Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fairmont Holds Fifth Annual Sustainability Fair

From our friends at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown...

Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown Holds Fifth Annual Sustainability Fair

Free Event Showcases DC's Eco-Efforts

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is pleased to announce its fifth annual Sustainability Fair, (formerly Green Fair), to be held on Friday, August 22nd from 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM in the hotel’s Colonnade Room.

The event showcases the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Below is just a sampling of the participants that will be showcasing their environmental initiatives at the fair. Guests will enjoy interacting with these organizations and their representatives:

Balance Gym Bike Share
District of Columbia Department of the Environment
EcoFriendly Foods
Fairmont Pittsburgh (Gold LEED Certified)
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Beekeepers
KEYS for the Homeless
Live Green
National Geographic Society
Segway Tours
Sheppard Electric
Toni Burnham, Urban Beekeeper
Whole Foods
World Wildlife Fund
Zip Car

Fairmont’s Sustainability Fair is free and open to the public. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives along with vegetable dips seasoned with herbs from the hotel’s garden, and each guest will be entered to win some great prizes. Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as energy saving light bulbs. We hope you will join us. Each participant has a six-foot skirted table to display information. Many participants bring give-a-ways for guests to take with them.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a long history of environmental stewardship. The company’s Sustainability Partnership Program, a company-wide effort designed to reduce the impact of hotel operations on the environment, is considered by many, including National Geographic Traveler, to be the “most comprehensive environmental program in the North American hotel industry.” Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown has fully embraced this commitment to waste management, energy and water conservation.

Located at 2401 M Street, NW, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is convenient to the finest museums, theaters (including the Kennedy Center) shopping and dining. Close to two metro stations, it is five miles from Reagan National Airport and 33 miles from Dulles International Airport. At 415 rooms and luxury suites, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers a wealth of facilities while maintaining an air of tranquility insured through the design of intimate spaces, plenty of natural daylight, and a cascade of plants both inside and out.