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USVI’s ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Takes Effect
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USVI’s ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Takes Effect

ST. JOHN, USVI—On Monday of this week, March 30, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ historic “Toxic 3 Os” Sunscreen Ban officially went into effect, making the territory the first in the United States to implement a ban of sunscreen chemicals that are known to destroy coral and cause health risks for people. Similar laws in Hawaii...

Systems Utilizing UV Rays Can Help Disinfect, Combat Coronavirus
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Systems Utilizing UV Rays Can Help Disinfect, Combat Coronavirus

UltraViolet Device, Inc. NATIONAL REPORT—Whether in fixed areas such as air handling systems or in portable devices such as air purifiers or germ-killing robots, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is being used to help combat the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). UV radiation is present in sunlight and constitutes about 10 percent of the total electromagnetic radiation output...

Six Senses Bhutan Unveils its Final Lodge, the ‘Forest Within A Forest’ Six Senses Bumthang
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Six Senses Bhutan Unveils its Final Lodge, the ‘Forest Within A Forest’ Six Senses Bumthang

BHUTAN—Less than six months after the opening of the “Traditional Birdwatching Bridge” in Gangtey, Six Senses Bhutan has opened its fifth and final lodge, Six Senses Bumthang. This opening marks the completion of a circuit that will take guests on a journey across the western and central valleys of the Kingdom. As the gateway to the east...

Hotels Nationwide Sign Up to Provide Housing to First Responders
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Hotels Nationwide Sign Up to Provide Housing to First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an effort to support communities across the country during this unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) announced a new initiative—Hotels for Hope—to connect hotel properties with the health community, struggling to find housing and support as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows. The newly launched initiative, just announced...

Company Deploys Sensors to Optimize Building Efficiency Production
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Company Deploys Sensors to Optimize Building Efficiency Production

The Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel NATIONAL REPORT—Let’s assume you just opened your hotel. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, within two years your mechanical systems will be 25 percent less energy efficient. “Over time, energy performance always dips,” says JJ Steeley, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience for Carbon...

Hilton Partners with Leading Companies to Find Temporary Jobs for Displaced Hotel Team Members
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Hilton Partners with Leading Companies to Find Temporary Jobs for Displaced Hotel Team Members

MCLEAN, VA.—As the hospitality industry responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Hilton is partnering with leading companies to connect workers from temporarily suspended hotels with hundreds of thousands of short-term jobs created by the global pandemic. Hilton Team Members, and others in the industry seeking employment, will be given direct access and in some cases...

Earth Day Network Shifts to Global Digital Mobilizations for 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
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Earth Day Network Shifts to Global Digital Mobilizations for 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization on April 22 to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet. “At Earth Day Network, the health...

Today’s Global Recycling Day Honors Recycling Heroes Around the World
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Today’s Global Recycling Day Honors Recycling Heroes Around the World

LONDON—Global Recycling Day 2020 has arrived and, although the world rightly focuses on its response to COVID-19, people around the world are being encouraged to remember the importance of recycling and to recognize the individuals, communities and businesses—some world renowned some unknown—who are the forefront of recycling innovation and best practice. An initiative of the...

Westin Houston Medical Center Deploys LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots
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Westin Houston Medical Center Deploys LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots

HOUSTON—The Westin Houston Medical Center is the first and only hotel in the United States to utilize LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to sanitize and disinfect its guestrooms and common areas to help combat the threat of coronavirus. The room disinfection technology, provided by San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services, was developed by two epidemiologists in Houston, with...