Irish Castle Hotel Wins Eco-Award

Ashford CastleIn honor of Earth Day, here's some great eco-news from Ireland: Ashford Castle, a historic five-star castle hotel, recently received the Gold Medal for Environmental Management at the Green Hospitality Award ceremony, held in Galway, Ireland. Ashford Castle was one of 16 hotels throughout Ireland to win an accolade, and one of six to receive a top honors with a Gold Medal.
 
We hear the Green Hospitality Award is considered the standard for environmental management within the hospitality industry of Ireland and is recognized as the most successful environmental management program in Europe. GHA is the only Irish environmental program recognized internationally, and currently has 165 members throughout Ireland. Positive results of the organization's efforts include reducing waste in landfills by 50 percent, reducing water consumption by 50 percent and reducing energy consumption by up to 30 percent.

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