• New Orleans & Company Works to Promote Sustainable Practices for the Hospitality Industry

    July 07, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Media Contacts:
    Kelly Schulz 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleans.com
    MaryBeth Romig 504-566-4830, mbromig@neworleans.com

    New Orleans & Company Works to Promote Sustainable Practices for the Hospitality Industry
    Complimentary Workshop to be held on Tuesday, July 12 at the Sheraton New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS – July 7, 2022 - In partnership with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and LifeCity, New Orleans & Company is working to promote sustainable practices for the hospitality industry through a Zero Waste Campaign. A complimentary workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at the Sheraton New Orleans from 8:30-11:00 am.

    At the workshop, panelists will share ways they are making an impact in the city and how businesses can implement steps to be more environmentally friendly. Attendees can learn more about ways to start diverting waste from the landfill, meet service providers who can help their organizations reach goals for zero waste, as well as increase traffic to their businesses and making a bigger impact in the city.

    "The practices of the past won't sustain us in the future,” said Liz Shephard, CEO of LifeCity and Founder of the Love Your City Initiative. “I am proud of the many organizations that have come together to build a brighter future for our city, so that New Orleans can continue to thrive. We can't do it alone - this work truly needs all of us, big and small organizations alike."

    LifeCity is the driving force behind the 2022 Zero Waste Campaign: Love Your City and encourages organizations that want to build a better future by measuring and marketing their local impact in the community.

    “Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in consumers’ purchasing decisions,” said Paige Davis, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Development. “As this poses both opportunities and challenges for the business community, we are excited to invite them to learn more about how they can attract new customers and increase traffic to their business by making their operations more environmentally friendly.”

    “New Orleans & Company is proud to partner with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and LifeCity to encourage members to get involved in this three-month Zero Waste Campaign,” said Kevin Ferguson, New Orleans & Company Vice President of External Affairs. “This workshop is a great way for members to learn more about easy to implement steps to becoming more environmentally friendly and connect with sustainable resource providers.”

    To register for the event, visit the New Orleans Chamber website here.
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    About New Orleans & Company is the tourism and hospitality industry’s official destination sales, marketing and trade organization, responsible for driving over $10 billion of diverse annual business to the regional cultural economy. We attract leisure and cultural travel, business meetings, conventions, weddings, festivals, sporting and special events to New Orleans, considered the cultural capital of the south, in a highly competitive global environment. Founded in 1960, New Orleans & Company is committed to celebrating the richness of our culture while creating jobs, building careers, and enhancing the quality of life for every New Orleanian. For more, please call 504-566-5011, visit Neworleans.com, Facebook at New Orleans & Company, or Twitter and Instagram @Visit New Orleans.

    About New Orleans Chamber: The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization consisting of business and community leaders who work together to create a dynamic business climate that drives entrepreneurship and business success in the New Orleans community. The Chamber connects all businesses to foster development in the New Orleans community through networking, education, and advocacy. With a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, the Chamber is a driving force in the Greater New Orleans business community.

    About LifeCity, L3C is an impact management company with a mission to build an economy that works or Good. As a for-benefit company, we support our community through the free Love Your City platform where companies can be transparent about their local impact and consumers can find impactful companies. For more information on impact reports, impact management, or other questions, please contact LifeCity at (504) 909-2489 or email impact@mylifecity.com. Find us on Instagram @loveyourcity.us @lifecityimpact.
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