Articles

Green Queen: The face behind Hotelstuff/Greenstuff

Butler Magazine

Compiled by Brian Maron
Butler Magazine 2012

Living as a hippie in California in the 1970s, Lorraine Jenks worked with environmentalists, living a green life - saving energy, conserving water and recycling wherever she could. This is where her enthusiasm began for environmental concerns.

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Greenstuff for Everyone

Simply Green

Simply Green Magazine, 2012

Going green is much more than measuring a carbon footprint. Once we’ve measured and reduced the carbon footprints of our properties – the energy saving, water conservation and waste management - what about everything else? Everything we use every day?

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30-ish Ways to Go Green…

Responsible Traveller

By Lorraine Jenks
Responsible Traveller, Summer 2012

Great ‘greening’ tips for the Hospitality industry but can easily be adapted for your office and home.

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Imvelo - Chairman’s Award: Lorraine Jenks - founder Hotelstuff/Greenstuff

Imvelo Magazine

Imvelo Magazine, November 2011

Lorraine Jenks,  founder of Hotelstuff/Greenstuff, started her green journey in the 70s when living in California as a hippie and working with environmentalists in the early days of the Environmental Protection Act. Lorraine lived ‘green’, conserving water, saving energy, recycling and rejecting anything synthetic, and so discovered her passion for environmental concerns.

She returned to South Africa and joined Africa’s largest hotel group,  Southern Sun, as Purchasing Contracts Manager, with a mere 82 hotels under her wing. For the next 15 years, Lorraine struggled to instigate green procurement practices. In those days, ‘going green’ was just an interesting idea, not a life or death decision for the planet.

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Holistic Hospitality - Greenstuff at Hostex

Green Times

Green Times, 31 October 2011

Overseas, sustainable tourism is a booming industry, arising from the fact that today’s travellers are prepared to pay more for a greener travel experience. Similar trends are emerging in the African market and there is mounting pressure on the hospitality industry to go green - compelling Greenstuff, local green hospitality networking guru, to build an eco-friendly mock boutique hotel at this year’s Hostex exhibition.

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Hotelstuff Drives Eco-friendly Initiatives For Hotel Industry

Exebit

By James
Exebit, 3 October 2011

After a busy year, queen of ‘green’ Lorraine Jenks and the indomitable Hotelstuff/Greenstuff team have again successfully initiated a new industry event, this time in collaboration with Eskom, delivering a workshop on greening and energy efficiency for hoteliers in and around Durban who will be hosting the COP17 Climate Change Convention delegates later this year.

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Green Dreams

South African Tourism

By Julienne du Toit
South African Tourism, 14 August 2011

Here are my requirements for my dream hotel room: a horsehair mattress, bamboo linen, a glass or cellulose bathroom tumbler, a biodegradable laundry bag, non-bleached bathroom tissue and organic soy candles.

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Hosts of COP17 delegates attend workshop on energy efficiency and greening

Leading Architecture

By Gregg Cocking
Leading Architecture, 2011

After a busy year, Lorraine Jenks, queen of ‘green’ and founder of the online hospitality directories Hotelstuff/Greenstuff, has again successfully initiated a new industry event, this time in collaboration with Eskom, delivering a workshop on greening and energy efficiency for hoteliers in and around Durban who will be hosting the COP17 Climate Change Convention delegates later this year.

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Carbon Tax Drives Hospitality Industry To Greener Alternatives

Engineering News

By Henry Lazenby
Engineering News, 25 February 2011

Green hospitality networking website Greenstuff founder Lorraine Jenks reports that, with the release of the National Treasury’s carbon tax discussion document late last year, hospitality establishments are starting to give serious thought to how their operations may be affected.

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Greenstuff Takes Gold at Decorex

Decorex SA

By Stephanie Nieuwoudt
Decorex SA e-zine, 2010

Hotelstuff.co.za / Greenstuff.co.za took top honours at the Decorex Joburg 2010 exhibition. They won the “Best Overall Stand” over 700 other exhibitors with their 5-roomed house, furnished and equipped throughout with only eco-friendly products…

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