SOURCE: Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies

January 31, 2012 11:01 ET

Successful, Productive and Green: Meetings Designed With Businesses -- and Mother Nature -- in Mind

Delaware North Companies Specializes in Creating Eco-Friendly Events in Truly Special Places

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Meetings are an essential part of doing business. They bring people together. They facilitate the exchange of ideas. And, given the largely cyber world that many businesses operate in, they can also help personalize exchanges and build relationships. Unfortunately, meetings can also mean tons (literally) of waste from paper handouts, paper cups and tchotchkes that will never again be used.

To help mitigate the inherent wastefulness of meetings, while still bringing participants together, Delaware North Companies, one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers, developed the GreenPath® program, which encompasses a formal, comprehensive approach to creating green meetings.

"We operate in some of the world's most special places, including Yellowstone, Yosemite and Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. We see firsthand how the choices we make affect our environment," said Anne Marie McManus, director of environmental affairs and sustainability. "So, we developed our unique approach to green meetings to help businesses host successful, productive events that are also easy on the environment," added McManus.

Just a few of the green meeting amenities and services available at Delaware North's properties include:

  • Carbon offset programs
  • China plates and silverware
  • Reusable gifts for attendees
  • Leftover-food donation programs
  • Conveniently placed recycling bins
  • Organic, sustainable menu options
  • Energy-efficient technology and lighting
  • Biodegradable or recyclable plates and cups
  • Paper products made using recyclable materials

In addition to providing eco-friendly event packages, every Delaware North property adheres to strict operating standards that are environmentally responsible and offer an exceptional guest experience. To learn more about Delaware North's green meeting packages, amenities and services, please visit

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Glen A. White
    Manager of Corporate Communications
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