Earth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure

Earth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure Erehwon RetreatEarth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure

As we recognize Earth Day with celebrations around the globe, let’s pause to realize something quite powerful. Erehwon Retreat participates in the Clean the World hospitality program. We are just one of nearly 900 hotels and bed-and-breakfast partners throughout North America that have helped divert in excess of 550 tons of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.

Think about that for a moment—that 1.1 million pounds of soap and bottled amenities would be trashed. That’s a lot of garbage and, in the truest sense of the term, a great waste of valuable resources.

Henry Young, Jr.

For almost 45 years, Henry served in Fundraising and Arts Management positions and ran his own consulting firm. His work secondary schools; healthcare organizations; and service organizations, with a specialization in the performing arts, including ballet and theater companies, chamber orchestras, choirs, and performing arts centers. In 2009 he began to prepare for retirement. Following a career involved with the management of many special events and working with senior civic and corporate leadership, his experience in the managing of multiple relationships made entering the hospitality industry a natural extension of his career.