Nobility of Nature
Marriott's "Nobility of Nature" program works with Conservation International to protect the source of fresh water in Asia for more than 2 billion people. Located in Sichuan Province, an area hard hit by the 2008 earthquake and home of the giant panda, the program will help to improve water quality in the rural communities of Pingwu County.
"Worldwide, Marriott is investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects that help address some of the most pressing environmental problems, such as water and rainforest preservation. In China, the need for fresh water is expected to exceed its supply by 25 percent over the next 15 years. Helping to develop viable ways to preserve the water supply and conserve water in our hotels is one way we can help."
-- J.W. Marriott, Jr.
Chairman and CEO of Marriott International
Helping China's Sichuan Province