Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Holds Fifth Annual Sustainabilit

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Holds Fifth Annual Sustainability Fair

Publish Date: 26-Jun-2014

Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014

 

     Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is pleased to announce its fifth annual Sustainability Fair, (formerly Green Fair),  to be held on Friday, August 22nd from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the hotel’s Colonnade Room.

     The event showcases the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program.   Last year, guests  enjoyed  learning of these environmental initiatives by interacting with these organizations and their representatives:

Capital Bike Share

Biofuels

CarsToGo

ChemSearch

District of Columbia Department of the Environment

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

District Hardware/The Bike Shop

EcoFriendly Foods

Fairmont Pittsburgh (Gold LEED Certified)

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Beekeepers

KEYS for the Homeless

KMG

Live Green

National Geographic Society

Sheppard Electric

Toni Burnham, Urban Beekeeper

U.S. Green Building Council

World Wildlife Fund

Zip Car

     Fairmont’s Sustainability Fair is free and open to the public.  Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives along with vegetable dips seasoned with herbs from the hotel’s garden.  Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as energy saving light bulbs.  We hope you will join us.  Each participant has a six-foot skirted table to display information.  May participants bring give-a-ways for guest to take with them.

     Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a long history of environmental stewardship.  The company’s   Sustainability Partnership Program, a company-wide effort designed to reduce the impact of hotel operations on the environment, is considered by many, including National Geographic Traveler, to be the “most comprehensive environmental program in the North American hotel industry.”   Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown has fully embraced this commitment to waste management, energy and water conservation.

     Located at 2401 M Street, NW, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown  is convenient to the finest museums, theaters (including the Kennedy Center), shopping and dining.  Close to two metro stations, it is five miles from Reagan National Airport and 33 miles from Dulles International Airport.  At 415 rooms and luxury suites, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers a wealth of facilities while maintaining an air of tranquility insured through the design of intimate spaces, plenty of natural daylight, and a cascade of plants both inside and out.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.

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