[excerpted from an article released last week acknowledging the Church of Scientology Los Gatos for its commitment to environmentally-friendly practices]
September 19, 2012 ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Refinishing Touch, a world leader in on‐site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture asset management services, has honored 29 businesses with Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize eco-conscious companies within the hospitality industry that have successfully implemented furniture asset management services to reduce their carbon footprints.
To qualify for the awards, hotels and resorts must demonstrate a commitment to implementing environmentally-friendly practices, particularly furniture asset management tactics including refinishing, remanufacturing, and reupholstering that reduce their carbon footprint and minimize landfill waste. The program, spearheaded by business environmentalist and The Refinishing Touch president and CEO Mario Insenga, is also designed to inspire other organizations to consider their own environmental impact and incorporate sustainability into every day actions.This quarter’s award winners include: Best Western Hotel; Candlewood Suites; Church of Scientology of Los Gatos; Country Inn and Suites; The Courtyard by Marriot Hotel; Days Inn Hotel; DoubleTree by Hilton, in Anaheim and Roswell; The Embassy Suites Convention Center; Fairmont Hotel; Hampton Inn locales in Batesville, Owensboro, Jacksonville, Abingdon, and West Palm Beach; Hilton brand hotels, in Grand Forks, Long Island, Novi, and Edinburgh; Holiday Inn brands, in Santa Clarita and Kentwood; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Hospitality Purchasing Consultants; Hotel Monaco; La Quinta Inn; Lake Shore Lodge; Maison St. Charles Quality Inn and Suites; Molly Pitcher Inn; and Staybridge Suites.