What It Takes to “Go Green” at RCI

Brian B. - RCI Timeshare Exchange and Vacation ExperiencesWe hear about “Going Green” all the time. But what does it really mean? I head up RCI’s global team of associates who work to conserve resources and reduce our company’s carbon footprint. And I can tell you, no matter if you are a small household or a big company, a little effort and focus definitely goes a long way.

Here at RCI, we have installed energy-efficient lighting, motion detectors that automatically turn lights on and off, high-efficiency appliances, and low-flow water faucets and fixtures – all in 60 offices in 33 countries!

And it doesn’t stop there. Since 2008 we have been developing green versions of Endless Vacation® magazine and the RCI® Directory of Affiliated Resorts, printing all pages on Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper (this is paper created from trees that were grown and harvested for paper and printing purposes only).

In addition, you may have noticed that even though we are continually affiliating with more and more new resorts, the Directory isn’t as heavy as it was in the past. As part of our commitment to “Go Green,” we have reduced the amount of paper used in the Directory, but you can always turn to our online resort directory for resort information and pictures.

What ways do you “go green”? What tips do you have for other members to help them stay green while on their vacation?

Comments for What It Takes to “Go Green” at RCI

Name: David G
Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm happy to hear that RCI is thinking along these terms and my thought is why not ask about recycling if you're on vacation- whether it's newspaperes, plastics, glass, metal or whatever. I was visting St. Martin's in the Caribbean recently and wanted to suggest that they incorporate such a program. Sometimes that's all it takes- a mere suggestion of something that's not difficult to put into place that will save more trees and other resources

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We agree, and we encourage all of you to "go green" while on vacation (and even in your everyday lives). Thanks for the comment, David!

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