30,000 Trees Planted in Canada in 2015 through Innovative GreenSTAY program
PEACE RIVER, AB, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - In less than one year, WEARTH™ has helped Delta Hotels and Resorts guests to virtually plant more than 30,000 trees in conserved lands across Alberta, Canada through the hotels' GreenSTAY™ program. The program was launched in February and gives guests the option to virtually plant one tree for each night they have opted out of housekeeping. WEARTH plants the actual trees on behalf of every applicable GreenSTAY guest night, and guests must opt out of housekeeping at least three nights to participate in the program.
"Most of our hotel sustainability endeavors are focused on efforts to conserve within our hotels. The Delta Hotels GreenSTAY program provides the opportunity for guests to join us to help conserve natural resources in Canada's forest lands, thus reaching beyond our hotels' doors," says Marriott Hotels of Canada President, Don Cleary.
The 30,000 trees that have been planted by WEARTH are native species and have restored 175,000 square meters of forest, which is the equivalent of more than 110 National Hockey League hockey rinks.
The GreenSTAY program provides a branded virtual forest for every Delta hotel location, and guests have the ability to leave a message in each hotel's virtual forest, where each real tree planted is represented by a matching one online. The leading tree planting location, Delta Edmonton Centre has planted almost 4,000 trees thus far and you can explore all of them here. In this way, GreenSTAY has meant environmental action, not only on the ground, but also through engagement and education for everyone involved and connected via social media.
"We became a proud part of the GreenSTAY program because of the opportunity it provided to plant more trees here in Canada and the dedication Delta Hotels and Resorts has shown for taking the next step to share their sustainability journey," says WEARTH co-founder Brad Rabiey. "Like us they strive to inspire others to live and work more sustainably."
To learn more about the Delta Hotels and Resorts forest visit createyourforest.ca/deltahotels.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
Delta Hotels and Resorts was acquired by Marriott International in April 2015. Guests can discover the Delta difference with the brand's 37 properties located across Canada. Delta properties offer comfortably familiar rooms, free Wi-Fi and convenient dining. Additionally, guests can earn and use Marriott Rewards® points. Book reservations and redeem points at www.marriott.com.
The company that began as The Carbon Farmer Inc. in 2007 remains firmly rooted on a third generation family farm in northern Alberta. Today, as a corporate (or citizen) social responsibility firm, they specialize in providing a variety of farm-direct ecosystem services. WEARTH is home to carbon credits under the original Carbon Farmer® label, habitat restoration through Forest Farmer™ and organic grains via Vintage Farmer™. The co-founders, a husband and wife team, also welcomed investment from Arlene Dickinson and Bruce Croxon, through CBC Dragons' Den in 2012.
SOURCE The Carbon Farmer Inc.
For further information: Inquiries: Brad Rabiey, Co-Founder, 780.624.3193, [email protected]