Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hotel shows it cares for the Environment

TRADERS Hotel staff members went ‘green’ when they celebrated the ISO Week recently.

Themed ‘Heal the World’, the hotel organised a series of activities for staff and guests to help raise their awareness and care towards the environment.

The ISO Week was launched at the hotel's entrance, kicking off its main highlight and first event – the ‘Cycle to Recycle’.

The first 10 cyclists left the hotel at 9.30am and headed to Auto Bavaria on Jalan Anson, where the second team took over and went on to Sunrise Tower's Pizza Hut in Gurney Drive.

They then met the third team at Gurney Tower, which took over the bikes and cycled to the final stop at Singapore Airlines on Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah before heading back to the hotel.

At each stop, a representative of the hotel presented bonsai plants to the businesses’ managements as a gesture of appreciation for letting the cyclists rest and handover their bikes.

The hotel also later set up a collection booth at its entrance from 9am to 1pm to gather recyclable materials from the public.

The ISO Week also included programmes for the hotel’s staff like environmental talks by the Department of Environment deputy director Muniandy Mariappan and Department of Occupational Safety and Health deputy director Hazlina Yon, and a recycle art competition.

There were four screenings of the documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for the staff and hotel guests at the hotel.

SMK Union students were given a tour of the hotel to learn about water and energy conservations, waste disposal and chemical storage.

Source : STAR
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