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  • 16
    OCT
    2012
  • Follow Amadeus’ lead: reduce your carbon footprint

  • Amadeus e-University
    e-Travel Management
    Going Green
  • In 2010, airline flights produced 628 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main contributor to global warming. Easily determine your carbon footprint and offset it the next time you travel. Learn how Amadeus is helping the industry reduce CO2 emissions. [more]

     CarbonSummary 

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  • 20
    APR
    2012
  • Five ideas for celebrating Earth Day 2012

  • Amadeus e-University
    General
    Going Green
  • Over 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin called for an "environmental teach-in" after witnessing the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Today, more than 500 million people and several national governments in 175 countries celebrate to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.

    "Mobilize the Earth" is this year's Earth Day theme. What will you do? Maybe one of these five ideas will move you. [more]

     

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  • 6
    FEB
    2012
  • Sustainably sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day

  • Going Green
  • Add a little green to your red, pink, and white this Valentine’s Day with these great ideas for making this year’s day of love an ultimate earth-friendly romantic celebration. [More]

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  • 29
    NOV
    2011
  • 5 Options for Disposing of Your Cooking Oil

  • Amadeus e-University
    Going Green
  • Do you know how to properly dispose of your cooking oil? Did you fry your turkey this Thanksgiving? Have you ever poured "just a little" oil into your sink? (Be honest!) If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you MUST read this article. [more]
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  • 26
    OCT
    2011
  • That Halloween candy costs more than you think

  • Going Green
    Amadeus e-University
    General
  • If you’re a responsible recycler you probably think “repurposing” your Halloween candy wrappers is a no-brainer.

    That's what I thought too, until I found out that candy wrappers pretty much scare the bejeezus out of waste management companies! What happens, and what can be done? Read on to find out. [more]

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  • 9
    AUG
    2011
  • Green Tests: New Online Assessments Save Some Paper

  • Going Green
    Amadeus e-University
    General
    Invoice and Itinerary
    Fares and Pricing
    Classroom training
    Ticketing
    Queues
    PNR
    Self-Study
    Air
  • Saving trees is just one of many benefits you can take advantage of with our new online assessments covering basic Amadeus Air, PNR, Profiles, Fares, Queues and Documents functionality. [read more]
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  • 25
    JUL
    2011
  • Go eco with these 5 school supplies

  • Going Green
    Amadeus e-University
  • It's hard to believe those of us with children will soon have to buy supplies for the next school year. This year, how about making an effort to help the environment by purchasing supplies made from post-consumer waste and recycled fibers? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported in their 2009 Facts and Figures that 35 to 45% of municipal solid waste (things we commonly use then throw away) comes from commercial and institutional locations, such as businesses, hospitals and schools. The good news is since 1980, the recycling rate has increased and disposal of waste in landfills has decreased. The bad news is landfill waste was still as high as 54.3% in 2009. By buying ecofriendly school supplies, you can help reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Start with these school supplies: [read more]

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  • 22
    APR
    2010
  • Did you remember to turn off the lights?

  • Going Green
  • Did you know that commercial and industrial buildings account for nearly half of the country's energy use? Or that the lighting in your office could be consuming at least 35% of your electricity bill every year? Switching to Amadeus isn't the only way to save money for your agency, you know! (Hint, hint!) No matter how big or small your agency might be, you can save money and help the planet by making an effort to consume less energy.

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  • 04
    SEP
    2009
  • Improve Your Agency's Air Quality: Tip #3 Avoid Pesticides

  • Going Green
  • Nobody hates creepy-crawlies more than I do, but we could—and should—avoid chemicals that can harm us. Why? The effects of pesticide exposure can range from something as simple as stinging eyes, headaches, nausea and diarrhea to more chronic adverse health effects like cancer, birth defects and neurological toxicity. But, are we really exposed? Consider these findings:

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  • 07
    AUG
    2009
  • Improve Your Agency's Air Quality Tip #2: Ventilate

  • Going Green
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. The best ways to improve indoor air quality are to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air. In Tip #1, we discussed reducing pollutants by bringing plants to work. What can we do to ventilate?  

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  • 11
    JUN
    2009
  • Improve Your Agency's Air Quality: Tip #1

  • Going Green
  • When we hear "environment" and "air quality," most of us probably think of the outdoors. But did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates so. And considering we spend 90% of our time indoors, we should work on making our indoors more green. How do we do that? Know your pollutants and their effects, and follow Tip #1. 

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  • 23
    APR
    2009
  • In Training Services, we're serious about saving the earth.

  • Going Green
  • While we are not thinking of investing in a windmill farm to power our Learning Management System, we have been thinking about the little things when it comes to being green. Which brings us to one money saving, and green, feature we have talked about but not implemented—using online books instead of printed books in classroom training.

     

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  • 29
    JAN
    2009
  • Amadeus North America, Inc. Goes Green

  • Going Green
  • At Amadeus North America, we have formally introduced an internal "Going Green" campaign, comprising various plans and green information for employees, including:

    • Alternative work solutions
    • Recycling
    • Reducing
    • Reusing
    • Things to do at home
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  • 04
    DEC
    2008
  • Traveling the green way

  • Going Green
  • Many Hotels, Airlines, and Tour Operators offer green programs that deserve your patronage. You can help the environment by encouraging your customers to green up their travel with these eco friendly tips. By the way, these tips apply to you too. [more]

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  • 20
    NOV
    2008
  • Benefits of a good night's sleep

  • Going Green
  • Sleeping well at night has many benefits including reducing stress, keeping our blood pressure at a healthy level, and helping our cells repair the damages we're exposed to while we're awake. Sleep also helps us be alert so the coming day is more active and productive. 

    Putting our computers to sleep or hibernate also has its benefits, especially for our environment. Both save energy, and saving energy reduces pollution. But what's the difference between the two? Think of sleep mode as a power nap and hibernation mode as REM sleep.

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  • 02
    OCT
    2008
  • Saving the environment, one print at a time…

  • Going Green
    E-mail
    Insurance
    Invoice and Itinerary
  • Do you print everything before you read it? Let’s try this little exercise to see how much paper is wasted in an average work day. Count the sheets of paper you print in one day, and multiply that by the amount of coworkers you have. The sum of this at the end of the day will be a grand pile of paper. Now my question to you is, will you ever look at those papers again? Probably not, so why print them?

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  • 29
    AUG
    2008
  • Saving money while living green

  • Going Green
  • Green living is all about making the world a better place for us and future generations. By teaching our children from a young age what they can do and why, we will allow that process to continue. The changes we make in our lifestyle, no matter how little they are, will make a difference in the fight against global warming. [more]

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  • 24
    JUL
    2008
  • Say GOODBYE to your notes and HELLO to wikis

  • Going Green
  • Chances are you have at least one cheat sheet with all kinds of formats and shortcuts written on it, maybe even some sticky notes, information on who to call in certain situations, processes and guidelines (all of the above?). Paper. Some refer to it as "just-in-time information" or "on-the-job tools." Yes, they come in very handy. Still paper. You might even make copies to share with your colleagues. More paper. Or do they create their own? Even more paper.

    Let's face it, it's not a very "Green" thing to do. Plus, if you're not distributing copies of your notes, others are missing out on what are probably some really good tips and tricks, which is also a very bad thing. Think of the time spent writing things down, making copies, etc.

    A great, easy way to both share information and "Go Green" is to create a wiki for your office.

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  • 05
    MAY
    2008
  • What's all this Web 2.0 stuff?

  • Going Green
    New Technology
  • For the last couple of years, you’ve heard the buzz about “Web 2.0″ and are probably asking yourself what it is. It’s really changed the way we communicate, interact, learn and do business. Speaking of doing business…every once in while we will highlight a Web 2.0 application and give you tips on how you can use it in your business. Since this is our first post on Web 2.0 technology, you get a double whammy: about Web 2.0 and blogging for business. [more]

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