AVALON LODGE CONTINUES SUSTAINABLE AND GRATITUDE LEADERSHIPPosted by Cle on Jul 23, 2011 in Media | 0 comments
South Lake Tahoe, California – The Avalon Lodge, an upscale hotel at Stateline has partnered with the Clean the World Foundation to recycle amenities to be redistributed to impoverished and disaster stricken areas in need.
The Cle Hospitality branded Avalon Lodge was acquired in December 2010 and refurbished over the past 6 months. The Lodge places an emphasis on sustainable living and giving back. The Avalon Lodge is looking forward to assisting in reducing both disease and waste by donating their gently used soaps and amenities. These hotel amenities will be collected, recycled, sanitized, and distributed worldwide to reduce the risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, the leading cause in deaths of children under 5, as well as other diseases. Studies have shown the risk of disease has been reduced 60% in regions that received donations. Countries receiving recycled soaps include Haiti, Pakistan, Armenia, India, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Swaziland.
Additionally, since their inception in 2009; Clean the World has eliminated over 340 tons of waste. This equals over 5 million soap bars and 35.5 tons of shampoo and conditioner, prevented from enter landfills and instead put back to human use. Katy Donoghue of Cle Hospitality states: “We try to keep our eye out for the little things we can do to help in a larger effort. It is important to us to partner with entities doing global good.”
To further support sustainable living, the Avalon Lodge uses local vendors whenever possible, resulting in handmade furniture by local craftsman Mike Leary, breakfast breads from the Sugarpine Bakery and art and jewelry featured for sale in their Market Café by members of the Tahoe Art League. This summer, the Avalon Lodge began promoting walking and biking rather than driving by providing bicycles for their guests to borrow free of charge.
In the winter of 2011, Cle Hospitality will launch their “Gratitude is Key” campaign donating a portion of their lodging profits to a yet to be determined charity. They are asking the public to nominate worthy charities online at www.CleHospitality.com
How to contribute to save lives or donate soap and shampoo:
- Become a Recycling Partner: http://www.cleantheworld.org/partners.asp
- To Volunteer: http://www.cleantheworld.org/volunteer.asp
- Clean the World Blog: http://www.cleantheworld.org/blog/
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About Clean the World, Inc.: Clean the World is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information visit: http://www.cleantheworld.org