TRAVELCOOL: GREEN HOTEL AND LODGING INITIATIVES

There are a variety of efforts aimed at "greening" travel. We are currently compiling information about how to find hotel, lodging and other resources. Please keep checking back for more information.

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State Specific Resources

California Hotels and "Green" Resources
California Green Lodging Program is serving as a role model in a variety of areas, including "greening" its' travel, conference planning and lodging choices.

Florida Green Lodging Program was officially launched in March 2004 with the certification of four hotels:

Vermont Hotels
Vermont's Green Hotels and Environmental Partners are using sound environmental management practices to reduce their impacts on the environment, improve their bottom line and satisfy customer demand for environmentally conscious lodging establishments.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel - Boston, MA
Installed a $190,000 laundry-water recycling plant. Today 10 hotels use the plant, including seven Red Lion hotels, and have cut their water use in half.

Cheeca Lodge - Florida Keys
The lodge boasts an ecology camp for children, an “environmentally correct” dining-room menu, and an on-site wastewater treatment plant that irrigates the golf course and grounds. They also banned jet skis because they disturb the fish along its shallow coastline and turns its beach lights low at night so that nesting turtles can come ashore.

International Resources (including Canada)

Benchmark Hotel - a benchmarking tool to help hotels improve environmental performance and make cost savings.

Best Green Hotels - find hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels, lodges, and more - worldwide that are committed to the environment and greening of the hospitality industry.

Eco Club - small, family-owned, eco-friendly hotels at the best rates.

International Hotels Environmental Initiative

Green Hotels Association - a listing of hotels in the USA and worldwide that are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste--while saving money.

Green Leaf Eco-Rating for Lodging Program (Canada)

Greenstop.net - destination guide for eco friendly hotels and holiday companies.

Green Meeting Planning

Blue Green Meetings

EcoSpeakers: Greening Your Conferences, Meetings & Other Events

Energy Star for Hospitality (USEPA)

Green Meeting Industry Council - improves meeting management practices by promoting environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts.

Meeting Planners Questionnaire
Meeting Professionals International

Resources for Hotels

Benchmark Hotel - a benchmarking tool to help hotels improve environmental performance and make cost savings.

Related Articles
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