The Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6, Canada   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (902) 421-1000   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8553

Green Halifax Meeting

The Westin Nova Scotian offers an eco friendly hotel for your next green Halifax meeting. Our hotel has received a 4 leaf rating out of 5 with Green Key Global and with The Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program.* This program is set-up by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing and Audubon International.

 

What does the Westin Nova Scotian provide for a greener environment?

  • In January 2006 the Westin chain of hotels became smoke free in all guest rooms and common areas, offering guests and staff a clean atmosphere and minimizing the chemicals used to clean our rooms.
  • In 2008 the hotel converted its heating and cooking methods from oil to natural gas.
  • Water coolers and glasses are used in our meeting rooms, instead of small bottles of water, to minimize the negative impact of plastic on the environment.
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (energy efficient lighting) are used property wide.
  • The Hotel has a food composting program and also donates food to the local food bank.
  • All laundry chemicals are phosphate free.
  • 90% of the refrigerators are air-cooled. In summertime water from the water-cooled units is recycled to cool refrigerators and air conditioning, reducing water wastage.
  • Aerators are used to restrict the amount of flowing water from showers and sinks. All toilets are low flow.
  • The Westin Guest Room Green Program provides an environmental card for guests who would like to have towels and linen changed. This program saves chemicals and energy.
  • Heavy concentration on recycling of cardboard, paper, cans, glass, tin, bottles, plastic and kitchen waste.
  • All departments, offices, staff areas and meeting room facilities are equipped with blue boxes and all employees are trained in recycling procedures.
  • Paperless registration and e-mailed reservation confirmation systems are used to reduce paper.
  • Usage of local food products to reduce transportation and promote local producers.
  • Donate unused shampoo and conditioner to local shelters.
  • Annual Management Team Builder: collecting garbage around our city.
  • Complimentary valet parking for guests who drive a Hybrid vehicle.

*The Audubon International Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program is acknowledged by the Government of Canada’s
PWGSC travel website for Federal Government employees.

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