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Inn at Laurel Point Celebrated Earth Day With Golden Garbage Awards
A multitude of hotels hosted activities and events to celebrate Earth Day 2012. Companies made donations to green charities, renovated with eco-friendly materials, and gave guests special Earth Day discounts. But the staff at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, British Columbia, did something a little different—they hosted the inaugural Golden Garbage Awards.
The awards were part of the first annual Victoria Garbage Showdown, an initiative to clean-up the neighborhood and get local businesses involved in picking up trash within the community. The team that collected the most garbage on Friday, April 20 won the coveted Golden Garbage Award at the ceremony hosted by the Inn at Laurel Point.
The property teamed up with Harbour Air Seaplanes, North America's first carbon-neutral airline, and Eagle Wing Whale Watching, a carbon-neutral whale-watching company, and many other community organizations to bring this special event to life.
After a full morning of cleaning and greening, the participants gathered at the Inn to attend the short award ceremony and recognized the efforts of all those involved. The Green Queen of the Inn, Theresa Dickinson, was also on hand to congratulate the winning team.
At the end of the day, Eagle Wing Tours won the prestigious Golden Garbage Award. The whale-watching company managed to collect over 9,000 pieces of garbage in an hour.
The Inn at Laurel Point holds the honor of being British Columbia's first and only carbon-neutral hotel and has made a major effort to maintain eco-friendly standards. The property even created an in-house Green Committee to oversee the hotel's sustainable practices.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 by maureen
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