Source / photo: Hotel Villa Dubrovnik The Croatian boutique hotel Villi Dubrovnik, which is owned by the Doğuş Group, has been awarded the Green Globe Environmental Certificate for improving environmental practices. It is an internationally recognized certificate that today has over 500 members in more than 100 countries around the world, and is awarded to companies that use technological innovations to effectively manage energy consumption and ensure the least possible impact on the environment. The Green Globe includes a structured assessment of business sustainability performance, includes 44 main criteria supported by more than 380 compliance indicators, and the entire standard is reviewed and updated twice a calendar year. “Efficient energy management is in line with the business vision of Villa Dubrovnik and we are continuously focused on the application of best practices and respect for the principles of energy efficiency. The Green Globe certificate is another confirmation that we operate according to environmentally sustainable principles, and we will continue on the same path in the future. We are truly proud because the motive is to continue to provide our guests with the highest level of quality accommodation and services”, Said Mirna Stražičić Lončar, director of the Villa Dubrovnik hotel. Guided by internal environmental policies, Villa Dubrovnik has introduced a number of practices to conserve energy and reduce negative environmental impact, such as continuous evaluation and reduced use of water, electricity, paper and other resources, as well as encouraging the use of recycled materials and primary use of chemical products. which do not harm the environment. In addition, Villa Dubrovnik is focused on promoting and developing a culture of environmental awareness of its guests, but also the local community in which it operates, through guidelines for desirable behavior towards the environment, but also through workshops and education for guests and the local community. Today, the Green Globe certification system includes hoteliers, airlines, car rental companies, tour operators, travel agencies and offices, and the Green Globe logo is recognized throughout the world as an international symbol for environmental protection and recognition, recognized by tourism industry and the general public. .
Stanley W. Shaw, 81 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Majestic Care Nursing Home in North Vernon. Stanley was born on June 12, 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky, the son of Morris and Evelyn (Barrick) Shaw. He graduated from Glasgow High School in Kentucky in 1957 and then served in the US Army until 1962. After his time in the military he went to Kentucky Wesleyan College and later Emory University in Atlanta where he obtained a degree in Religion and Philosophy in 1966. On July 13, 1968 he married Marillyn R. Willeford and she survives.Other survivors include his sister – Brenda (Lonnie) Jaggers of Glasgow, KY; his sister-in-law – Donna Shaw; two nieces – Sherry Bishop and Dena Hall and his nephew – Mike Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Timothy Shaw and two brothers Billie Ray Shaw and Clifton Shaw.Stanley was the pastor of the Letts United Methodist Church for 19 years.Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home from 10am until the start of the funeral service at 11am with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Decatur County Special Olympics. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.