Green Initiatives and Community Involvement
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is committed to environmental protection and active in many green initiatives. Our Environmental Committee leads the way by striving for environmental improvements both internally with hotel operations and externally on projects within our local community.
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport focuses on four key areas that can have a significant impact: Eco-Cuisine, Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, and Employee Awareness. Colleagues at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport - lead by the Environment Committee - are proud to make an environmental difference in everything we do.
"Garden to Globe" - The Fairmont Vancouver Airport's Herb & Vegetable Garden
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport has several garden plots in the Terra Nova Sharing Farm located about 6 kilometres from our hotel. The plots produce many fresh, organic, and delicious herbs and vegetables that we are using in our 100 Mile Menu available at our award-winning, signature restaurant Globe @ YVR.
Colleagues from several departments at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport volunteer their time to prepare the garden - planting seeds, and turning soil, watering, fertilizing, and managing the compost. In addition, our chefs volunteer in elementary school classrooms to give students hands-on experience growing and cooking their own food
Garlic and chives are just a few of the items we have grown and are now using in our 100 Mile Menu available now in our award-winning restaurant Globe@YVR.
The Honey Bees
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport's honey bees are located at YVR's McDonald Beach Park. The million bees are hard at work producing the 'liquid gold' that is available for purchase at the hotel.
OUR LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS
- YVR "Clear Skies Award" in 2011 for demonstrating outstanding commitments to reducing environmental impacts at work
- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Environmental Hotel of the Year 2006, Evergreen Category
- Recognition of energy conservation excellence by BC Hydro Power Smart program
- 4 Green Key Eco-Rating, Hotel Association of Canada
- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2009 by MacLean's Magazine Green issue
Download more information about our Environment Programs in a PDF format.
FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS' GREEN PARTNERSHIP
In 1990 the Fairmont Green Partnership program began. It's a comprehensive commitment to minimizing our hotels’ impact on the planet. This green philosophy has grown to become an important core value of our company. Find out more about...