Xanterra Parks and Resorts operates has more than 20 locations at national and state parks. In line with its connection to nature, Xanterra has been taking steps to lower its environmental impacts. Chris Lane from Xanterra spoke with GreenBiz Radio about how the company is greening up its dining facilities, from lightbulbs to menu items to compost piles.
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1) Conducting its business responsibly
2) Optimizing the environmental impact of its operations
3) Making its products the best available for doing sustainable design
4) Amplifying its impact by partnering with leading innovators
In this era of heightened environmental awareness, the ability to recognize the transformational power of the green movement -- and act on it -- can be the difference between life and death for a business. Brandi McManus' four-part series "Growing a Green Corporation: Meeting the Next Great Disruptive Challenge of the 21st Century" begins today with a look at the perils of failing to recognize disruptive change.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- AFS Trinity Power Corporation announced this week that it has upgraded its prototype for a high performance, high mileage green SUV with new technology to extend the vehicle's driving range.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- MBDC, which administers Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification for products, has developed a C2C certification for individual materials and ingredients in products.
DENVER, Colo. -- The Denver regional office of the EPA issued an objection to approval of the Big Stone II coal-fired power plant and said the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources has 90 days to resubmit its air quality permit for the proposed facility.
THETFORD CENTER, Vt. -- The nonprofit Center for Sustainable Innovation has come up with a resource that enables companies to measure their water footprint.
VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The MicroGreen oil filter, which uses two layers of filters to help oil last eight times longer than usual, has been named a preferred source offering for all New York state agencies and local governments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saying the days of federal heel-dragging are over, President Barack Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency today to reconsider a ruling that prevented California and more than a dozen other states from enforcing stricter auto emissions laws and ordered the Department of Transportation to implement higher fuel efficiency standards.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The second annual California Green Innovation Index compiles a wide array of statistics, showing how the state is making progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from a number of sources.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The venerable product safety testing service is launching an environmental claims verification service, UL Environment Inc. The new unit was created to help companies and the public make sense of green claims and provide manufacturers with transparency and credibility in the marketplace.
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Although consumers have dialed back their spending in a big way, a new study finds that when people do spend these days more than 75 percent consider environmental and social aspects in deciding what to buy and about a third are willing to pay more for those benefits.
-- In this era of heightened environmental awareness, the ability to recognize the transformational power of the green movement -- and act on it -- can be the difference between life and death for a business. Brandi McManus' four-part series "Growing a Green Corporation: Meeting the Next Great Disruptive Challenge of the 21st Century" begins today with a look at the perils of failing to recognize disruptive change.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Casdex Inc. and CinnaWorks, the largest franchisee of the Cinnabon brand, are partnering to digitally archive the pastry retailer's HR records.
MOTHERWELL, UNITED KINGDOM -- Sainsbury's, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, kicks off a major biofuel initiative in Scotland and vows to stop sending all its U.K. food waste to landfill by summer.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- IBM’s SNOW consulting offering gives a holistic look at supply chains, identifying ways to cut costs and lower environmental impacts, from product materials to distribution routes.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- REI will begin using Bluesign Technologies' research into textile raw materials, chemical components and processes to inform product design and sourcing choices.
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The IST Energy Corporation has launched a mobile green waste-to-energy conversation system and says its new GEM can serve any site that produces at least two tons of trash a day.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart's international operations have installed the largest photovoltaic solar power system in Latin America and opened Canada's first store to serve as a high-performance prototype for green building.
SINGAPORE, CHINA -- The paints and coating industry, like so many other sectors, has taken a hit from the worldwide economic downturn, though it's expected to recover with the help of greener products.
ABU DHABI, -- Masdar City, planned to be the world's first carbon neutral and zero waste city, will include an Ecomagination Centre for research and development of energy efficient products and solutions.
BEIJING, CHINA -- The Climate Group plans to develop 15 to 20 low carbon cities in China as part of the organization's drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and battle climate change.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clorox has added biodegradable wipes to its line of Green Works cleaners and announced how much it is giving the Sierra Club as part of their marketing relationship.