Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Green Initiatives


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Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Green Initiatives

  1. 1. American Express Business Solutions Meeting Planners
  2. 2. New “ Green” Menu Items <ul><li>Our new menus contain the following features: </li></ul><ul><li>Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Featuring organic, sustainable and locally grown items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Izzie Sodas </li></ul><ul><li>Info page with ideas on how to make your meeting or event green </li></ul>
  3. 3. Minneapolis Marriott Southwest 5801 Opus Parkway | Minnetonka | MN 55343 952.935.5500 | www.mplsmarriottsw.com green meeting solutions Marriott International aspires to be the global leader that demonstrates how responsible hospitality management can be a positive force for the environment and create economic opportunities around the world and in the communities where we work and live. To view green practices carried out at Marriott Southwest, please visit www.mplsmarriottsw.com and click on Green Meetings under the Planning Events & Meetings section. everyday meetings The following are offered everyday for your event. Post-consumer Recycled Pens 100% Post-consumer Fiber Note cards Pitchers of Water and Glassware on Tables or Water Station in Room Recycling Receptacles Outside Meeting Rooms Reusable Linens and Napkins Food Waste Taken to Local Farmers Marriott International Green Certified Sales, Event and Banquet Managers one step further The following are available to make your event even more green. Please ask your event manager for pricing. 50” Plasma TV instead of Flipchart or Paper Agendas Whiteboard instead of Flipchart Stainless Steel Reusable Bottles instead of Plastic Water Bottles (available with your group’s logo) Organic Chocolates and Candies Organic and Locally Produced Sodas, Juices, Wine and Spirits Fair Trade Coffees and Teas Organic and Locally Grown Floral Arrangements 100% Recycled with Post-consumer Fiber Chlorine-free Cocktail Napkins
  4. 4. Southwest Green Initiatives <ul><li>Post-consumer recycled office paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Certified Sales, Events and Banquets Managers. </li></ul><ul><li>Terry reuse program. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling receptacles in foyers and lobby. </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboard, plastic, aluminum, glass, paper and newspaper recycling system. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Southwest Green Initiatives <ul><li>100% Recycled Note Pads </li></ul><ul><li>Pens made from Recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-Friendly Water Service </li></ul><ul><li>On-Line Event Menus www.minneapolismarriottsouthwestevents.com </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Flowers (upon request) </li></ul><ul><li>Recyclable Box Lunch Program </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless Billing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Southwest Green Initiatives <ul><li>“ Green Certified” cleaning products provided by Eco Lab used throughout hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>Timers placed on heat lamps in guest bathrooms to reduce consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Glassware offered in all guest rooms instead of disposable cups. </li></ul><ul><li>Guest room refrigerators are on a by-request basis to eliminate use of Ammonia Coolant (a potent green house gas) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Southwest Green Initiatives <ul><li>All cooking oil waste material is being recycled. </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel Marquis have been switched to energy-saving LED light fixtures. </li></ul><ul><li>Heating and cooling systems turned down when banquet rooms are not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>Air filters are changed quarterly to reduce energy consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor lighting is regulated by timers to reduce energy consumption. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Southwest Green Initiatives <ul><li>Air filters are changed quarterly to reduce energy consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor lighting is regulated by timers to reduce energy consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor water sprinklers are reduced to a minimum and are timed efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning schedules for A/C and refrigeration units have been set up to reduce energy consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>We offer sustainable food breaks and green meeting solutions upon request. </li></ul>
  9. 9. American Express Business Solutions Meeting Planners