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Blog Action Day, the Environment: Easy Being Green at Hotel Carlton in San Francisco

Today, October 15th, bloggers around the web unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger posts about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future. What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.--From the Blog Action Day Blog. Click here to learn more.

Riehlife is registered to participate in Blog Action Day focusing on the environment. Our post for the event is a continuation of of conversation with Theo McKinney of Hotel Carlton as he discusses their Green Policy. Also read the post on how he transported all the materials for his Saha art project by public transportation. ---JGR

Hotel Carlton at Night

Riehlife: Tell us about the Hotel Carlton's policy of being a green hotel. Is that a general Joie De Vivre policy or just the Carlton's? I think this is the first hotel I saw that had a recycling bin in the room.

Theo McKinney: It didn’t start out as a Joie De Vivre policy, but it is logically becoming one. As far as the Carlton is concerned, it was a natural choice for a hotel with a global theme.

As our General Manager Herve Blondel started looking at opportunities to make the point, he found out that the greening possibilities were astonishing, and soon saw that it would only take a little extra effort to get a zero carbon footprint going, so he did that. It turns out that the process wasn’t as complicated as it seemed. Now, no other approach makes sense.

The green idea is a mental place where everyone on the planet can see eye to eye and feel part of the whole, which, ultimately, we are. Unity of and for the world is an underlying Carlton theme. I love that.

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