Friday, June 27, 2014

Synergy Hospitality Makes Soap Recycling Part of Company Culture

Based in Suburban Philadelphia, Synergy Hospitality manages hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. They believe the most critical element in enhancing the value of a hotel is to develop a passionate and motivated team that understands and lives by the company’s core values. That culture leads to an extraordinary guest experience.

One of the programs embraced by that passionate team is soap and bottled amenity recycling through Clean the World. To date, the hotels have collected and shipped more than 1,000 pounds of discarded hygiene products. The soap contributed so far by Synergy is enough for us to manufacture and distribute nearly 4,000 bars of recycled soap.

Thanks to Synergy Hospitality for everything they are doing to provide families everywhere with life-saving soap.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Cosmopolitan CoStars Volunteer at Clean the World

On Saturday, June 14, volunteers from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas helped assemble hygiene kits at Clean the World's Las Vegas operations center. Not only did the Cosmopolitan CoStars do amazing work, but they followed up by giving us the gift of the way-cool video you see below.



25% of Hyatt Hotels Now Participating With Clean the World

The following press release was issued by Clean the World today:

25% of Hyatt Hotels Now Recycling With Clean the World

Hygiene Products Recycled for Worldwide Distribution to Fight Hygiene-Related Illness

ORLANDO, FL. — (June 26, 2014) – Clean the World today recognized Hyatt Hotel Corp. for reaching a significant milestone. More than 25 percent of Hyatt properties now participate in Clean the World’s soap and bottled amenity recycling program. The soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and shower gel is recycled with the aim of fighting hygiene-related illnesses and decreasing the company’s environmental footprint.

Hyatt, which is based in Chicago, has contributed 81,000 pounds of soap and 80,000 pounds of bottled amenities to Clean the World’s Global Hygiene Revolution since 2010. Those discarded items translate to 431,000 new bars of recycled soap, and 160,000 bottles that can go into ONE Project hygiene kits.

“I am so proud of the commitment and effort our hotels have shown not only when it comes to recycling but especially when it comes to helping those in need and supporting the health and wellness of others, which is a key tenet of Hyatt Thrive,” said Henning Nopper, Corporate Director of Rooms for Hyatt Hotels. “It is wonderful to see how such a simple and small act can save so many lives, and we look forward to continuing our work with Clean the World for many years to come.”

Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle hotel soap and save lives. The organization has partnered with more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners to put life-saving hygiene products in the hands of those who need them most. About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries.

“Hyatt properties have been essential to the success of our mission,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “Ongoing support from major hospitality companies shows large-scale acceptance by the industry, and validates our goal of saving millions of lives with soap.”

About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries. Through the "ONE Project," Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org

CONTACT:
John Terry
Clean the World
jterry@cleantheworld.org
407-574-8353

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clean The World Founder Shawn Seipler On 'Emotional Mojo'

Don't miss Shawn Seipler this week on the nationally syndicated television show "Emotional Mojo." The show is part of a motivational multi-platform concept that empowers people to move forward and follow their dreams. "Emotional Mojo" combines the best of Psychology, personal development, life coaching, and daily inspiration.

The air date for Shawn's segment varies by market. But thanks to the show's production team, you can watch it right here and now.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Las Vegas Sands Helps Clean the World Unveil New Equipment

We wish every Clean the World friend, supporter and volunteer could have been in Las Vegas for the unveiling on June 11. But this fantastic video from Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the next best thing to being there.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BBL Hospitality Joins the Global Hygiene Revolution

Homewood Suites, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
BBL Hospitality is a full-service hotel management company offering hotel owners and developers a single, high-quality source for construction, financing, and management services.The company owns multiple restaurants and 12 top-quality hotels in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Florida. And now the hotels are joining Clean the World's fight to combat hygiene-related illnesses.

BBL is deeply involved with the communities where they operate. They have always been actively involved in family, sports, health, education, and many forms of aid to those in need. The company actively encourages and support employees in giving some of their energy and talent to deserving causes in their communities. They also are active corporate sponsors for major charities through the BBL Charitable Foundation.

Since BBL properties started coming on board with Clean the World in 2013, they have contributed enough discarded soap for us to manufacture more than 5,400 recycled soap bars. And more than 1,500 amenity bottles from BBL have gone into hygiene kits.

Company-Wide Implementation by The Forza Group

Based just outside Pittsburgh in Bridgeville, Pa., The Forza Group is a management company operating nine properties in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Forza is implementing Clean the World soap and bottled amenity recycling throughout the company.

Shipments of discarded soap and amenities have already arrived at our Orlando operations center from four of the Pennsylvania properties: the Comfort Inn & Suites in Washington, Comfort Inn Pittsburgh, Holiday Inn Express - Waterford, and the Comfort Suites Monaca.

We look forward to working with all our new partners in the Keystone State and the Buckeye State!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summit Hospitality Offers the Best of Daytona Beach

The iconic stretch of sand along Daytona Beach, Fla., attracts sunbathers, cruisers, and curious tourists who are drawn to the World’s Most Famous Beach. And at the end of the day, Summit Hospitality Group has the home away from home they all crave.

Summit recently joined our soap and bottled amenity recycling program, and has already introduced it at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront, and the Hampton Inn Daytona Beach-Beachfront. The Daytona Beach-based management company will introduce the program at another hotel later this year when they open the new Doubletree by Hilton-St. Augustine Historic District.

The St. Augustine property is set to open in November. Ideally located in the historic city center, the Doubletree will be within walking distance of the Spanish Quarter. You can expect easy access to many popular attractions, including Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth, and Flagler College.

Hampton Inn Daytona Beach-Beachfront


Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront


SHRM Conference Once Again Included Hygiene Kit Event

Like many organizations, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) wants to make a positive community impact when they gather for a conference. And for the second consecutive year, SHRM worked with Clean the World to make that positive impact.

During last month's SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, attendees participated in a ONE Project event to assemble hygiene kits for people struggling to meet their family's basic needs. At last year’s SHRM conference in Chicago, members assembled nearly 3,000 hygiene kits for Children’s Home + Aid, which serves about 40,000 needy children and families throughout Illinois, and the Chicago Help Initiative, which serves meals to the less fortunate on the city’s North Side.

Immediately after the 2013 event, SHRM’s Laura Liles was already looking ahead to this year.

“The project was such a hit,” Liles told Clean the World in July of 2013. “We assembled close to 3,000 kits, and I think we will be able to assemble even more [in 2014]. We definitely want to incorporate another ONE Project build into next year’s annual conference. It actually works out perfectly because we will be in Orlando.”

This year the group assembled 3,500 hygiene kits for needy individuals and families in Central Florida.

SHRM is the world’s largest membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States, and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Laura Schwartz Provided a Sparkling Presence at Las Vegas Event

Laura Schwartz on stage in Las Vegas with Clean the World founder Shawn Seipler.

When we unveiled new soap recycling equipment last week at our Las Vegas operations center, Clean the World board member Laura Schwartz lit up the room with the passion she brought to her role as emcee. Laura’s enthusiasm, charisma and million-dollar smile set the tone for an incredible day.

At live events and during her many TV appearances promoting Clean the World, Laura continually evangelizes the Global Hygiene Revolution. She is a master at what she does, and we are grateful to have her on our team.

Laura worked in the Clinton White House as the Midwest Press Secretary, Director of Television and, ultimately, Director of Events, where she produced the President’s events on the world stage. In her book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” and the accompanying lecture series, Laura shares her secrets to success. We feel incredibly fortunate to have her share them with us daily.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Press Release: Las Vegas Sands helps Clean the World Celebrate Launch of New Equipment

The following press release was issued by Las Vegas Sands Corp. earlier today:

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Las Vegas Sands helps Clean the World
Celebrate Launch of New Equipment

Company also announces community effort to build 100,000 hygiene kits
for use in Nevada and across America

LAS VEGAS – June 11, 2014 – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Clean the World, a not-for-profit global hygiene organization, today unveiled new manufacturing equipment at Clean the World’s Las Vegas facility that will help the organization double its production of recycled soap, helping people in need both domestically and around the globe.

At an event launching the new equipment, the two organizations also announced LVS’ underwriting of 100,000 Clean the World hygiene kits for distribution through the American Red Cross to local and national disaster victims and a mass community effort to build the kits at LVS’ Venetian and Palazzo properties in the coming months. The new soap recycling equipment and disaster relief kit build have been made possible as part of a $1 million corporate partnership between LVS and Clean the World in 2014 – the largest corporate donation in Clean the World’s history.

The new machinery unveiled today will sanitize and recycle enough soap gathered from Las Vegas-area hospitality properties to produce nearly 20,000 three-ounce bars of soap a day. With this equipment build-out, Clean the World will increase its soap production and distribution to more than 6.5 million bars of soap a year.

Since its establishment in 2009, Clean the World’s mission is to collect discarded hygiene products from hospitality companies, including Las Vegas Sands, recycle and sanitize them through an automated process and distribute to those in need around the world. Once delivered, the soap helps reduce the risk and spread of hygiene-related diseases, such as pneumonia, cholera and dysentery in more than 95 countries, including the United States.

“Today, we helped usher in an exciting expansion of Clean the World’s Las Vegas facility and it will have tremendous impact on the organization’s ability to give a simple bar of soap to people throughout Nevada who don’t have this basic luxury,” said Michael Leven, LVS president and chief operating officer. “Clean the World has been an innovative leader in helping impoverished people, demonstrating how a smart sustainable idea can impact people’s lives.”

LVS team members also participated in today’s event, by building hygiene kits that will go to help vulnerable people served by the Las Vegas Rescue Mission; Shade Tree, which provides shelter and support for women, children and their pets; and Three Square, which is Southern Nevada’s only food bank that provides food assistance in Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties. In total, Las Vegas LVS team members will build 8,000 hygiene kits for these three organizations as part of the company’s overall commitment to Clean the World.

“Thanks to the valued commitment and partnership from Las Vegas Sands, this new equipment elevates Clean the World’s mission to a higher level and greatly expands our reach,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and executive director of Clean the World. “The soap that leaves our Las Vegas facility will make its way into shelters and other service organizations to provide support for people in need in Las Vegas and as well as to global communities where simple hygiene can mean the difference between life and death.”

LVS has partnered with Clean the World since 2011, successfully diverting more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties that resulted in more than 550,000 bars of recycled soap. The Clean the World partnership is part of the company’s larger global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Launched in April, the program brings together the company’s corporate social responsibility priorities: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live, and reducing environmental impact on the planet.

For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com.

About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.

Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.

LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.

Contacts:
Ron Reese
(702) 414-3607

Ciara Matthews
(702) 414-4765

Friday, June 6, 2014

Turning Stone Resort Casino Off to an Awesome Start

Founded upon the Native American values of the Oneida Indians, the Turning Stone Resort Casino is dedicated to charitable causes and environmental sustainability. Which is why they have already recycled more than 8,000 pounds of soap and bottled amenities with Clean the World since late 2013.

Joining the Global Hygiene Revolution demonstrates and reinforces Turning Stone’s dedication to charitable causes and environmental sustainability. Turning Stone uses water from its drainage systems and reclaimed city water to irrigate the complex’s grounds and golf courses. As a 24/7 resort, Turning Stone utilizes LED lights and photo sensors that adjust to natural daylight to conserve electricity. Special roof coating materials are also used throughout the facility to extend the rubber’s life and keep the materials cooler on hot days, thus reducing the amount of work required from the air conditioning systems.

Turning Stone is off to an awesome start!