Donna Albani, Director of Business Development FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC
Phone: 970.827.5555 | 800.527.1253
Beaver Creek, Colo. February 2, 2015 SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC proudly announces it has been awarded the Actively Green 2015 eco-certification from the global nonprofit Sustainable Travel International and local nonprofit partner Walking Mountains Science Center. The Vail Valley is a unique and beautiful place worth protecting both now and for future generations. With the opening of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, SteamMaster poised to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability to visitors from around the world.
The Actively Green 2015 program was launched by the 2015 Ski Championships’ Environment Committee with support from the Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation. Since the eco-certification program’s inception in late 2013, 100 Vail Valley businesses have been trained in sustainable tourism practices and 35 businesses including SteamMaster have completed the eco-certification process. The Eagle County community strongly believes that positive environmental and social practices are not only good for the community, but make long-term business sense for local businesses.
To become certified, each business attends a training and then completes 20 sustainability criteria, including a sustainability policy statement, pledges to monitor and reduce their energy and water use, increase their recycling, and to engage their employees in community volunteerism and philanthropy. All of the information is compiled using a customized online sustainability management system created by Sustainable Travel International to measure how we are collectively performing as a community.
“By engaging sustainability-minded local businesses we’re able to raise the bar on a community wide level. Walking Mountains Science Center would like to thank SteamMaster for being an Actively Green leader in Eagle County,” said Kim Langmaid, Vice President at Walking Mountains Science Center.
“SteamMaster is the first Restoration and Cleaning serving in Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen and the surrounding mountain resort communities to embark, participate and actively be a catalyst for change in the communities it serves,” said Raj Manickam, CEO at SteamMaster. “And we want to contribute to Vail’s community sustainability performance while finding ways to reduce cost, minimizing waste, increasing energy savings and lower consumption of resources.” Manickam added.
The Actively Green 2015 program will continue long after the 2015 Ski Championships.
“Vail is a great example of the progress and success that businesses and destinations can have when they harness the power of travel and tourism as a force for good,” added Brian T. Mullis, CEO and Founder of Sustainable Travel International.
For more information on the Actively Green 2015 program and how to certify your business visit http://www.activelygreen2015.com or http://walkingmountains.org/ag.
About Actively Green 2015
Actively Green 2015 is an initiative of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. It’s a drive to elevate the Vail Valley community’s sustainability performance, while further solidifying its reputation as a world-class tourism destination and event host. Actively Green supports the integration, adoption and certification of sustainability best practices for businesses. Designed to be dynamic, Actively Green will continue to expand its offerings and engage the community beyond the 2015 Championships. Businesses from any sector are encouraged to participate, from accommodations and tour operators to restaurants and retail companies to name a few. A list of participating and certified businesses can be found at http://www.activelygreen2015.com
About SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC
SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, winner of the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics is the leading restoration and specialty cleaning company serving in Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen and surrounding mountain communities for over 37 years. SteamMaster’s commitment and striving for excellence is achieved through training, cutting-edge equipment and consistency in getting customer feedback. SteamMaster strive to give back to the community with numerous fund-raising and non-profit activities year-round, including its annual charity golf tournament. SteamMaster is also on Twitter and Facebook.