Best Western Fallsview Hotel

Best Western Fallsview Hotel
LivClean Eco-stay program

LivClean Eco-stay program

June 30, 2009 06:00 ET

The Best Western Fallsview is Waking up to Green

The Best Western Fallsview joins the LivClean Eco-Stay™ Program and takes action against climate change

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Your visit to the Best Western Fallsview just got a little greener. Today, the pet friendly, bike friendly, rider friendly accommodation provider of choice to the Niagara Parks Commission, the Best Western Fallsview Hotel officially joined the LivClean Eco-Stay™ program. Eco-Stay™ is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.

"We're very excited to be part of the Eco-Stay Program," said Brian Kerr, Assistant General Manager of the Best Western Fallsview. "It's a meaningful and effective way of demonstrating our concern for the environment."

Under the program, the Best Western Fallsview will collect two dollars per night from hotel guests. Funds will be used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country such as renewable energy, sustainable farming, energy efficiency, composting and recycling - making each hotel night completely 'carbon neutral'. The guest's contribution offsets 100kg of CO2-e (or carbon equivalents). That's about the same as taking 7 cars off the road for the day. All LivClean Eco-Stay™ Carbon Offset Projects are registered on the Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) GHG CleanProjects™ Registry ensuring ISO 14064-2 reporting and independent ISO 14064-3 verification. In addition, each offset tonne is uniquely serialized by CSA to ensure proper retirement and avoid double counting.

But that's not all. The program also supports on-site environmental upgrades and renovations, further reducing the hotel's impact. A typical 150 room Canadian hotel can produce three tonnes of greenhouses gases each day. That's the same as driving 200 cars, heating and lighting 100 homes or taking 5,000 airplane flights. Guests at the Best Western Fallsview now know that they are helping to significantly reduce these emissions.

"Eco-Stay is a terrific program," Brian Kerr continued, "we're seeing both leisure and business travelers these days that are seriously concerned about their carbon footprint. This is our way of letting guests know that we share those concerns and we're doing something about it."

"We're very proud of the Eco-Stay program, and the hotels who have embraced it," said Christina deVries, Director of LivClean. "These hotels are leaders in environmental consciousness and responsibility. They aren't just talking about reducing green house gases - they're doing it."

Details of the Best Western Fallsview's carbon footprint, in-house initiatives and carbon offset purchases are available on-line at www.livclean.ca/eco-stay

LivClean is a Canadian organization with a global reach devoted to offering quality carbon offset products and solutions to both individuals and businesses. Passionate about making a difference in the environment and helping others reduce their carbon emissions, LivClean's dedication to quality means all carbon offset products meet strict criteria, certification and standards.

The Best Western Fallsview, which is located in the heart of the Fallsview Tourist District and only a 5 minute stroll to Queen Victoria Park, the Falls and its many attractions, is Niagara's only truly pet friendly hotel offering you proximity with value for your entire family. The full service 248 room, 100% non-smoking hotel is 1 mile to Clifton Hill Attractions and Marineland, across from the Imax Theatre, Skylon Tower and the new Fallsview Casino.

At our location you can enjoy Niagara's only "Farm to Table" casual dining experience in the Boulevard Bistro, with late night cocktails and snacks in the Boulevard Lounge. With a focus on service and execution, seasonal menus play off locally grown ingredients and highlight our 'Farm to Table' philosophy.

As the sole hotel package partner to the Bike Train, and our onsite partnership with Zoom Leisure Bike Rentals and Tours, the Best Western Fallsview offers the traveler an alternative mode to see and do all Niagara's offerings from historic sites to award winning wineries and the beautiful Niagara Parks.

Further information on the resort can be found at www.bestwesternfallsview.com

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