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Friday, March 26, 2010
Lake Quinault Lodge...Answering the Call of the Wild
As an avid fan of the great outdoors, I am not sure I have ever seen a place as beautiful and majestic as the Lake Quinault Lodge. Surrounded by raw unadulterated wilderness there are few places on earth as tranquil and blissful as Lake Quinault Lodge. Located in the Olympic National Park & Forest, and featured on PBS’ “Great Lodges of the National Parks” Lake Quinault Lodge is a place made for relaxation, warmth, and escape. Clean the World is honored that Lake Quinault Lodge has joined our Hospitality Partnership Program.
The National Parks by themselves are a fine collection of natural gems, but Lake Quinault Lodge stands out as a truly dazzling specimen. The main lodge was built in 1926, and gives its guests a taste of days gone by. One can truly embrace a sense of charmed history at the lodge. There is a feel of antiquity throughout the entire property, from fireplace rooms to the rugged timber construction. Lake Quinault Lodge offers several styles of rooms, suited to travelers of all tastes; from the cozy fireplace rooms to the Contemporary Lakeside building. The view from anywhere on the property is stunning, but none equals the beauty of The Beverly Suite. The Beverly Suite fills the entire third story of The Boathouse Building, and offers a panoramic breathtaking view of the Olympic National Forest, the Lodge, and Lake Quinault.
There is plenty to do at Lake Quinault Lodge. You can enjoy a dip in the glistening Lake Quinault, curl up in front of the majestic fireplace in the Main Lodge, canoeing, fishing, and of course grabbing some gear and hiking your way through the Olympic National Forest. There is no reason to leave your favorite family members behind either, as Lake Quinault Lodge is a pet friendly property, which welcomes our furry four legged friends. Imagine your dog romping through the forest, lending an ear to that ever-present “Call of the Wild”. I can imagine Jack London himself giving a nod to the Lake Quinault Lodge. We at Clean the World encourage you to stay at this magnificent property in the Great Northwest, and thank them for caring enough about our planet and all of its beauty to join our Program. But don’t take our word for it, check out Lake Quinault Lodge for yourself at: http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/accommodations/lake-quinault-lodge.aspx .
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Situated in the heart of Santa Fe, surrounded by mountains, deserts, and the kind of sunsets that are usually only glimpsed in paintings, this four star hotel boasts hand carved wooden doors, sandstone walls, and sculptured stairways that all whisper of a people from long ago. The rooms are beautifully decorated with hand crafted furnishings, authentic artwork from New Mexico’s diverse population, and the beautiful geometric rugs indigenous to the area. Another amenity that adds to the feel of the Old West are the gas-lit kiva fireplaces in each room.
The Rosewood Inn offers many luxury amenities to its’ guests. Concierge service, Valet, In-Room massage & aromatherapy, a business center, and a pet friendly policy are just a few of the perks offered at this rustic escape. Chances are that if you are staying at The Rosewood you have a streak of frontiersman in your heart, and there is plenty to do to feed the hunger for adventure. Golf, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking and day trips to nearby Taos or Bandelier National park are just a few of the many activities to choose from in this New Mexico vacation destination. Santa Fe is loaded with history. Founded in 1609 by Spanish missionaries the city is in the midst of their 400th anniversary. Within walking distance you will find the cultural heart of the city known as the Plaza Dsitrict, authentic Native shops, museums, and galleries tell the rich history of the city and its people.
Whether you are on business or pleasure, The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has everything you will need to experience the Southwest as it once was. Next time you travel to Santa Fe, be sure opt stay with our friends at The Rosewood Inn, and who knows, you may walk into a saloon and hear someone whisper “I’m your Huckleberry”.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Clean the World Showcases A Gem: The Shores Resort & Spa
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Just East of Eden…The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL
The Wyndham Garden Hotel, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/FLLBR/main.wnt, is the most recent addition to our life saving, soap and bottled amenity recycling program. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or both you will find everything you need at this palatial resting place. From heated octagon shaped pool in the courtyard, to a 24 hour fitness center for those of you who enjoy the occasional 3am workout, or the 24 hour business center for those last minute proposals are just a few of the luxurious amenities provided at the Wyndham garden Hotel.
If you are looking for something to do with the family, The Boca Raton Museum of Art is a great place to educate and enrich your children, while enjoying some classic works of art. If fun is what you are looking for then head over to the Everglades National Park, or Boomers!, a local fun spot with bumper boats, laser tag, and go-carts.
If you are looking for a luxurious, feature rich hotel for your next trip, please consider our friends at The Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton, FL. And be sure to say "Thank you" on your next visit for their commitment to Clean the World!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: World Vision Partners with Clean the World to Deliver Recycled Soap Worldwide
Clean the World collects the gently used bar soap and bottled amenity products that are routinely thrown away by hotels and resorts. These products are then sanitized in their Recycling Operations Centers and packaged for distribution to those in need.
“In this country we take soap for granted,” said Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder of Clean the World. “But throughout the world people are literally dying for soap.”
With operations in more than 100 countries across the globe, World Vision is very well positioned to distribute the recycled soap and provide essential hygiene education. According to clinical studies, the combination of bar soap and proper hygiene education can reduce the effects of acute respiratory illness and diarrheal disease, the number one and number two killers of children worldwide respectively, by up to 65%.
“Through this partnership with Clean the World, our ability to bring proper hygiene practices and soap to impoverished countries is greatly enhanced” said John Jensen, Senior Director of Key Partnerships at World Vision.
In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Clean the World provided World Vision with one million bars of soap for Haiti hygiene kits. These kits will be distributed to quake survivors there. With tens of thousands of survivors still in urgent need of basic sanitation, the hygiene kits are meeting a critical need.
The partnership has already combined to deliver hygiene products to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Romania, Albania and Armenia. Additional countries will be added in the next few weeks.
The Need for Soap
Studies by the World Health Organization show that the use of soap in hand washing greatly reduces the incidence of diarrheal and respiratory illness. Combined these diseases are the leading causes of death amongst children under the age of 5, killing 3.5 million children annually. By providing soap to impoverished people World Vision and Clean the World hope to greatly reduce these deaths.
About World Vision Product Donation
Products donated to World Vision, or “gifts-in-kind” (GIK), are a company's first-quality or specially-produced inventory donated to assist those in need. World Vision sorts, ships, and distributes these goods to millions of children and families in the U.S. and overseas each year. World Vision works in 100 countries, half of which have duty free status to import donations. In the past five years, World Vision has placed more than $1.5 billion worth of donated goods from major corporations, including medical supplies, school supplies, building materials, personal care items, clothing, shoes, books, and sporting goods