THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES WINS 2014 DIRECTOR’S
RECYCLING AWARD FROM CITY OF SAN DIEGO
La Jolla – The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been selected as a 2014 Director’s Recycling Award winner from the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department. The award recognizes the resort’s successful and innovative programs resulting in significant waste reduction, recycling, and economic benefits.
The Lodge, which won the award for the second year in a row, had to show improvement from the previous year in order to be considered for the honor again.
“Recycling is one of the cornerstones of our entire operation,” said Ed Pulido, The Lodge’s Green Committee Chairman. “It’s also our civic duty. We take great pride in receiving this award and we will do everything we can to improve even more and achieve this recognition again next year.”
Over the last two quarters of 2013 The Lodge diverted 135 tons of trash, or 75% of its waste. Sixty tons went to composting while 75 tons were deemed recyclable materials. The resort also recently installed new LED light bulbs that will result in a 76% reduction of lighting energy. This upgrade will keep approximately 52,000 standard light bulbs from entering local landfills over the next several years as well.
The Lodge is a participant of the California Green Lodging Program, which helps to provide travelers a green option for their lodging needs. The Lodge earned the program’s Environmentalist Level accolade in 2012 for demonstrating water and energy conservation, waste minimization, recycling, environmentally friendly purchasing, program sustainability, and pollution prevention. The Environmentalist Level is the top tier among the program’s award categories, which are given out every three years.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, site of the 2021 U.S. Open, has been named a AAA Five Diamond resort every year since it’s opening in 2002.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For restaurant reservations please call (858) 777-6635, hotel reservations call 800-422-8386, or visit www.lodgetorreypines.com.