Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Riverwind Receives Chamber’s Green to Green Award

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Riverwind Foundation the 2019 Green to Green Award for demonstrating a commitment to the environment by prescribing to innovative and effective environmentally conscious business practices.“Tim and the Riverwind Foundation have been leading Jackson Hole on a path to sustainability and recognition for those achievements for years. Through their new BEST program they are helping Jackson Hole businesses develop sustainable practices in line with the world’s most rigorous standards.” Jason Williams, JH Chamber Board Member

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Yellowstone National Park Lodges Achieves BEST Certification

Xanterra Travel Collection’s Yellowstone National Park Lodges has achieved the Business Emerald Sustainability Tier (BEST) level of sustainability performance.  The standards in the BEST program are comparable to the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive environmental, community, and economic sustainability criteria. Yellowstone National Park Lodges is the first to achieve third-party sustainability certification at the Enterprise level by the Riverwind Foundation, the originator of the BEST program. The BEST program was created to provide an opportunity and platform for those Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders that want to elevate their sustainability practices to higher levels of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality.“We are thrilled to have achieved this certification not only to acknowledge the significant commitment that we put into our sustainability efforts, but to help support the growth of this rigorous local certification program. We hope to see the continued expansion of this program throughout Teton County to help preserve and protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for future generations,” says Director of Sustainability, Dylan Hoffman.“Yellowstone National Park Lodges is a tremendous example of a business culture that prioritizes environment stewardship and corporate social responsibility throughout its planning, staff training and guest orientation, and operations” says Tim O’Donoghue, Executive Director of the Riverwind […]