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Gaylord Texan partners with EPA to reduce pollution
Release Date: 04/17/2008
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Resort will cut mercury as part of national environmental priorities program
(Dallas, Texas – April 17, 2008) The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center will be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for reducing mercury throughout its facility.
As part of the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP), the resort will replace the fluorescent bulbs it currently uses in its 400,000 square feet of hotel and convention space with low-mercury bulbs. It will also recycle the mercury from the bulbs it replaces.
“Protecting public health and the environment is a team effort,” said EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene. “EPA is pleased to have the Gaylord Texan join us in making a positive environmental impact by cutting pollution.”
Located in Grapevine, the Gaylord Texan is the first hotel in the region’s five-state area to join the NPEP program. EPA will mark the hotel’s entry into the program on April 18 during Earth Day and EarthFest 2008 activities in downtown Dallas.
“Gaylord Texan is proud to be participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's NPEP program,” said John Imaizumi, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. “Our team is strongly committed to being an environmental leader in our community.”
NPEP is a voluntary program with more than 150 members from private and public organizations nationwide. The goal of the program is the reduction, reuse or recycling of 31 priority chemicals. These priority chemicals have been targeted for reduction by EPA because of their ability to build up in the food chain and cause harm to humans and the ecosystem.
Additional information on the NPEP program is available at https://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/minimize/npep/index.htm.
To learn more about activities in EPA Region 6, please visit https://www.epa.gov/region6.
An EPA audio file is available at https://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio_041808_gaylord.