Our Mission Statement
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging is committed to reducing environmental impacts by engaging our associations, owners, guests and community throughthe use of responsible products and sustainable practices.
We are a proud supporter of the "Green Bucks" program. Your Green Buck donation will contribute to hiking and biking trails, watershed restoration projects, wildlife protection and environmental stewardship programs. You may choose to donate to this cause when booking your reservation. For more information on the Green Bucks fund please go to www.truckeeriverwc.org.
At Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging, a division of East West Resorts, we feel privileged to work and live in this beautiful mountain paradise and are dedicated to preserving it for generations to come. Our desire to respect our natural surroundings helps create a better environment of our guests, our employees, the community and the land. East West Resorts has established an EcoCare Team, comprised of representatives from each property we manage, that is responsible for coordinating and implementing new sustainable initiatives. Through our efforts, we hope to inspire others to mirror our practices as it makes sense environmentally, socially as well as financially. We hope you’ll appreciate what we’re doing in the properties we manage as well as what individual unit owners have implemented.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR COMMUNITY
Clean The World
East West Resorts has recently partnered with Clean the World, an Orlando-based charitable organization that is committed to the prevention of illness and death caused by acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal disease in countries across the globe. In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring (3.5 million children under the age of 5,) Clean the World collects discarded soap, shampoo and conditioner from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries worldwide, as research has shown that 65% of these deaths could be prevented through simple hand washing with bar soap. There are collection bins in Housekeeping that will be shipped to Orlando via FEDEX when they’re full. The soap is then sanitized in Clean the World’s soap recycling plant, and bottles of shampoo and conditioner that are 75% full will be distributed to countries in need, along with the recycled soap. Bottles that are 50% full (or less) are sent to recycling operation centers where the plastic will be recycled. (FDA regulations do not allow the combining of shampoos or conditioners into one bottle.) Through our participation in Clean the World, our donations are measurable, and our impact is relevant and meaningful. If you have a moment and are interested in learning more, please visit their website at www.cleantheworld.org.
Monarch Eco Towels
We have also begun to transition our rental linen program towels to Monarch Eco towels which are made from super-fine, Extra-Long Staple (ELS) cotton, known for contributing to the sustainable consumption of cotton. These towels are 160% bulkier and more absorbent than traditional combed cotton towels. An independent test done at Colorado’s Destination Hotel's Inverness Hotel proved that they cost significantly less to launder, saving up to 30% in water consumption, using less detergent and taking 10-20% less drying time. Monarch Eco towels are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, bio-waste powered, zero discharge facility that produces no emission of effluents into the local water tables. The process also incorporates Control Union-certified, sustainable, eco-friendly dyes and chemicals to reduce impact on the environment.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP?
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PRESERVE OUR ENVIRONMENT?
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CONSERVE OUR EARTH’S NATURAL RESOURCES!
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This not-to-be-missed event happens every Thursday throughout the summer, in historic downtown Truckee.