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HAI Celebrates "Environment Day" 5thJune 2014

In the year 1998, less than two years into its inception, Hotel Association of India, took the initiative to align with the "World Environment Day" program established by United Nations and promote it on the Hospitality Industry platform. Over the years this initiative has evolved into a significant public service activity for its member hotels across India. Each member hotel of the Association observes this day with great enthusiasm.

The 5th of June 2014, marked the launch of the 17th HAI Environment Day Celebrations in all HAI member hotels with the following objective :

  • To demonstrate the hotel industry's commitment to protection of environment
  • Making hotels the fulcrum for people of all walks of life to come together to minimize their footprint on the environment
  • Ensuring for hotel guests, visitors, employees, local communities and school children and the future generation a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook
While a number of environment friendly activities are in built into the business practices of hotels, the 200 plus member hotels mark this day in their own unique way to highlight the importance of environment protection. They engage employees, employee families, guests, vendors and the local community alike in initiatives to spread awareness about environment conservation.

The Trident, Bandra Kurla in Mumbai built its program for the day on the theme 'Towards a Greener Tomorrow' NGOs like Kuprkabi, Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Trust, Floria Naturals and Shilpin Handicrafts, working for sustainable development. Eco-friendly products made from jute, recycled paper; handmade soaps, khaadi and clay were displayed and the use thereof promoted. The Imperial in Delhi worked on the theme "Raise your Voice, Not The Sea Level'

Member hotels created attractive displays on their premises. Activities like Earth hour, sapling plantation drives, drives to prevent food wastage, re-cycling drives were organised. Hotel cafeterias crafted green menus for the day’s meals while screening movies on environmental issues. Guests and employees adorned “green?badges/flags with pride. Employees and children participated in Poster making competitions, quiz competitions, environment walks.

The Park Hotel in New Delhi deserves a special mention for their visit to an old age home .A hotel team spent a day with the elderly inmates- sang and danced together and served them a sumptuous meal. Later the inmates and the hotel team together planted roses, basil, jasmine plants and a guava tree on the home premises. The Park Hotel also organised an evening with Bahar Dutt titled “Must development always be in conflict with environment? Eminent panelists Jairam Ramesh, Sunita Narain and Suhasini Haider discussed environmental issues while celebrating Dutt’s publication “Green Wars?

5th June is not just one day, environment conservation is a continuous process and “going green?is an ongoing endeavour at all HAI member hotels

Few glimpses of the celebrations in several member hotels have been captured in the pictures below:


"An installation art display in the lobby at The Imperial, New Delhi on theme Reduce, Recycle and Reuse"

"Environment Day Activity art work at The Suryaa, New Delhi"

"Notice at The Clarks Shiraz, Agra"

"Poster at The Imperial, New Delhi"


"A guest at The Oberoi Bangalore plants a sapling"

" My Tree Program at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra"

"Planting Trees at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla"

"Team from The Park ,New Delhi together with inmates plants trees at Sandhya , an old age home in Delhi"


"The Trident Bandra Kurla displays & promotes Natural and Eco-friendly Products"

"The Trident Bandra Kurla displays & promotes Natural and Eco-friendly Products"

"Guests & Staff show off their Green Badges at Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Agra"

"Poster Competition at The Oberoi, Bangalore"

"Employees hold up their Green trophies at The Oberoi, Bangalore"

"Employees hone their creative skills in a poster making competition at The Imperial, New Delhi"

"The team from The Park , New Delhi at the Environment Walkathon"

"It is a full house at The Park , New Delhi at the screening of Environment Pixathon"

"A rewarding day indeed ?Team from The Park , New Delhi sang&danced with and served lunch to the elderly inmates of Sandhya"