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Long Island’s Historic Hotel Makes A Huge Environmental Impact
The Garden City Hotel Wins 2015 Emerald Award For Sustainability in Hospitality
By: Emerald Brand
Through the Emerald Sustainability Program, The Garden City Hotel significantly reduced its environmental footprint and successfully saved 121 trees; 14,274 pounds of virgin fiber; 5,167 pounds of FSC Certified paper; 7,134 gallons of water and diverted 6,160 pounds of landfill waste in 2015. By utilizing Emerald’s sustainable disposables, this iconic and historic Long Island hotel is able to provide its guests with a luxurious and elegant atmosphere while saving the earth’s natural resources.
"Being environmentally responsible is a core value for The Garden City Hotel,” said General Manager, J. Grady Colin. “It was at the forefront of decisions we made when renovating the building and weighs heavily in how we run our business. It’s a priority when choosing guest supplies, food and beverage procurement and all facility assets. Our corporate customers appreciate this about The Garden City Hotel and our strategic partners know we expect the same from them."
Emerald is dedicated to global conservation efforts and to helping companies like The Garden City Hotel convert to sustainable alternatives to achieve their social responsibility initiatives. The Emerald Sustainability Program provides participants with an annual Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that calculates the amount of trees, virgin fiber, FSC Certified paper, water and landfill waste saved by using Emerald’s sustainable products as compared to the traditional, non-sustainable products. The Emerald Awards for Sustainability are presented to those who have made the most substantial environmental impact each year.
About Emerald Brand:
Established in 1997, Emerald Brand produces everyday disposable products from sustainable, alternative materials at affordable prices. With a robust product line ranging from Tree-Free™ and petroleum-free tissue and food service products to Earth-friendly cleaning and packaging solutions, Emerald Brand makes it easy to green homes and businesses. Emerald Brand products are available for consumer purchase at www.emeraldbrand.com and for businesses at www.paradigm-
About The Garden City Hotel:
The Garden City Hotel has welcomed guests with spacious guest rooms, luxurious suites and genuine hospitality. Our historic Long Island hotel has been a preferred destination for dignitaries and celebrities as well as business travelers, New York locals and visitors from around the globe. From post-Civil War beginnings to our present-day grandeur, The Garden City Hotel has proudly hosted the city’s finest meetings and special events. Our first-class service is enhanced by timeless elegance and modern comforts include a state-of-the-