The Timeshare Industry Goes Green

October 15, 2012 by Steve-Luba

Source: Perspective Magazine; The Leading Independent Trade Publication for the Timeshare & Fractional Ownership Industry

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recognizes the important contributions its members make to create a greener, more environmentally friendly world—from recycling soap to cleaning up coastlines to using “green” products in resorts.  Companies like Marriott Vacation Club, Bluegreen Vacations, Grand Pacific Resort Management, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and Interval International are leading the way to a cleaner, more environmentally-sound planet.

“It’s one thing to recycle at your resort or participate in a clean-up once in a while,” says Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA.  “But it’s quite another to develop and carry out the major initiatives that our members have done.  It’s a real model for other industries.”

Marriott Vacation Club recently announced a partnership with “Clean the World,” a group that recycles partially used bars of soap and bottled amenities from resorts in the United States and distributes the new soap and hygiene kits to communities that lack access to these essential items. Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases, which can be prevented by washing with soap.

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