Hilton Scranton Goes Green
Released: January 1, 2009
Scranton, Pa.: The Hilton Scranton & Conference Center has announced that it is in compliance with the environmental and performance requirements of the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties—Silver Level.
Green Seal is a Washington, DC based, non-profit organization devoted to environmental standard setting, certification and education.
In obtaining this certification the Hilton has shown a commitment to conservation and purchasing decisions it makes in regards to the environment.
General Manager Charlie Shirk remarked on his hotel’s continuing strive for excellence. “We put a lot of effort into our plan for recycling and energy management. Our staff is committed to doing what we can to conserve in Northeast PA.”
John Frederick, Executive Director of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP), echoes Mr. Shirk’s thoughts, “Our association has chosen the Hilton in Scranton for our July 2009 conference. We are excited to be coming to a Green Seal Certified conference center. It is important as an organization that the facilities we use to hold our conference are as aggressive as possible in their attention to environmental matters. The Scranton Hilton offers us a great option.”
Mr. Shirk stated that the Hilton has a ‘Green Team’ in place at the hotel which monitors the standards required by Green Seal to maintain certification.
Richard Sanchez, the hotel’s Director of Operations, oversees the ‘Green Team’ along with co-chair, Claire King, Executive Housekeeper.
For more information on the Green Seal program please refer to their website: www.greenseal.org.
The Hilton Scranton & Conference Center is managed locally by Boykin-Prospera Management Company. For more information about Boykin-Prospera, please visit: www.prosperahospitality.com.