SOURCE: The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

March 12, 2010 13:15 ET

Audubon International Bestows Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort With Rare 5-Green Leaf Rating

Only Property in United States and One of Only Two in the World

LAKE PLACID, NY--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) -  The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, New York received a 5-Green Leaf Rating from Audubon International and Audubon Greenleaf Eco-Rating Program. It's the only property in the United States with 5-Green Leaves. Only one other property in the world has achieved this. Audubon International first rated the Golden Arrow in 2006 awarding 3-Green Leaves. In 2008 The Golden Arrow achieved a 4-Green Leaf Rating, the first in the United States. The Golden Arrow has worked diligently to become a respected leader in sustainable and eco tourism.

"Every member of our staff has searched to find innovative, ways to make the resort sustainable while enhancing the guest's experience," said Jenn Holderied an owner of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. "If a small percentage of guests return home making one change in their lives, like recycling or using reusable bags when shopping, it makes a large impact and influences others. Lake Placid is one of the most beautiful unspoiled areas in the world. We feel obligated to protect it."

Criteria for the Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program 5-Green Leaf rated hotel is a world leader and innovator of eco-efficiency, clearly demonstrates leadership in the industry on green and sustainable practices. The Audubon International rating program identifies and rewards lodging facilities that are environmental leaders throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Properties are rated on a scale of 1-5 Green Leaves.

"This recognition for the Golden Arrow is well deserved and serves as a great model for all other properties in New York that are serious about being eco-friendly," stated Dan Murphy -- President of NYSHTA.

Said Jeff Sama, from NYSDEC, "The Golden Arrow's commitment to green eco tourism provides the leadership and inspiration needed to help motivate to improve the environmental quality of New York State."

Since beginning their Green Initiative in 2005, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort has become a leader creating environmental friendly green programs, amongst hotels in New York and nationally. They received the Environmental Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Energy and Conservation in 2008, and Good Earthkeeping Award from New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association in 2009. Jenn Holderied helped initiate the Green Hospitality and Tourism Council for New York launched fall 2009. 

The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is located at 2559 Main Street in Lake Placid, New York. Call 518-523-3353 or

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