Go Green with Grand Geneva during Earth month 2011
11 Apr, 2011
This April, the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa invites travelers to commemorate Earth Month by experiencing the array of eco-friendly amenities and services available across the property. With features ranging from an on-site electric car charging station to native grass preserves located on its award-winning golf courses, Grand Geneva — the only Travel Green Wisconsin-certified resort in Lake Geneva —has made innovative, eco-friendly strides throughout the past two years. Recently, the resort announced impressive findings of its environmentally efficient boiler system, which will allow the Grand Geneva to save 30,000 gallons of water and reduce its CO2 emissions by seven tons per year.
“We understand that travelers have an ever-growing interest in green destinations, and were ecstatic to learn the significant conservation results of our efforts,” said Grand Geneva Managing Director Brett Sundstrom. “We are proud of the environmentally friendly business practices that are currently in place, and we are committed to building upon those in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Throughout the month of April, travelers are encouraged to take advantage of the Grand Geneva’s green features, which include:
1. Electric Car Charging Station: Last year, the Grand Geneva became the first resort in the Midwest to offer an on-site charging station for electric, plug-in automobiles. Manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, the ChargePoint Networked Electric Car Charging Station is complimentary to both guests and the general public, meaning that electric car owners living as far away as Chicago can now travel to the Grand Geneva and back without spending a penny on transportation.
2. Natural Herb & Vegetable Garden: Executive Chef Robert Fedorko grows organic, fresh produce on-site that is used in his award-winning cuisine at the resort’s signature, restaurants Geneva ChopHouse and Ristorante Brissago. The garden also serves as an educational tool for the resort’s culinary students, who tend the garden and track its growth.
3. Green Golf: Golfers who hit the links at the Grand Geneva’s Highlands golf course will note the tens of thousands of square feet of the course dedicated to native grass preservation.
4. Local Bottled Water for a Cause: All bottled water served to guests on the Grand Geneva campus is tapped from natural springs in nearby Chippewa Falls and bottled by employees of Goodwill.
5. 100% Smoke-Free Indoor Environments
For more information about the Grand Geneva and its eco-friendly offerings, please visit www.grandgeneva.com.