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Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 10.45.41 AMBlazon Laurels educates leaders, builds honorable reputations and publicly recognizes hospitality global businesses “doing well AND doing good.”

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Guilt-ridden or Pride in What YOU Drive?

Guilt-ridden or Pride in What YOU Drive?

Are you zipping by me on the freeway in your Prius? Kudos for getting over 40 mpg. Perhaps you opted to buy an electric vehicle instead of a hybrid. Fabulous!

I have some questions for the people driving gas-guzzlers:

  • Have you looked into purchasing a different car that’s more fuel-efficient?
  • Is your car running perfectly?
  • What’s your motivation for considering a change in your auto?

Hybrids offer statusGreen products

Research shows that there are very few cars available that actually have gas mileage over 30 mph. If you desire 37-112 mpg, you will have to purchase a hybrid. Many are $20,000 – $40,000 and they’re too new to buy used. Some luxury hybrids are over $100,000. Yes, driving a Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus BEV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Scion IQ or Toyota Prius v earns you big status points…and you get even more if you drive a Fisker Karma, Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, or BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

Don’t be fooled

I’m certain you look at SUVs with distaste. In this day and age, how could anyone drive one? If you must judge…it’s time to base those judgments on fact, not fiction.

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ECOleisure

ECOleisure

Travel the world, enjoy a unique experience, and explore eco-friendly locations while leaving a minimal carbon footprint.

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The Global Citizenship Experience

The Global Citizenship Experience
The Global Citizenship Experience is designed for you to gain knowledge, perspective and inspiration in an educational and entertaining way. This “edutaining” experience will delight and inspire you. Enjoy with your friends, utilize as a team building activity for your work group or reward your volunteers with this inspirational ECO-adventure! This full day workshop encompasses transformational learning on green living topics and global citizenship best practices as well as a scavenger hunt competition. The winning team of the scavenger hunt will be honored with a Kiva loan donated in their team’s name! 

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Introduction to Sustainability

Introduction to Sustainability
Adding sustainable practices to your hospitality business is as easy as 1-2-3 when you attend this workshop designed to ensure you gain the most applicable knowledge and develop an actionable plan. Our ECOleisure workshops are taught in short, interactive segments over three days at your location of choice. You may also choose to have an intensive 3-day luxe retreat version of this transformational workshop for your executive team. We will tailor the topics to your specific industry and offer case studies of leading edge best practices: hotels; restaurants; retailers; spas; and/or wineries. A strategy and integration brainstorming session will be facilitated on the final day so your work group will have a clear path to action in implementing newly established sustainability goals. 
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