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If you like your meetings green...

Head over to Dominica, which recently announced that it had become "the first country ever to receive benchmark designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization, Green Globe 21."

    In addition to the national designation, five hotels on Dominica have also achieved successful benchmarking status from Green Globe 21. They include 3 Rivers Eco-Lodge, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Garraway Hotel, Fort Young Hotel and the Hummingbird Inn.

    Green Globe 21 requires all of its 442 total participating operations and communities to be independently assessed and certified annually by independent auditors to ensure their compliance with Green Globe 21’s standards. The participating companies and communities must meet those standards in 9 key performance areas, such as energy consumption, solid waste production, social commitment, resource conservation, sustainability policy and more.

And, from the Web site anyway, it sure looks beautiful, especially to someone like me who just finished shoveling fourish inches of the white stuff off the driveway...

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