NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Our weekly collection of articles from Green Globe members around the world


Green Globe Update: Green Globe Network Support Members in their Region

Denaye Hinds works with our leading Green Globe members in the Caribbean and the USA. As with all our auditors world wide, Green Globe is helping to navigate our members through the current health crisis.

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Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport: First Certification Highlights Food Reduction Strategies

Management and staff members at Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport are committed to sustainable outcomes. Prior to receiving Green Globe Certification, the hotel had already achieved the highest level (Level 4) in IHG’s Green Engage program and it continues to actively support various community and environmental initiatives.

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Butterfly Beach Hotel: SMART Technology Enhances Sustainability Goals

Sustainable design and construction are featured at Butterfly Beach Hotel as the property seeks to promote oneness with its natural surroundings. The colour of the main buildings mirroring the pink sands on the South Coast. Power harnessed from the sun and cooling methods are incorporated into the architectural concept. A new feature, the vertical garden is not only aesthetically pleasing but also efficiently cools the building.

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Does the COVID-19 outbreak mark the onset of a sustainable consumption transition?

The cause of the global pandemic is clearly based on non-sustainable consumption patterns, and the pursuit of economic reward for the exploitation of environment and ecology. This worthy paper by Maurie J Cohan investigates how our consumption pattern need to change or will be changed without our consent. The 1942 quote from Pitirim Sorokin is particularly striking at this time: “A society is never the same as the one that existed before the calamity. For good or ill, calamities are unquestionably the supreme disruptors and transformers of social organization and institutions”

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