Valley River Inn Awarded TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Status

Valley River Inn Silver Level Greenleader Status

Eugene, Oregon – August 26, 2013 – Valley River Inn proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S. 

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

“As a Destination Hotel, Valley River Inn is proud to be limiting our impact on the environment with initiatives such as on property composting, laundry reduction, using ENERGY STAR appliances and recycling protocols” said George Rogers, General Manager of the Valley River Inn. “We are constantly looking for new ways to make our hotel more sustainable in our ever changing hospitality environment”

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

About Valley River Inn
Valley River Inn is revered for 40 years of rich history as Eugene’s beloved hotel, delivering authentic and genuinely warm Pacific Northwest hospitality by tenured, passionate associates. Inspired by the natural beauty of a stunning riverfront location, Valley River Inn is renowned for an exceptionally personalized guest experience and as the premiere hotel for meetings and events, leisure getaways and the place to celebrate all of life’s special occasions.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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