Xanterra Launches “Choose To Be Straw Free” Campaign On Earth Day
Roll Out Will Start with Lodges in National Parks/Resorts In Historic Locations
-500 Million Drinking Straws Are Thrown Out Every Day-
DENVER(April 17, 2013) – According to Milo Cress, an 11- year old middle school student and enthusiastic environmentalist, an estimated 500 million drinking straws – enough to fill 46,400 school buses annually – are discarded every day. Unfortunately, many don’t even make it to the landfills.
That’s why Xanterra, operator of tourism entities worldwide, is launching a “Choose to be Straw Free” program on Earth Day, April 22. This is the latest in a yearlong series of sustainability initiatives that have earned the company worldwide recognition for its “Legendary Hospitality with a softer footprint.”Read More
Tourism Industry’s Largest Solar Pv System Turns Five; Xanterra’s Death Valley Installation Has Produced More Than 10 Million Kwh Of Electricity
DEATH VALLEY, CALIF., April 8, 2013 – Approaching its five-year anniversary, the solar photovoltaic system national park and resort concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts installed in Death Valley has produced more than 10 million kW and met the company’s goal of reducing purchased electricity by 30 percent.
The one megawatt (MW) system was completed in June 2008 and covers five acres within Furnace Creek Resort which includes the historic Inn at Furnace Creek, Ranch at Furnace Creek and Furnace Creek Golf Course as well as employee offices and housing.Read More