Fairmont expands eco-meet program

Businesses are embracing Fairmont Hotel and Resorts’ respect for the environment and promotion of sustainable tourism by rallying behind its Eco-Meet program now available at all of its properties.

A staunch advocate of environmental stewardship within the travel and tourism industry, Fairmont was the first major hotel company in North America to include green business practices as an intrinsic part of its operations. Another major milestone as the pioneer of going green is the brand-wide launch of the Eco-Meet program - an environmentally friendly conferencing program, intended to minimize harm to the environment during meetings, conferences and similar events.

Eco-Meet was developed as a “green meeting” and conference planning option. In this way, meeting planners can organize conferences and events that consider the environment, result in reduced waste, and also conserve valuable resources.

Michelle White, Director, Environmental Affairs, states, “We recognize that many corporations, including Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, have adopted a mandate of environmental responsibility.” She continues, “When selecting a venue for a green event, meeting planners will consider all aspects of the hotel or resort’s accommodation, operations, programs and policies as part of our Eco-Meet initiative.”

Meeting planners wanting to “green” their events can work with Fairmont’s knowledgeable staff to tailor aspects of this unique program, which consists of four key components, to suit their needs:
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