hospitality sustainability

Domino Effect

Domino Effect

I recently got involved in an exciting project to reduce food waste in Baltimore. I’ve been reading about food waste for a while, but it’s become front and center! (SDG Target 12.3.). During this project, I’ve noticed most studies and articles are about what to do with waste once it is created. Why must there be so much waste in the first place? We need to talk more about PREVENTION!

So, what does food waste prevention entail? Well, it’s actually pretty simple: communication, planning, data. If it’s so simple, why aren’t we doing more?

Practical Hospitality Sustainability with Aurora Dawn Reinke

I was honored to be interviewed by the Lodging Leaders podcast host, Jonathon Albano, on the topic of hospitality sustainability. I hope you enjoy the episode and I welcome your comments. 

How Washington DC Hotels are Embracing Sustainability

How Washington DC Hotels are Embracing Sustainability

The 5 Green-Key rated Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the perfect setting for an event titled Checking In as the Hospitality Industry Embraces Sustainability, hosted on March 30.  The event, sponsored by the DC|MD chapter of NAIOP’s Sustainable Development Committee and the USGBC National Capital Region chapter, hosted three panelist who left no doubt that now is the time to pursue sustainability in hotels....

Beware the “Because I Said So” Syndrome of Sustainability

Beware the “Because I Said So” Syndrome of Sustainability

Sustainability, like any major change initiative, is dependent on executive sponsorship, but the focus on top leadership buy-in can be skewed.  Executive sponsorship is no doubt vital.  Projects without it have lackluster results and high resentment. Much time is invested wooing executives, but initiatives become watered down by the time they reach managers and frontline employees...