|Sustainability at Hospitality Services|
In 2007, Hospitality Services recognized the need to take responsibility and action with regards to being more sustainable. We quickly realized "Sustainability" encompasses so much. Where were we to begin?
We came to the conclusion that we had influence in our day-to-day operations, our personal lives, as well as in the Western and London communities. Baby steps and small victories would be our stepping stones to success. That decided, we broke down our approach into three smaller definitions we could more easily categorize.
Ecology: Our commitment to the environment through composting and the introduction to organic/fair trade foods.
Culture: Our commitment to the community, to educate and increase awareness, and reduce, re-use and divert materials from land-fills.
Technology: Continuation and improvement of our recycling program, purchasing energy-efficient equipment and implementing new green technologies as they become available.
The best starting place for us was to determine what was already being done that was proactive or positive for the environment. From there, it was a little easier to recognize other initiatives and set goals.
Sustainability is development that
meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability
of future generations to meet their
- Brundtland Commission
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