35 posts categorized "Environment"

Dimming the Lights for Earth Hour

March 26, 2009
To kick off Environmental Awareness Month this April, we are participating in an event on Saturday created by the World Wildlife Fund called Earth Hour. At 8:30 p.m. local time on March 28th, many of our hotels and offices around the world will be turning off all their non-essential lights...

Green Your Hotel Stay for $1 a Day with Marriott

February 17, 2009
When my executive team started talking with me about carbon offsets, I said, "What's that?" I'm old enough to remember "carbon copies," which is how you made multiple copies before we had computers and printers. I've learned since that carbon offsets are a way to offset the greenhouse gases generated...

Greening Marriott's Supply Chain

January 6, 2009
Today, I'm going to talk to you about toilet paper . . . and Marriott's commitment to the environment. Seriously, there really is a connection. Earlier this year, we announced our five-point environmental strategy to help address climate change. One of these goals is to green our $10 billion supply...

Thanking Our Loyal Marriott Customers

October 27, 2008
Today kicks off a very special week for Marriott and our customers. Every October, we celebrate Global Customer Appreciation Week. We do this to thank our customers around the world for the business and their loyalty. This year, the theme is "The Spirit to Preserve." Marriott has done a lot...

Marriott Helps Protect the Amazon Rainforest

October 23, 2008
I'm Arne Sorenson, the CFO of Marriott International and co-chair of the company's green council. Bill Marriott asked me to be a guest blogger to tell you how Marriott's on the move in the Amazon rainforest. As a matter of fact, I'm standing in the middle of the rainforest right...

Celebrating World Environment Day

June 2, 2008
June 5 marks a very important day to encourage environmental awareness - it's called World Environment Day. I've told you before about many of our global initiatives like our partnership with the Brazilian state of Amazonas and our efforts to reduce fuel and water consumption globally. While efforts like these...

We Are All Guests

April 20, 2008
On this planet, we're all visitors, or guests. I prefer guests because that's what the people who visit our hotels are. I think we get it at Marriott. Green is certainly the new business imperative. Scientists have argued pretty convincingly how climate change is caused by the release of man-made...

Addressing Climate Change

April 7, 2008
I'm here at the Amazonia exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. I'm surrounded by the flora and fauna of the rainforest, including a two-toed sloth and some poison arrow frogs. I'm really excited, so let me jump right into it. Our company and the Brazilian state of Amazonas...

Marriott Golf Gets Greener with Audubon International

March 19, 2008
A lot of my fellow corporate executives like to play golf. I have a set of clubs, but they're a little bit rusty and I've got to tell you, golf is a handicap for me. I've never been able to play the game well and that's always been a frustration....

Fairfield Inn . . . Back and Better than Ever

December 18, 2007
I had a great Thanksgiving. I spent it at our Fairfield Farm, which has been our family farm for over 56 years. It's in Virginia, not too far from Front Royal. I have a lot of fond memories of this farm through the years, like going on hayrides with my...