1-800-RECYCLING.com recently announced the winner of a four-night stay at the Hotel Gavarni in Paris. Kimberly Bischoff of Ohio was named the recipient and all she had to do was sign up for 1-800-RECYCLING’s free monthly electronic newsletter. Located steps away from the world famous Trocadero and Eiffel Tower, the award-winning Hotel Gavarni is an eco-friendly facility and the first independent hotel in Paris to be certified green by the European Ecolabel. 1-800-RECYCLING’s monthly electronic newsletter, which is regularly packed with useful green tips, news and information, also provides details that make it easier for readers to recycle. Bischoff subscribed to the newsletter and was entered into the competition automatically. She was then selected randomly from all eligible entries. When notified of her winning entry, she was audibly moved and surprised. “I feel overwhelmed and very excited,” she said. “I love it! I’ve been wanting to plan a trip like this for myself and my dear husband!” “We chose to partner with the beautiful Hotel Gavarni in Paris for this unique opportunity for a number of reasons,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1-800-RECYCLING.com. “Mostly, we wanted to offer an exciting sweepstakes that one of our newsletter readers — in this case, Kimberly Bischoff — could win and enjoy, and perhaps learn from. What better way to encourage green living than to offer a stay in Paris in an amazing and environmentally responsible hotel?” Shegerian added that Hotel Gavarni is involved with a Paris-based ecotourism project of sustainable development and environment protection and is 100% carbon balanced, 100% renewable energy, 100% eco-friendly detergents, organic and fair trade breakfasts and myriad other green initiatives. The Hotel Gavarni is the first independent hotel in Paris to be awarded the official European Ecolabel. To hear a recent interview with Hotel Gavarni’s Xavier Moraga on the green radio show “Green is Good,” click here.