WATERVALE RETREAT AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERS STATUS
WATERVALE, AUSTRALIA– 10TH MAY 2017 – WATERVALE RETREAT today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
“At Watervale Retreat, we endeavour to be as environmental friendly as possible and constantly thrive to improve our impact. By utilising rainwater, solar and by having all our lighting on the property changed to LED lights, we minimize our carbon footprint. We recycle what we can and use as many environmentally and biodegradable products as possible.”
Travelers can now search for accommodations that have TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
“The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program recognizes the properties around the world that are committed to environmental sustainability,” said Ryan Dillon, manager of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We applaud these businesses, from the smallest B&B to the largest hotel chain, for helping to make eco-friendly trips possible for our community of millions of travelers.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, and ENERGY STAR®, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2015
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