently by automatically sensing smoke or steam, and only operating the ice machines at night.

29May2015 1505GoingGreen - More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money, http://conta.cc/1MsjPd7, 11.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! "It's not a huge savings," Steve Choe, general manager of the Intercontinental, said about dumping the ivy plants in favor of succulents. "But, I think it's about sending the right message."

15May2015 1505ExtremeRecycling - Communities Talk Trash as They Find More Extreme Ways to Recycle, http://conta.cc/1A57LKc, 11.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! San Francisco has banned the sale or distribution on city property of most single-serving bottled water, erecting instead "hydration stations," taps where people can fill their own containers.

8May2015 1505THLSC – CALIFORNIA DROUGHT EMERGENCY CONSERVATION REGULATIONS for Hotels and Motels, http://conta.cc/1bk8Ulk, 12.9% Open Rate. GREEN IDEA! To save water California hoteliers are turning off decorative water fountains and planting them with beautiful, hardy, drought-tolerant succulents.

30Apr2015 1504NYTimes - Celebrate Earth Day With The New York Times; Get The New York Times for your hotel with special rates, for a limited time, http://conta.cc/1GgGfLR, 9.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Did you know The Digital Hotel Program from The New York Times is the most eco-friendly way of bringing all the quality news from NYTimes.com to your hotel guests? Inquire online about our special rates today?

17Apr2015 1504Electronics - Don't Put Electronics in the Trash!, http://conta.cc/1b86hnz, 10.8% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Look online to find businesses that will recycle your electronics at no charge. Staples.com, for instance!

10Apr2015 1504Drought - CALIFORNIA DROUGHT EMERGENCY CONSERVATION REGULATIONS for Hotels and Motels, http://conta.cc/1bk8Ulk, 11.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! To save water California hoteliers are turning off decorative water fountains and planting them with beautiful, hardy, drought-tolerant succulents.

27Mar2015 1503Flame - Healthcare Giants Boycott Furniture Containing Flame Retardants, 9.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! A Toronto hotel is recycling stained tablecloths into napkins, chef’s aprons and neckties.

20Mar2015 1503Employees - 4 WAYS TO GET EMPLOYEES ON BOARD GREENWISE, http://conta.cc/1BQnxpD, 10.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Should you ever have an unusual power outage, it's a good idea to check and reset all the gfi outlets first. One may have tripped from something down the electrical line, an electrical storm or otherwise

27Feb2015 1502SC – Wouldn't you like to SAVE MONEY and PLEASE GUESTS while helping our environment?, http://conta.cc/1arlZt6, 10.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Towels Stiff? Possibly caused by detergent buildup, towels can be softened by washing them in hot water using baking soda, washing soda or borax instead of detergent. Add 1 cup of--preferably 9%--vinegar during the rinse cycle. Buildup can be prevented by using this idea once a month.

20Feb2015 1502RiverClean - How to Clean a River?, http://conta.cc/1EuoPqx, 9.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Cloudy glassware will shine again if vinegar is added to the wash water. 9% vinegar is best!

13Feb2015 1502FoodWaste - Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban, http://conta.cc/1ElfssV, 10.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! You can make your own kids’ chalk with plaster of Paris and powdered paint.

6Feb2015 1502Newspaper - Digitally Delivered Hotel Newspapers + More, http://conta.cc/1zWBpRn, 10.3% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! When only juice is left in your pickle jar, add cauliflower, broccoli, onions, beets, etc. for a new tasty, healthy snack!

30Jan2015 1501Borrow – Hotels Let Guests Borrow Items or Leave Them, http://conta.cc/1zOR3yb, 11.3% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Especially if you wear dark lipsticks, it’s a good idea to put lip balm on first. It not only protects your tender lips, but also helps the lipstick stay on longer!

23Jan2015 1501Germs – Germs' favorite hiding places in hotel rooms revealed, http://conta.cc/15x3f93, 11.0% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Some major chains require housekeepers to wear hairnets—obviously to keep even a single hair from appearing in a guestroom!

16Jan2015 1501Memb - STOP THROWING MONEY AWAY!, http://conta.cc/1Ak4q3J, 9.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Turn off the AC/heat, lights and TV, and close the drapes when you leave your hotel room.

12Dec2014 1412Simplify - Simplify Your Holidays!, http://conta.cc/1Iy5kkq, 10.2% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Next year Celebrate Buy Nothing Day. Spending the day at the mall? No thanks. Spend November 29 doing community service, visiting an elderly friend, helping a neighbor or just enjoying time with family and friends.

5Dec2014 1412Holiday - Greening a Holiday Party, http://conta.cc/1rWeoL9, 9.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! No Plastic Water Bottles: Eliminating plastic water bottles is a simple way to green your event. Serve drinking water in pitchers or at water stations.

21Nov2014 1411Thanksgivng - Green Thanksgiving!, http://conta.cc/1yLHF9i, 10.4% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA! Meeting and banquet facilities are using pourers for sugar, pitchers for cream and small serving dishes for butter and jellies rather than individually wrapped servings.

14Nov2014 1411THL - TOWEL CARDS INVOLVE GUESTS!, http://conta.cc/113aFOJ, 12.4% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE! "I've never had any one single thing change my life the way your Towel Hanger has. I've always spent all day Saturday gathering up towels, washing, drying, folding and putting them back in guest rooms. Now my Saturdays are MINE. Now, with the Towel Hanger, only one in every 30 or 40 guests will want fresh towels on Saturday." Larry Miller, River Run B&B

7Nov2014 1411Silence - Silence is the Latest Luxury, http://conta.cc/1yZf0yr, 11.1% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE! The latest trend in luxury travel doesn’t involve thread count or a seaweed-mud wrap. It’s silence.

31Oct2014 1410Key - The Hotel Room Key of the Future, http://conta.cc/1DD2gOF, 12.0% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE! The drought has caused at least one hotel to turn off a decorative water fountain and use it as a beautiful cactus garden.

24Oct2014 1410Bucuti - Bucuti Beach Resort Joins WaterSense H20tel Challenge!, http://conta.cc/ZBpoQl, 10.4% Open Rate - GREEN FACT! One interesting fact is that Aruba has no water in natural form. There are no rivers, no springs and as little as 9" of rain a year.

17Oct2014 1410Oysters - RESTAURANTS RECYCLE OYSTER SHELLS, http://conta.cc/1D7j1Di, 11.6% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE! "While this reef will never be harvested, it will provide ecological services and habitat for a variety of sea creatures," said Bryan Legare, a natural resource specialist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."

26Sep2014 1409Mormon – MORMON LAKE LODGE REDUCES AND SAVES!, http://conta.cc/1rpwtyt, 10.7% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: At PARTNER MEMBER The Greenporter Hotel in Greenport, NY, Deborah Pittorino says, "We are proud to use discarded hand soaps in our all-purpose cleaning solution that we use to clean all surfaces including floors and walls."

19Sep2014 1409InnSea – ROOT-TO-STALK FOOD PREP; Maine’s Sea Glass Chef finds culinary gems in food previously targeted for the compost bin, http://conta.cc/1s60xRQ, 11.2% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: Terry Doolen of Shaheen’s Motel in Tupper Lake, NY says, “Our 1.28-GPF toilets use 20% less water than the previous 1.6-GPF models.”

29Aug204 14081l28GPFToilets – WHY HOTELIERS SHOULD NOT FEAR 1.28-GPF TOILETS, http://conta.cc/XErajn, 11.7% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: Terry Doolen of Shaheen’s Motel in Tupper Lake, NY says, “Our 1.28-GPF toilets use 20% less water than the previous 1.6-GPF models.”

22Aug2014 1408LawnMower - LAWN MOWERS CUT DECIBELS FOR A PRICE, http://conta.cc/VJYHXF, 11.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Weeds growing through cracks in driveways and sidewalks? Spray with straight vinegar. Avoid toxic, expensive weed killers.

1Aug2014 1408Memb - Stop throwing away money! Help protect the environment. We'll show you how! Join today!, http://conta.cc/UDDlLa, 11.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Turn off the AC/heat, lights and TV, and close the drapes when you leave your hotel room.

25Jul2014 1407SmartToilet - SMART TOILETS ARRIVE IN US, http://conta.cc/1r1ME3z, 11.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Dimmers on light switches save electricity. We don’t always need full lighting.

18Jul2014 1407BeeFence - Farmers, Elephants, and Bees: A Winning Combination, http://conta.cc/1tXMiPK, 9.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: A Florida hotel bought a mulcher to chop up their garden clippings and create their own mulch. The mulcher paid for itself in three months.

27Jun2014 1406GreenApps - FREE Mobile Green APPS!, http://conta.cc/1jp1rj7, 8.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Coins or chips are being used for car parking and coat checking instead of paper tickets.

4Jun2014 1405TEXTILE - TEXTILE RECYCLING GUIDELINE!, http://conta.cc/1ppk25o, 9.3% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: "We have probably reduced our towel laundry for stayovers by something like 2/3rds by simply putting up the "Green" Hotels sign in the bathrooms. We should have done this a decade ago." Bob & Stephanie Melvin, Innkeepers at Westchester House B&B, PARTNER MEMBER, Saratoga Springs, NY

16May2014 1405GERMS - GERMS on the menu!, http://conta.cc/1faA4qF, 12.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: How to Clean: Fill your clean bucket with warm or hot water. No soap or cleaning product is needed. You’ll need a second bucket that is empty and will hold your wet and dirty cloths. Drop a number of microfiber cloths in the bucket. As you know, when we clean with a cloth and dip it back in the bucket to rinse it, the water continues to get dirtier and dirtier, so don’t do that. Take a cloth out of the bucket, wring it out, then fold it and fold it again. You’ll have eight sides of each cloth to use. Now begin cleaning in the cleanest part of the room (perhaps the window sills), and move to the dirtiest. You’ll clean the bathroom last.

9May2014 1405FutureMeetings - Hotel of the FUTURE: Meetings, http://conta.cc/1jIQMl6, 13.2% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Use pure cooking oils—sunflower, safflower or coconut oil— on your face, body and even hair instead of moisturizers that contain troublesome chemical compounds. Pour into pretty bottles for use in your bathroom.

2May2014 1405FutureRooms – Hotel of the FUTURE: Rooms, http://conta.cc/1hSQVy8, 13.4% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Lipstick left in the bottom of a tube can be easily removed with the other end of tweezers. Place in a small mint tin or tiny container. Use with a lipstick brush. Use all of your favorite lipsticks!

25Apr2014 1404FutureBrands – Hotel of the FUTURE: Brands, http://conta.cc/1eMCrjl, 11.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Some major chains require housekeepers to wear hairnets—obviously to keep even a single hair from appearing in a guestroom!

22Apr2014 1404HELP – HELP! Cards Keep GUESTS HAPPY!, http://conta.cc/1eMBoA3, 13.0% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Use of pesticides and all lawn and garden chemicals should be kept to the absolute minimum necessary. The detrimental effects of these chemicals are multiplied as they are washed by rainwater into our sewers and then into our waterways.

8Apr2014 1403Toxic - , 13.2% Open Rate - GREEN

21Mar2014 1403Luxury - Hotel Patrons Demand Sustainable Luxury; Demand for luxury and green initiatives are driving bookings for the coming year, http://conta.cc/1lVIu9L, 13.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Mowed landscaping is being replaced by ground cover. Lawnmowers are being used less, so air pollution and noise are reduced.

21Feb2014 1402GoldArrow - GOLDEN ARROW'S GREEN SUCCESSES!, http://conta.cc/1jOO8gb, 12.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Buy or make some inexpensive cloth napkins to use instead of sending thousands of paper napkins to the dump each year.

7Feb2014 1402NewYear – New Year's RESOLUTIONS Worth Making!, http://conta.cc/1byY4VV, 11.9% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: "This is the new year, the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, and make 2014 the year that you elevate from where you are and soar higher. Make it happen! Source: Pablo,goodreads.com/quotes/tag/resolution

6Mar2014 1403SC – Sheet Changing Cards; Wouldn't you like to SAVE MONEY and help our environment?, http://conta.cc/1f2K1Km, 13.4% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Towels Stiff? Possibly caused by detergent buildup, towels can be softened by washing them in hot water using baking soda, washing soda or borax instead of detergent. Add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Buildup can be prevented by using this idea once a month.

30Jan2014 1401SuperBowl - , 13.7%

23Jan2014 1401Guidlines - HOW TO BEST USE GHA’S GUIDELINES & IDEAS!, http://conta.cc/1r2Irwh, 14% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: "Hotels are finding that guests like to know hotels are doing their part to conserve and cut down." Roger Ellis, spokesman for Steigenberger Reservation Service which handles luxury hotels, as reported in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

18Dec2013 1312Nye - THE INN AT NYE BEACH: GREEN FROM THE GITGO!, http://conta.cc/1c9Y4x5, 12.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Rarely do we need to use the amount of detergent recommended. Use about half or two-thirds of a measure, and then adjust with each load.

10Dec2013 1312Sylvan - SYLVAN DALE CONSERVES!, http://conta.cc/IRPKWA, 13.0% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: When you see a streetlight burning during the daytime, report it to the local light company or 311. Keep calling until the repair is made.

21Nov2013 1311Luxury - GREENING AND LUXURY TRAVELERS!, http://conta.cc/1h34TCk, 11.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Share seeds and plant cuttings with friends and neighbors to make our Earth greener!

14Nov2013 1311Skytop - SKYTOP'S MANY GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS!, http://conta.cc/1bCKdeL, 12.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Avoid using the garbage disposal. While it may grind up food items so they can flow down the drain, garbage disposals do not remove oil and grease, which can clog the drain. Also, your sewage treatment plant has to then remove all the waste costing many tax dollars.

16Oct2013 1310ParkLane - PARK LANE: AN ECO URBAN OASIS!, http://conta.cc/1hQUhm7, 13.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Always hold a cleaning cloth over nozzle and spray cleaning solution into the cloth. Then, wipe the mirror, counter, etc. Avoid breathing fumes and taking mist of cleaning solutions into your lungs.

3Oct2013 1309LSSI - CREATING A LIVING SHORELINE!, http://conta.cc/16fm1uk, 12.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Don’t throw anything out of your car windows, and don’t let any of your passengers throw anything our either. Keep our countryside clean and beautiful.

25Sep2013 1309YarCove - SAVINGS ON THE CAPE!, http://conta.cc/1eEIWbP7, 12.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: The Cove at Yarmouth’s Eternal 98% efficient, 195,000 Btu hybrid water heaters save 17% or $1,700 a month on gas bills!

5Sep2013 1309ElRey - EL REY INN SAVES WATER!, http://conta.cc/1dJSO3l, 12.2% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Direct rainwater downspouts into gardens rather than into the street so that plantings can benefit.

14Aug2013 1308Memb - Stop throwing away money! Help protect the environment. We'll show you how! Join today!, http://conta.cc/15ELDQI, 11.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Don’t throw anything out of your car windows, and don’t let any of your passengers throw anything out either. Keep our countryside clean and beautiful!

1Aug2013 1307Meet - LEADING THE WAY ON GREEN MEETINGS!, http://conta.cc/1439lts, 13.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: The Ecological Society of America under-orders food at meetings, with little complaint. It also specifies that leftover food be delivered to local soup kitchens and feeding programs

24Jul2013 1307NoFrills - HOTELS ADOPT "NO FRILLS"!, http://conta.cc/13dJz23, 14.5% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: "Further ideas for greener individual travel," says Patricia Griffin, “include: during your hotel stay, let management know that it is not necessary to change your towels and sheets every day. When you leave the room, turn off the AC/heat, lights and TV. Leave the little bottles of shampoo, if you don't use them. Take used bar soap home with you. Avoid room service.”

26Jun2013 1306SC - Sheet Changing Cards; Wouldn't you like to SAVE MONEY and help our environment?, http://conta.cc/1r6jUGS, 15.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Towels Stiff? Possibly caused by detergent buildup, towels can be softened by washing them in hot water using baking soda, washing soda or borax instead of detergent. Add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Buildup can be prevented by using this idea once a month

14Jun2013 1306THL - Towel Rack Hanger; Wouldn't you like to INVOLVE GUESTS while SAVING MONEY and helping our environment?, http://conta.cc/14x3Hjp, 18.3% Open Rate - GREEN QUOTE: "I've never had any one single thing change my life the way your Towel Hanger has. I've always spent all day Saturday gathering up towels, washing, drying, folding and putting them back in guest rooms. Now my Saturdays are MINE. Now, with the Towel Hanger, only one in every 30 or 40 guests will want fresh towels on Saturday." Larry Miller, River Run B&B

14Jun2013 1304FoodWasteII - 3 WAYS BUSINESSES CAN TARGET CONSUMER FOOD WASTE (Part II), http://conta.cc/XS8n2A, 16.8% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Scrape the plate. Before washing dishes, utensils, pots or pans, scrape them clean with paper towels. This helps remove both food scraps as well as grease that can clog drains.

22May2013 1305SprayValve - PRE-RINSE SPRAY VALVES, http://conta.cc/193x8ve, 14.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Be sure oven doors are kept free of food crumbs so the door is sealing tightly.

8May2013 1305ConserveDog - WORKING DOGS FOR CONSERVATION, http://conta.cc/1rjDwJ9, 15.3% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Pet waste should be flushed down the toilet instead of dropping it in a garbage can so it can be properly treated by a sewage or septic system.

3Apr2013 1304FoodWasteI - 3 REASONS BUSINESSES SHOULD TARGET FOOD WASTE, http://conta.cc/XMieGh, 14.8% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Can the grease. Instead of pouring cooking grease down drains, pour it into empty, heat-safe containers, refrigerate and then toss it in the garbage can.

20Mar2013 1303Critters - Critter Counteroffensive, http://conta.cc/WCGCrZ, 16.0% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Buy a mulcher-chipper and make mulch from your own landscape clippings. A Florida hotel recovered the cost of its new mulcher-chipper in only 3 months! You’ll be lessening demand on our landfills too.

20Feb013 1302SpainII - SPAIN AND GREENING II, http://conta.cc/Zgxh8z, 15.2% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered food releases moisture and makes the compressor work harder.

6Feb2013 1302SpainI - SPAIN AND GREENING I, http://conta.cc/XKVGBI, 15.8% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Lemons have similar properties to bleach, and can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. To combat soap scum or stains on tile, cut a lemon in half and dip it in kosher salt, then start scrubbing the tile or glass soap scum.

9Jan2013 1301Memb - Stop throwing away money! Help protect the environment. We'll show you how! Join today!, http://conta.cc/WjbIX1, 14.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Delamp vending machines. 55% of the energy used by vending machines is used to light it. Hotels should save that money.

14Dec2012 1212Madden - SOFTER SHEETS, LESS ENERGY AT MADDENS!, http://conta.cc/WKPckJ, 14.3% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Lemons have similar properties to bleach, and can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. To combat soap scum or stains on tile, cut a lemon in half and dip it in kosher salt, then start scrubbing the tile or glass soap scum.

7Nov202 1211Madrona - CASA MADRONA'S GREENING!, http://conta.cc/SBjJAw, 13.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Collect and return dry cleaners paraphernalia. Avoid the cost of sending it to your landfill.

10Oct2012 1210Castelli - CASTELLI HOTEL'S FERTILIZER, http://conta.cc/Rgb6Lp, 15.0% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Do you have green onions, leeks or other veggies with roots in your kitchen? When you cut off the roots, you can simply push a hole in the dirt in your garden, push the root base into the hole, cover it with dirt and it will regrow!

24Sep2012 120924FLExpo - 1st Annual GREEN CLEANING EXPO Ft. Myers, Florida, http://conta.cc/XwIlSX, 12.4% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Food prepping with green onions? Take the roots that are cut off and plant them in soil. They’ll regrow.

12Sep2012 1209THL - Towel Rack Hanger; Wouldn't you like to INVOLVE GUESTS while SAVING MONEY and helping our environment?, http://conta.cc/Pc6qGH, 15.7% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Towels stiff? Possibly caused by detergent buildup, towels can be softened by washing them in hot water using baking soda, washing soda or borax instead of detergent. Add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Buildup can be prevented by using this idea once a month.

15Aug2012 1208QuickStart - QUICK START TO HOTEL CONSERVATION!, http://conta.cc/PWWA8q7, 15.5% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: How about a heartwarming hospitality story? Staff at a Hyatt in Australia wanted to help reforest a nearby national forest that had experienced a devastating forest fire. They planted 500 native trees in gallon milk jugs on the hotel’s roof.

25Jul2012 1207Garbage - GARBAGE PICKUP EVERY TWO WEEKS!, http://conta.cc/N2hu5e, 15.1% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: When choosing plumbing fixtures for a shower, understand that single valve fixtures are always using full water pressure demanding much more water than two-knob fixtures. Two-knob . . .

11Jul2012 1207Textile2 – RECYCLING TEXTILES II, http://conta.cc/NgNNkm, 13.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: When choosing plumbing fixtures for a shower, understand that single valve fixtures are always using full water pressure demanding much more water than two-knob fixtures. Two-knob . . .

20Jun2012 1206Textile - RECYCLING TEXTILES!, http://conta.cc/KxFIs7, 15.9% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: How about a heartwarming hospitality story? Staff at a Hyatt in Australia wanted to help reforest a nearby national forest that had experienced a devastating forest fire. They planted 500 native trees in gallon milk jugs on the hotel’s roof.

18Apr2012 1204Memb - Stop throwing away money! Help protect the environment. We'll show you how! Join today!, http://conta.cc/1qiYGlk, 15.6% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Weeds growing through cracks in driveways and sidewalks? Spray with straight vinegar. Avoid toxic, expensive weed killers.

13Mar2012 1203THLTowel Rack Hanger; Wouldn't you like to INVOLVE GUESTS while SAVING MONEY and helping our environment?, http://conta.cc/yHesLx, 17.3% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Does a black smudge come off on your finger when you touch a flapper in a toilet tank? It needs to be replaced because it’s disintegrating, water logged and will no longer float.

31Jan2012 1201TTFD – Toilet Tank Fill Diverter; SAVE WATER. . . . . . REDUCE your water bills!, http://conta.cc/1plWlWC, 17% Open Rate - GREEN IDEA: Is a guest hollering about a fly, spider or wasp? Go get a vacuum cleaner and all its extensions and suck up the bothersome bug. Don’t make a toxic dump of your guestrooms by using toxic pesticide sprays. Avoid having staff or guests breathe toxic fumes.

12Oct2011 1110Memb – Partner Membership; Saving YOU Money . . . bringing together hoteliers interested in saving energy and water, reducing solid waste and protecting the beautiful destinations we all love to visit., http://conta.cc/1qiZ2YY, 18.9% Open Rate -

21Sep2011 110921SC - Sheet Changing Cards; Wouldn't you like to SAVE MONEY and help our environment?, http://conta.cc/n5Xl4q, 18.0% Open Rate -

12Oct2011 1110Memb - Partner Membership, http://conta.cc/1qiZ2YY, 15.9% Open Rate, GREEN IDEA: Weeds growing through cracks in driveways and sidewalks? Spray with straight vinegar. Avoid toxic, expensive weed killers

21Sep2011 110921SC SHEET CHANGING CARDS, http://conta.cc/n5Xl4q, 15.9% Open Rate, GREEN IDEA: Towels Stiff? Possibly cauded by detergent buildup, towels can be softened by washing them in hot water using baking soda, washing soda or borax instead of detergent. Add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Buildup can be prevented by using this idea once a month.