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Lincoln's Hampton Inn awarded TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status

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[April 24, 2013]  The Hampton Inn of Lincoln announced Monday that it has been accepted as a Bronze level GreenLeader in 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 website.

"The Hampton Inn - Lincoln features environmentally friendly services and many eco-friendly policies, along with the style and sophistication our guests have come to expect from us," said Damon Priddy, general manager at the Hampton.

"An example of our commitment to conservation is our linen and towel reuse program, saving nearly 81,000 gallons of water annually," Piddy said. This program allows guests staying multiple nights to reuse their linens if they wish.

Priddy said the hotel also uses monthly incentives for employees to conserve electricity; there is recycling throughout the hotel; and the hotel participates in the Hilton LightStay program. LightStay is Hilton's corporate program that has saved nearly $74 million in utility costs.

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

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"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, visit

[Text from file received from Hampton Inn, Lincoln]

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