May 09, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ozarks Greenscore to Recognize Elliot Lodging at 2 p.m., May 13

Ozarks GreenScore will host a ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenstay Hotel and Suites, 220 North Ingram Mill Road (Intersection of East Chestnut and Ingram Mill) to recognize Elliott Lodging, Ltd. for their commitment and accomplishments, including reaching Silver and Gold Levels with several of their properties.

Ozarks GreenScore is a voluntary, non-regulatory program designed to educate, assist and recognize area businesses and organizations as they adopt environmentally sustainable practices. Quantitative and onsite assessments evaluate the participating organizations’ performance on criteria such as waste management, energy management, policy management, water conservation, as well as air and water quality protection. Organizations are recognized as achieving the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Green level based on their performance scores. Informational resources and technical assistance is also available through the program to assist organizations in completing their worksheets, and identifying and implementing additional opportunities to raise their GreenScores and earn the associated higher level designation.

Drury University’s Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions, Drury Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Partnership for Sustainability and Springfield/Greene County Choose Environmental Excellence sponsor Ozarks GreenScore, with an additional nearly 20 organizations and agencies offering technical assistance as a part of the project.

Elliott Lodging, Ltd. accomplishments include:

Certificates to be presented at the ceremony:

“For our hotels, the lack of sustainability equates to wasted resources, loss of revenue, and the inability to support a healthy environment. Ozarks GreenScore serves as a catalyst by helping us assess our baseline status, identify areas for improvement, and help us implement these improvements. These accomplishments are than celebrated throughout our entire company,” said Gordon Elliott, owner of Elliott Lodging, Ltd.

For further information: www.OzarksGreenScore.com  and www.OzarksEnvironment.com  (How Green is YOUR Business?)

Media contacts: 
Ozarks GreenScore: Doug Neidigh, Program Manager, Drury University Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions– 873-7641; Sara Garretson, Market Development Specialist, City of Springfield Solid Waste Management Division– 864-2003
Elliott Lodging: Bill Hobbs, Director of Operations – 887-5658.