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Statler Hotel helps “Clean the World”

Contact: Ashlee McGandy, 607.254.1368, am754@cornell.edu

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University has announced a new collaboration with Clean the World, an innovative not-for-profit organization that aims to deter the spread of preventable diseases around the world by recycling and redistributing soap and bottled amenities that would otherwise be discarded. The Statler—an award-winning property and the teaching hotel for students at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration—will recycle an estimated 1,500 pounds of soap and 1,000 pounds of bottled amenities per year through the Clean the World program. This will provide approximately 1,644 children with soap and 818 children with bottled amenities for an entire year, while also diverting a significant amount of waste from landfills.

"We are excited to participate in the Clean the World program," said Rick Adie, general manager of the Statler Hotel. "This initiative is a wonderful way to serve the global community, and it reflects the Statler's commitment to sustainable hospitality. This program also gives our students hands-on experience as they continue to catalog the hotel's sustainability efforts, calculate costs and savings, and evaluate how the new initiative will positively impact the Statler."

Clean the World is the first program launched by the Statler as part of the hotel's sustainability partnership with EarthView®, an award-winning program developed by The Hersha Group. Since the partnership was announced in February 2013, EarthView and the Statler have been working together to plan projects and initiatives as part of a comprehensive sustainability program. The partnership enables the Statler to further enrich its educational program while also realizing significant triple-bottom-line results for the property.

About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of saving millions of lives around the globe. Clean the World leads a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 1,700 hospitality partners to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 12 million bars of soap. Through the “ONE project” launched in late 2012, Clean the World provides hygiene kits domestically to the homeless and families in transition. www.cleantheworld.org.

About EarthView
EarthView is a program developed and implemented by The Hersha Group that is dedicated to fully integrated environmental and community policies that aim to make sustainable hospitality a genuine reality. EarthView delivers environmental and conservation programs that positively impact a hotel operation’s bottom line while simultaneously improving the well-being of guests, employees, communities, and the planet.  For additional information about EarthView and its sustainability consulting services, please contact EarthView@hersha.com.

About the Statler Hotel
The Statler Hotel is the showcase for Cornell’s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration and, for many visitors, the gateway to the university as a whole. Located on Cornell's beautiful campus overlooking Cayuga Lake and the city of Ithaca, this 153-room, full-service property includes a conference center, three restaurants, and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities. www.statlerhotel.cornell.edu

About the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu.