Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Rolling out the Green Carpet in Portland

Reproduced from the
Portland Oregon Visitors' Association web site. Photo: POVA

Portland is known for its green spaces and proximity to natural wonders like the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. The city is also known as an incubator for progressive urban planning, environmentally conscious public policy, and the sustainable development movement.

In addition to offering you tools and resources for planning your "green" meeting in Portland, you'll quickly learn why Portland is a leader among "green" cities worldwide.

The Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland-Lloyd Center has earned a Green Seal GS-33 Lodging Sustainability certification. The 476-room Doubletree — which hosted the national conference of the Green Meeting Industry Council in February 2007 — is the first lodging property in Oregon and the largest hotel west of the Mississippi to receive this "green hotel" designation, which includes a set of stringent criteria that encourages hotels to adopt environmental standards and practices in their everyday operations.

In addition the Oregon Convention Center has been built and is operated with sustainable practices in mind.

Visit POVA's Green Meetings site for further information on how the city is rolling out the green carpet to meeting planners.

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