Hotel Chain Marriott Joins Team Earth

September 21, 2009 / No Comments

Marriott Hotel San Diego Hotel Chain Marriott Joins Team Earth

Marriott Hotel in San Diego

Team Earth is a worldwide sustainability movement for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals looking to address five critical environmental issues like climate change, water, health, waste and food. The latest to adhere to the sustainable world vision, hotel chain Marriott has just announced that they are trying to prove their greenness by joining the Team Earth bandwagon.

Either a marketing stunt or just their way of catering to the green minded, Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International said: “We are proud to join Team Earth, because we believe that protecting the
environment is part of our mission to provide people around the world with the rewards of travel, not just today, but in the years to come.”

Led by three non-profit organizations that include the Conservation International, the Rocky Mountain Institute and Prince’s Rainforest Project, Team Earth is committed to recruiting individuals to save the world’s forests for a more sustainable food supply, a healthier environment and to prevent climate change.

Last year Marriott has already announced their environmental strategy that involves spending $2 million to help protect 1.4 million acres of Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

Maybe they’re for real. Eh?

[via Reuters] Image courtesy of tallcj