Company recognized with 2012 Montana EcoStar Pollution Prevention Award
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (April 22, 2013)Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts properties in West Yellowstone have garnered the 2012 Montana EcoStar Pollution Prevention Award. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will present the company’s Yellowstone-area employees with the award during an April 24 ceremony.
This is the sixth time since 2007 the properties have been recognized by the state of Montana for outstanding pollution prevention methods.
“We are committed to leadership in the area of environmental improvement,” said Derek Zwickey, regional vice president of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. “This award signifies Delaware North’s effectiveness in reducing waste through GreenPath, and confirms that we are innovating techniques as cultural stewards in Yellowstone.”
GreenPath is Delaware North’s award-winning and companywide environmental management system.
The EcoStar Award for Pollution Prevention (P2) is awarded annually to Montana businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, hospitals, cities/countries or community groups that have made a significant improvement in protecting Montana’s environment by preventing pollution.
Entries were judged in the following categories: benefits to the environment, innovation, economic benefits, leadership, and commitment. Delaware North at Yellowstone was chosen based on its measurable methods of reducing water, energy and materials.
Some of the contributing environmental accomplishments include increased recycling of light bulbs and batteries due to LED lighting retrofits, increased cooking oil reuse, propane and electricity reductions, and environmental awareness training.
Delaware North’s family of properties at West Yellowstone includes the Yellowstone Park Hotel, Gray Wolf Inn, and the Holiday Inn Conference Center. The company also operates Yellowstone General Stores, which are located within Yellowstone National Park.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special PlacesSM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Olympic (Kalaloch Lodge), Shenandoah and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.  


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