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Death Valley Resort Cuts Solid Waste, Water Use

After enacting series of sustainability initiatives, Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park has reduced solid waste by 44 percent, water usage has dropped 19 percent and electricity use is down 18 percent since 2010. In that same time period, the California resort says sustainably sourced food is up … Read more »

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Xanterra Cuts National Parks’ Water Use, Pledges 25% Reduction by 2015

National park concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts has implemented several water-conservation initiatives at its properties as part of its goal to reduce water use by 25 percent from 2003 levels by 2015. In Yellowstone National Park where the company operates nine lodges along with restaurants, stores and activities, Xanterra installed … Read more »

Solar at Furnace Creek Resort Delivers 10 Million kWh Since 2008

National park and resort concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts says the solar photovoltaic system at the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, Calif., has produced more than 10 million kWh and met the company’s goal of reducing purchased electricity by 30 percent. The 1 MW system was completed in June … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Xanterra, Best Foot Forward, GEI Consultants

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Xanterra Parks & Resorts: The company, which operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions in state and national parks as well as Kingsmill Resort, Windstar Cruises and Grand Canyon Railway, has appointed Catherine Greener (pictured) vice president of sustainability. Prior … Read more »

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