Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Is A Great Place To Be Green


As Jennifer shared earlier this morning, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. And one of the attractions designed for the fair that made its way into Disney Parks is a reader favorite – the Carousel of Progress . Today, we’re featuring the attraction in our newest desktop/smartphone wallpaper created by artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett. Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the and wallpaper before you download it.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/download-our-exclusive-carousel-of-progress-wallpaper/

I recently had the chance to connect with Horticulture Manager Patrick Zusack to learn more about what it takes to keep the magic growing. Patrick’s dedicated team of seven cast members starts at early at 5 a.m. each morning – which makes sense, given their task of maintaining over 21 acres of irrigated landscaping.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/spring-blooms-bright-at-downtown-disney-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

Download Our Exclusive Carousel of Progress Wallpaper

“Our cast members are passionate people who love to care for our animals and environment,” said Andrea Raney, a Circle D Ranch stable attendant who initiated their composting program. “We are always looking for new ways to reuse our equipment and reduce our waste.” Now, more than 90 percent of waste collected at Circle D Ranch is composted or recycled. In fact, the entire facility collects only one 50-gallon trash can of waste every two days! Animal waste and bedding, coffee grounds and filters from food and beverage locations and laundry lint from Disneyland Resort hotels are part of the composting mix.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/disneyland-resort-circle-d-ranch-cast-members-commit-to-composting/

Spring Blooms Bright at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

As we announced last year , Aulani became the first Hawaii resort to be LEED certified, achieving Silver Certification. The effort began from day one, as much of today’s success started with the planning of Aulani back in 2007. As we continue into our third year of providing a deep Hawaiian cultural experience to our guests and Disney Vacation Club Owners, our efforts continue around energy savings, recycling and being good stewards of the aina – the land. A few final notes on being green at Aulani: Our Aulani VolutEARS will spend Earth Day, April 22, at Kaʻala Learning Center in the native Hawaiian loʻi kalo – taro field – and helping to grow a native Hawaiian dry forest.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/aulani-a-disney-resort-spa-is-a-great-place-to-be-green/

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