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					                   You Can’t Save What You Can’t
                   Measure…

                   Corporate
                   Environmental
Gina MacIlwraith
                   Sustainability
June 22, 2007
www.xanterra.com
     Xanterra Parks & Resorts Operations
 Grand Canyon - North and South Rims •   Silverado Resort in Napa, CA
 Rocky Mountain National Park        •   Gideon Putnam Resort
 Yellowstone National Park           •   Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch
 Bryce Canyon National Park          •   Grand Canyon Railway
                                      •   Salt Fork State Park
 Zion National Park
                                      •   Maumee Bay State Park
 Crater Lake National Park           •   Shawnee State Park
 Death Valley National Park          •   Burr Oak State Park
 Petrified Forest National Park      •   Punderson Manor State Park
 Everglades National Park            •   Hueston Woods State Park
 Mount Rushmore National Memorial    •   Mohican State Park
                          (a logical integration of ecology and business)
A unifying theme, ecologix ensures:
 continual improvement of our environmental performance
 compliance with all environmental regulations
 incorporation of best management practices
 flexibility to respond to property environmental priorities
 Meaningful Environmental Vision
Our business decisions balance
economic viability with ecological
responsibility.
We reduce and recycle waste,
conserve energy and water, and
educate our guests and employees on
environmental stewardship.
We believe that increasing the
sustainability of natural systems is not
just good business. It is the right thing
to do.
2015 Environmental Vision
What would a truly sustainable business look like?
• Use zero fossil fuels
• Use zero persistent toxic chemicals
• Generate zero waste to the landfill
• Generate zero hazardous waste
• Consume water to extent no species are negatively impacted
• Employ sustainable design, construction and maintenance
        practices in all operations
• Serve 100 percent local organic food
• Sell 100 percent fair trade products
• No flora, fauna species impact from development
2015 Environmental Vision:                  10-Year goals
Transportation: Achieve companywide CAFÉ standard of 35 mpg
(EPA rated combined city/highway mileage) for all vehicles purchased
by 2015
Emissions: Decrease greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions by 30
percent (baseline year 2000)
Solid Waste: Divert from landfill 50 percent of all solid waste
generated
Hazardous Waste: Generate zero hazardous waste
Water: Decrease water usage by 25 percent (baseline year 2000)
Energy: Decrease fossil fuel usage by 30 percent (baseline year
2000); Increase renewable energy to 7 percent of total electricity
usage
ISO 14001 EMS Structure
                               Continuous
                               Improvement
                                                                 Planning
                                                          Environmental Aspects
                                                          Legal and other
    Management                 Environmental              Objectives and Targets
      Review                     Policy                   Env. Mgmt. Programs




Checks and Corrective
                                                 Implementation and Operation
        Action
                                                Structure and Responsibility
•   Monitoring / Measurement
                                                Training, Awareness, and Competence
•   Non-conformance &
    Corrective Action                           Communication
•   Records                                     EMS Documentation
•   EMS Audits                                  Document Control
                                                Operational Control
                                                Emergency Preparedness and Response
Xanterra’s Unique EMS

  Management &
                             Xanterra Ecologix
    Stakeholder
                                Environmental
    Review
                             Management System




   Sustainability      NPS Concessions Environmental
      Report                    Audit Protocol




   Public / External
Monitoring and Tracking Progress

 Corrective Action
  Database
 Ecometrix
 Web-based EMS
 Third-party Certifications
 External Audits
 Reporting
Eco-Metrics: Xanterra Total Resource Usage
Eco-Metrics: Solid Waste
                           Diversion Rate:
                           2000 = 12%
                           2001 = 14%
                           2002 = 17%
                           2003 = 28%
                           2004 = 29%
                           2005 = 30%
                           2006 = 38%
Eco-Metrics: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sustainability Reporting
Third-party Certification
 ISO 14001 – ANSI – RAB
 FDEQ Clean Marina
 EPA Performance Track
 USGBC LEED
 MSC
 Organic Fair Trade
 WasteWise / Energy Star
What does Xanterra Procure?
   $30 mil in food     250,000 lbs. fish
   $1 mil vehicles     16,000 gal. of ketchup
   $1 mil chemicals    110,000 gal. of ice cream
   $1 mil seafood      380,000 rolls of toilet paper
   $2 mil produce      32,000 cases soda
   $3.5 mil meat       65,000 gal fountain syrup
   $500,000            70,000 lbs. coffee
    sheets/towels       380,000 lbs. french fries
                        4.5 million hot & cold cups
Environmentally Preferable Procurement
   Green Procurement Program with goals and targets
   Tool to determine if a product is environmental preferable
   Guidance on how to purchase fuel efficient vehicles
   Letters to contractors explaining their responsibilities
   Capital expenditures environmental impact checklist
   Policy for vendors on product packaging
   Green Seal certified products
Reducing Your Energy Footprint

•   Energy Management in Food Service
•   Energy Conservation Incentive
•   Lighting Retrofit Assessment Tool
•   Guidance and Audits
Reducing Your Energy Footprint


Controls
• Energy Misers
• Programmable Thermostats
• Setbacks/shutdowns/timers
• Dimmers, Smart Stats
• Energy Mgt. Systems
Reducing Your Energy Footprint

Renewable Energy
• Partnerships
• Biodiesel
• Yellow grease conversion
• Wind power, RECs
• Solar: PV, thermal, and passive design
Transportation
Managing Waste: Reduction
Managing Waste: Recycling




  Recycling tools
                    Vermiculture




                    Going to the dogs
Environmental Impacts of Buildings

  65.2% of total electricity consumption
  30% of total GHG emissions
  136 million tons of CDL waste (approx. 2.8 lbs/person/day)
  12% of potable water use
  40% (3 billion tons annually) of raw materials use globally


     Significant opportunity for impact
Building Green – Should You LEED the Way?

   Benefits
    Ecological benefits covered
    Decreased operating costs
    Increased worker productivity
    Raising the bar for market competitors
    Many components have short ROIs
    Recognition by USGBC and local media
    Becoming the standard
Environmental Impacts of Buildings
Green Design Components
 “Green Suites” Concept
Energy:                                                            Guest experience:
• Lighting: All CFLs, super T-8s, and an LED task lamp             • Organic cotton, hemp, kenaf, or bamboo linens
• HVAC: Energy Eye HVAC control/occupancy sensor                   (sheets, towels, pillows, comforters)
• Key card system shuts off electricity when guest leaves room     • Complimentary organic fair trade coffee
• 50 percent wind powered room (include collateral materials)      • Organic chocolates on pillows
• Solar PV powered (include educational materials)                 • Eco-friendly, sustainably produced soaps, shampoos,
• Educational materials on transit options available to guests     and lotions (non-animal tested, non-toxic Aveda
Water:                                                             products)
• Low flow faucet and showerhead                                   • Room named after renowned environmentalist
• Dual flush toilet                                                Education and Outreach:
• Carbon filter on faucet for drinking and/or Biota bottle water   • Sustainability report in room
Air quality:                                                       • Signage to interpret various measures
• Low VOC emitting carpet, paints, adhesives, sealants             Materials:
• Non-smoking room                                                 • Bamboo flooring in entry way
• Nontoxic cleaners used in rooms (all Green Seal certified)       • Corn starch (PLA)-derived carpet that is
• No pesticides used in room                                       biodegradable, recyclable
Waste:                                                             • Recycled content toilet paper and tissue
• Bulk dispensing of amenities/products                            Furniture (to be assessed in future):
In-room recycling                                                  • New bed mattress, chairs, tables made from nontoxic
                                                                   and sustainably harvested materials
Why we protect the environment!

				
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