Green Globe Certifies Two Lefay Resorts & Residences Properties

Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

Lefay continues to spearhead green practices in sustainable tourism, setting new precedents for wellness resorts globally.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Globe recertified Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda and awarded Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti its very first certification at the end of 2020.

“We are very happy to be awarded the inaugural Green Globe Certification of Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti as well as receiving recertification of Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda once again. Personal wellness should never overlook environmental wellness. This is why the resorts of the Group have been designed and built with respect for the environment, in accordance with the Lefay philosophy, which has made social and environmental responsibility one of its principal, indispensable guidelines,” said Alcide Leali, CEO of Lefay Resorts & Residences.

Lefay continues to spearhead green practices in sustainable tourism, setting new precedents for wellness resorts globally. Ongoing efforts are made to reduce GHG emissions and high technology solutions are utilized to conserve energy at each property.

Neutralisation of CO2 Emissions
In 2011, Lefay commenced major efforts in tackling the issue of CO2 emissions. On the 20th of December that year, the company signed a voluntary agreement with the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea in Rome. The agreement promotes common projects aimed at assessing individual environmental footprints through the calculation of a carbon footprint and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Since 2013 Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda has been compensating 100% of its carbon emissions. Compensation is made by discounting the outstanding share of carbon emissions against the purchase of CERs credits recognised by the UN in compliance with the provisions of the Kyoto protocol. Implementation of such programs is aimed at cutting CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases in both developing and other countries.

Investment in Energy Conservation
Lefay has invested in new technologies that enable more efficient use of energy and the extensive utilisation of clean and renewable energy sources. These cutting-edge technologies assist in providing guests with the luxury of all comforts and services whilst retaining the utmost respect for the environment.

In particular, the Technology Facility at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is comprised of a biomass plant, a micro-turbine cogeneration plant and an absorption cooling system. It is one of the few plants of this type in Italy that ensures 75% of cooling production and uses heat emitted through the exhaust of the micro-turbines and the biomass boiler to generate cool air. The remaining 25% of cooling is produced by a high-performance compression cooling system. The biomass plants are fed by wood chips, local woods and gardening waste to produce thermal energy with significantly reduced carbon emissions which is used for heating rooms, swimming pools and producing sanitary warm water.

At Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, the biomass plant covers around 70% of the property's demand and allows an annual oil saving of about 220,000 litres equivalent to an annual CO2 emission reduction worth about 510 tons. At Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, it is estimated that the biomass boiler, with a nominal power of 1,100 kW, covers more than 50% of the needs of the property. Here the annual oil saving is about 300,000 litres, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions reduction of about 900 tons.

In addition to the biomass plant and the cogeneration plant at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, a free cooling system has been installed with two air-cooled chillers. The system operates primarily during the favourable weather conditions in summer when cool outdoor air can be used as a cooling source rather than a refrigeration process.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

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TWO FLORAL LIFESTYLE LEADERS LAUNCH BLOOM IMPRINT, A BOUTIQUE BOOK PUBLISHER IN SUPPORT OF THE SLOW FLOWERS MOVEMENT

BLOOM Imprint's logo depicts the pages of an open book as stylized flower petals

BLOOM Imprint’s logo depicts the pages of an open book as stylized flower petals

Robin Avni, Creative Director, BLOOM Imprint

Robin Avni, Creative Director, BLOOM Imprint

Debra Prinzing, Editorial Director, BLOOM Imprint

Debra Prinzing, Editorial Director, BLOOM Imprint

The boutique publishing company with a mission to produce floral, garden and design lifestyle titles

BLOOM is interested in new, engaging, and creative themes. We actively scout for floral lifestyle personalities, creatives, entrepreneurs, artisans, and makers who have beautiful stories to tell.”

— Debra Prinzing

SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Established and led by editorial director Debra Prinzing and creative director Robin Avni, BLOOM Imprint is a Pacific Northwest-based publishing venture whose mission is to work with creative floral entrepreneurs to produce floral, garden and design lifestyle titles by identifying authors and topics unique to the marketplace.

The two women created BLOOM Imprint as a boutique publishing company with the goal of developing these flower-inspired books from the seed of an initial concept to the final publication. Their development process is designed to maximize each author's key creative strengths. This is achieved by honing in on a core editorial purpose and visual expression to communicate an author's individual personality and brand mission through a book's pages. BLOOM Imprint's publications reflect each author's clear vision and voice, sustainable ideas and lifestyle inspiration. With the launch of BLOOM Imprint, Prinzing and Avni also announce their 2021-2022 catalog of five book titles.

Where We Bloom: Intimate, Inventive, Artistic Floral Spaces (April 2021) by Debra Prinzing.

Step inside the places where flowers come to life. Featuring beautiful plant- and flower-filled settings of Slow Flowers designers, farmer-florists, and growers. Each environment reflects the personality and aesthetic style of its owner, offering great ideas to inspire the design, organization, and functionality of a creative studio.

Growing Wonder: A Flower Farmer’s Guide to Roses (September 2021) by Felicia Alvarez

Do you dream of possessing a magical rose garden or a thriving flower farm? Whether you long to fill your own acreage with roses or consider yourself more of a weekend gardener, Felicia Alvarez, founder of Menagerie Farm + Flower, can help turn your rose love affair into a joyous and rewarding experience. Whatever your level of passion, with her twenty years of farming experience Felicia guides you with sound advice and detailed horticultural knowledge.

A Life in Flowers: Lessons + Affirmations from the Garden (October 2021) by Holly Heider Chapple

Wedding and event florist and founder of the Chapel Designers floral community, Holly Chapple is a creative visionary and a highly recognized and sought-after floral designer whose work has been published in countless prestigious publications and top industry blogs. Learn about Holly's incredible floral journey, the inspiring story of Hope Flower Farm, and the values of hospitality, creativity, and community that embody her life in flowers.

Black Flora: Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists (January 2022) by Teresa J. Speight

There is a rich, beautiful, complex, and diverse narrative being told by African Americans and other persons of color in the floral marketplace. It is long past time to recognize their excellence and contributions to cut flower farming and floristry. Garden writer, podcaster, and blogger Teresa J. Speight of Cottage in the Court shares her interviews and profiles with leading pioneers and explores their lives rooted in the floral world.

House + Flower: Reviving Forgotten Homes + Abandoned Gardens (January 2022) by Cynthia Zamaria

Through engaging photography and Cynthia Zamaria's approachable personal narrative, explore the art of reviving old gardens and aging homes. Cynthia takes her reader through the process as she and husband Graham restore the interior settings and exterior spaces of their seventh residence, Leuty House, and reflects on other lessons learned from coaxing new life into old properties in and around Toronto.

Avni and Prinzing say their book development philosophy is rooted in the Slow Flowers' practice, aligned closely with the Slow Flowers movement that Prinzing founded in 2013. "BLOOM is interested in new, engaging, and creative themes. We actively scout for floral lifestyle personalities, creatives, entrepreneurs, artisans, and makers who have beautiful stories to tell," Prinzing says.

Adds Avni: "By leveraging our publishing experience, we believe BLOOM Imprint's editorial guidance, creative direction and design language, combined with our non-traditional approach to lifestyle marketing, sets up our authors for success. We are motivated to support our authors as collaborative and creative partners."

Titles will be available for pre-order at BLOOM Imprint's online bookstore (bloomimprint.com) and wholesale pricing is offered for bulk orders beginning in March 2021. BLOOM Imprint designs a custom book distribution strategy for each of its titles, ensuring that authors benefit from a unique revenue-sharing platform to enhance their lifestyle brands.

About BLOOM Imprint:
Between them, Robin Avni and Debra Prinzing have produced and published more than 20 lifestyle, design, architecture, floral and gardening titles. They formed BLOOM Imprint as a boutique publishing company with the mission of identifying creative entrepreneurial book ideas and growing them — from the seed of an initial concept to a finished product. As they publish new authors and consult with aspiring ones, the partners believe that producing a book is ultimately one of the most strategic marketing endeavors available to creatives.

The women previously collaborated on Real Women. Real Life., a consumer and lifestyle consulting collective, and most recently teamed up to produce Prinzing's Slow Flowers Journal – Volume One (2020, Wildflower Media).

About Slow Flowers:
Slow Flowers is an inclusive community dedicated to preserving domestic flower farms and supporting a floral industry that relies on a safe, seasonal and local supply of sustainably-farmed flowers and foliage. Members are engaged in all facets of the U.S. flower industry. The Slow Flowers Movement began in 2013 with the publication of Debra Prinzing's book, Slow Flowers, and has ignited the imaginations of flower lovers, florists, flower farmers and growers across the U.S. (and around the globe). Learn more at slowflowerssociety.com.

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Georgia Gymnast Madelyn Dorbin Twists and Tumbles to National Spotlight

Gymnast makes national spotlight

Road to Indiana

Madelyn Dorbin, the young and promising gymnast from Georgia, has secured a place in the 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup.

Coach Pete Arenas said, “Madelyn is a hardworking athlete. She is very focused and well deserves her place in this qualification series. We’re excited to see her perform at the next level.””

— Cornelya Dorbin

LILBURN, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Madelyn Dorbin, the young and promising gymnast from Georgia, has secured a place in the 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup. Madelyn had a dream run at the recently held Atlanta Crown Invitational in Duluth, GA, where she mesmerized the judges and the audience with her skills and finished first in the all-around with a 38.30.
Madelyn is one of the 18 junior qualifiers who will be competing at the 12th edition of the Nastia Liukin Cup and only the third gymnast from Georgia to qualify in the Cup’s 12-year history. The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held on February 26th at Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IND. As a 2nd year, Level 10 athlete in the Women’s Artistic Program for USA Gymnastics, Madelyn trains 30 hours per week at Georgia Elite Gymnastics in Watkinsville, GA. She makes a 100-mile round-trip commute of two hours a day, 6 days a week so that she can train. Madelyn is home-schooled and does her class work in between and after practices. Her daily commute and time in the gym is like having a full-time job; so getting her schoolwork in is a priority.

Coach/Owner Pete Arenas said, “Madelyn is a dedicated and hardworking athlete. She is very focused and well deserves her place in this qualification series. She is very consistent, and we’re excited to see her perform at the next level.”

Begun in 2010, The Nastia Liukin Cup is the creation of the 2008 Olympic champion and 14-times Olympic and World medalist, Nastia Liukin. The series will be telecast live on Friday, February 26, 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The competition this year will be fierce with the participation of 18 junior and 18 senior athletes each at Level 10 from the USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program.

Madelyn Dorbin (“Maddy”) was born in Little Rock, AR in 2006 and her hometown is Lilburn, GA. Madelyn’s parents (Cornelya and David), inspired by her acrobatic feats of jumping off furniture at home and at the tender age of two, signed her up for a session at Gymboree. Impressed by her strength and agility, the instructor recommended gymnastics classes. At the age of 8, Madelyn began her competitive career as an Excel Silver gymnast in 2015 at Georgia Gymnastics Academy.

She joined Georgia Elite Gymnastics (GEG) in the summer of 2017. Since joining GEG, Madelyn scored out of levels 4, 5, 7 and 9. During 2020 as a 1st year Level 10, Madelyn placed 3rd on beam but injured her ankle on floor performing a double layout. She made an impressive comeback at the Excalibur Cup in Virginia Beach by placing 1st all-around at this meet. Although the season was cut short by the pandemic, Madelyn remained active and trained at home to maintain her stamina and endurance.

Madelyn’s favorite gymnastics event is floor. Her goal is to compete in more national level events in the future and receive an athletic scholarship for gymnastics. At school, her favorite subject is history, and her hobbies include gardening and crafting. Outside the gym, Madelyn enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Brewster.

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Trusted Arizona Cannabis Company, Giving Tree Dispensary, Expands Cultivation and Debuts New Retail Location

Lilach Mazor Power, Founder and Managing Director at Giving Tree Dispensary

The only dispensary in Arizona with majority female ownership, Giving Tree is transforming the patient experience with its new, open concept retail space.

We look forward to welcoming new and long time cannabis shoppers to engage, explore, and learn about our trusted products while still providing the same elevated service and patient care.”

— Lilach Mazor Power, Founder and Managing Director at Giving Tree Dispensary

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Giving Tree Dispensary (“Giving Tree”), an Arizona-licensed, vertically integrated seed to sale cannabis company, today announced it is moving to a new retail location on Monday, January 25th, at 701 W. Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. An official Grand Opening with event promotions and giveaways will take place on Friday, February 5th.

The only dispensary in Arizona with majority female ownership, Giving Tree is transforming the patient experience with its new, open concept retail space. Its former dispensary operation will be converted to expand cultivation and triple manufacturing capacity.

“We wanted to create a new kind of shopping experience and versatile retail environment at Giving Tree. We look forward to welcoming new and long time cannabis shoppers to engage, explore, and learn about our trusted products while still providing the same elevated service and patient care,” said Lilach Mazor Power, owner and founder of Giving Tree.

Offering a diverse product portfolio, Giving Tree features its own house cannabis brand as well as its esteemed Kindred and Katatonic product suites. Other top-tier Arizona brands will be available at the new location, including Venom, Baked Bros, Aries, Cresco, and PuraEarth. Renowned for quality service, Giving Tree’s innovative risk-free 30-day product guarantee allows customers to exchange any product if they are not satisfied.

The new 2,400 square-foot dispensary is optimized for product exploration and social engagement, featuring a lounge-like ambience and interactive, shareable elements. Customers may also place orders through touch screens for quick and seamless purchasing.

Dedication to a personalized experience will continue at the new location with the support of the approachable and knowledgeable team. Despite the challenges of 2020, Giving Tree experienced accelerated growth spurring an increase in hiring initiatives. The company added numerous team members last year, broadening its global staff to nearly 50 individuals.

Since its inception, Giving Tree has stayed true to its name and social responsibility values, donating over $100,000 in funds and volunteer time to the community. Recently, Giving Tree completed a successful fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society and built gardens at Streetlight USA, a shelter for young girls rescued from sex-trafficking. This year, Giving Tree plans to provide gardening education at the shelter and a day devoted to harvesting and cooking the vegetables grown.

The launch of the new Giving Tree location follows a milestone election year for the industry with the passage of Prop 207 legalizing recreational marijuana use in Arizona. The state cannabis market is estimated to reach $41.5 billion in 2021, according to research firm New Frontier Data.

Giving Tree is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information visit GivingTreeDispensary.com.

About Giving Tree Dispensary:
Established in 2013, Giving Tree Dispensary is an Arizona-licensed, vertically integrated cannabis company headquartered in Phoenix. Led by founder and managing director, Lilach Mazor Power, the company is one of the longest standing, well-respected cultivators and trusted retailers of premium cannabis products. The dispensary provides an inviting retail experience for experienced cannabis consumers, and for those taking the first step in their cannabis wellness journey with personalized shopping assistance and a 30-day risk-free guarantee on purchases. The company is home to a portfolio of cannabis lifestyle brands including Kindred, Katatonic, and house brand, Giving Tree. A dedicated community partner, Giving Tree Dispensary’s corporate citizenship program has contributed to various charities and donated countless volunteer hours. Giving Tree Dispensary is located at 701 W. Union Hills Drive, in Phoenix, Arizona. For information, contact info@givingtreeaz.com or visit GivingTreeDispensary.com.

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Renée Hilton-Taylor Pens Poems to Inspire Faith

Renée Hilton-Taylor

Renée Hilton-Taylor

In the Midst: Praying with Poetry

In the Midst: Praying with Poetry

Our Everywhere God!: Waking Up to God's Almighty Presence through Poetry

Our Everywhere God!: Waking Up to God’s Almighty Presence through Poetry

"In the Midst, Praying with Poetry" encourages finding God in nature, relationships, faith and grief

Slow down, get comfortable, breathe deeply and pray to be open to what your God wants to share with you as you read… no particular order. Go with the flow! It is always for your good.”

— Renée Hilton-Taylor

LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Faith and prayer are important to Renée as they allow her to feel a greater connection with her Higher Power, whom she chooses to call God. Through awareness of God's presence in the world around her she gains a better appreciation of the totality of life–its highs and lows and the myriad gifts all too often taken for granted. Her writing invites readers to cultivate a deeper awareness with the Divine who is hidden in all the complexities and contradictions of existence.

Hilton-Taylor's poetry is a diverse and inclusive collection of poems whose subject matter touches on nature, relationships, parenting, faith, grief, and the joys sure to be found in everyday human experiences. Within the pages of her book, readers can find a genuine and authentic infusion of faith that can reinvigorate them and give them a renewed appreciation for the minute joys of life. Revelations that are just there, waiting for them, requiring just a little perspective so they can show their splendor.

"There are times, precious gracious times, when the world around me arouses the poet from her slumber; when the written word becomes manna for my day; when inspiration reminds me that I am not alone. All I can do is respond with an "alleluia" crowned with gratitude. All is invitation from that Power greater than myself whom I experience as God-PaPa, Brother, and Spirit-Companion." Hilton-Taylor says.

Her poems are made with the lyricism of an experienced word-weaver and infused with warmth and passion. After all, previously she was awarded first place in the poetry category of the 2014 Christian Writers Awards presented by Zulon Press for her book, "Our Everywhere God, Waking up to God's Almighty Presence through Poetry." Aside from being an award-winning writer her artwork, the Victory Cross, was part of the Jesus 2000 Art Exhibition at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Bellville, Illinois. This artwork is the feature cover design of her book, "In the Midst, Praying with Poetry."

"Slow down, get comfortable, breathe deeply and pray to be open to what your God wants to share with you as you read… no particular order. Go with the flow! It is always for your good." Hilton-Taylor beckons her readers.

About the Author
Renée Hilton-Taylor is a retiree who spent many years as a "domestic engineer," teacher and counselor. She has been trained in the art of spiritual direction and continues to be active in various faith-sharing fellowships. She enjoys gardening and often takes walks as a means to maintain the joy and gratitude of a slower pace of life.

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