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Democrats Will Be Using Sustainable Key Cards Next Week

August 19, 2008 at 11:58 AM | by | Comment (1)

When Democrats begin checking into Denver-area hotels next week for the Democratic National Convention, they will find themselves holding some very unusual room keys---wooden key cards.

That's right. Over 70 hotels will be using Sustainable Cards next week. In total, there will be over 70,000 of these eco-friendly key cards in use.

The cards are made from sustainably harvested birch wood and are emblazoned with the DNC Logo, actually making them a collector's item. Oh yeah, and they are really good for the earth too:

By switching plastic cards to biodegradable wood, hotels and resorts can reduce plastic waste by 1,300 tons annually – the amount of plastic waste that traditional hotel key cards generate in the U.S. alone. The weight and density of this waste is equal to the volume of seven 777 airplanes.

Sustainable Cards are the first wooden electronic key cards to be used in the U.S. and it's estimated that 35,000 hotel guests will use these cards for the first time in the U.S. next week. Now, we just need to get used to saying wooden electronic key cards.

Full list of hotels offering Sustainable Cards is after the jump.

Sheraton Denver Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Brown Palace Hotel
Marriott Denver City Center
Comfort Inn Downtown
Crowne Plaza DIA
Grand Hyatt Denver
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
Hyatt Regency Tech Center
Marriott Denver Tech Center
Marriott South at Park Meadows
Omni Interlocken Resort
Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast
Westin Tabor Center
Westin Westminster
Cherry Creek Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
Crowne Plaza Denver
Denver Marriott West
Doubletree Denver North
DoubleTree Denver Tech Center
Embassy Suites Denver Southeast
Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center
Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast
Hilton Garden Inn DIA
Holiday Inn Select
Inverness Hotel
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek
Magnolia Hotel, Denver
Millennium Harvest House
Radisson Stapleton Plaza
Red Lion Denver Central
Residence Inn Denver City Center
Ritz-Carlton
Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
Sheraton Denver West
The Curtis
Warwick Hotel
Best Western Boulder Inn
Burnsley All Suite Hotel
Candlewood Suites
Comfort Inn Central North
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
Courtyard by Marriott Stapleton
Courtyard by Marriott West
Courtyard Downtown Denver
Embassy Suites Denver/Aurora
Embassy Suites Hotel DIA
Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek
Fairfield Inn by Marriott DIA
GuestHouse Stapleton
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Cherry Creek
Hilton Garden Inn DTC
Homewood Suites Boulder
Homewood Suites by Hilton DIA
Hotel Gold Crown & Suites
Hotel Monaco
Hotel VQ at Mile High
Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
Loews Hotel Denver
Marriott DIA
Ramada Downtown
Residence Inn Denver South/Park Meadows
The Timbers Hotel
TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Denver South/Park Meadows
Doubletree Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hotel Teatro
Staybridge Suites Glendale
Table Mountain Inn
The Oxford Hotel

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Re: Democrats Will Be Using Sustainable Key Cards

Can they pay for drinks with wooden nickels?

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