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Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa in Juneau, Alaska Becomes first Juneau hotel to receive Green Star certification.
December 6, 2012 – Juneau Alaska – Pearson’s Pond Luxury Resort and Adventure Spa of Juneau, Alaska received the important Green Star Award for its commitment to environmental responsibility. The award was presented today by Green Star at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce meeting. Among the Pearson’s Pond practices cited by Green Star were their rain water collection program, reducing over 500 gallons water usage, and their full inn recycling program, which has been in place since 2009.
“We are very happy to receive this award as recognition for our efforts to improve environmental consciousness at the inn,” said Maryann Ray, Pearson’s Pond owner. “We are continually evaluating our processes and we appreciate Green Star’s rigorous assessment process and their suggestions for further actions. We have all internalized “green” practices and see them as a natural part of living, rather than as a new or intrusive set of procedures. We encourage all individuals and businesses to give it a try. You may be surprised at the benefits and the ease of growing your own green program.”
Green Star is a non-profit organization based in Anchorage that encourages businesses to practice waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention through education, technical assistance, and an award-winning voluntary "green business" certification program. “Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn & Adventure Spa has successfully completed the 10 Green Star standards proving its dedication to reducing waste and preventing pollution in the work place,” said Christina Grande in anticipation of presenting the award.”
Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn & Adventure Spa is owned and operated by Maryann Ray and her family Rachael Ray and Rick Nelson. In addition to being the only AAA Four Diamond Award winning Alaskan hotel, it is now the only Green Star certified Juneau hotel. Visit http://www.pearsonspond.com for more information about Pearson’s Pond.