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Media Advisory: Associates of The Driskill Hotel Help Clean Up Austin on Earth Day

WHAT:    In celebration of Earth Day, the associates of The Driskill Hotel are partnering with the City of Austin to clean up the block around the historic property.

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon
        
WHERE:    6th Street to San Jacinto in downtown Austin

WHO:    At any one time during the two-hour clean-up period, 10-25 associates will be working together to pick up trash and clean the sidewalks.

WHY:    In celebration of Earth Day, but also following the guiding principles of Destination Earth, the hotel's environmental sustainability program. In 2008 the hotel's management company, Destination Hotels & Resorts, launched Destination Earth to preserve and protect the environments in which it operates. Since the program's inception, The Driskill has implemented more than 100 eco-friendly measures ranging from energy efficient lighting and reduction of water usage to property-wide recycling and purchasing eco-friendly products in all areas.

    In addition to its daily practices in support of the Destination Earth initiative, The Driskill plans to celebrate Earth Day with the following special activities:
  • Texas Wildflower seed packets will be handed to all guests arriving at the property on Earth Day.
  • Associates will wear organic boutonnieres such as rosemary or lavender.
  • Hybrid cars receive complimentary valet parking at The Driskill on Earth Day and throughout the month of May.
  • The hotel's guest chauffer service will be in a hybrid vehicle.
  • Executive Chef Jonathan Gelman is preparing a special farm-to-table menu for guests of the hotel on April 22.
  • The associates at The Driskill are hosting a recycled light bulb contest on Earth Day. The department that recycles the most light bulbs will be given a special price.

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Photos of associates helping make downtown Austin a little cleaner on Earth Day. Interviews with hotel executives and green team leaders involved in putting together Earth Day activities. Interview opportunities at The Driskill may be set up throughout the remainder of the month to photograph and capture what the historic property is doing to contribute to environmental sustainability this month and every day.
 

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