21 aspects of our green program
1. Alternative Energy – Properties that uses renewable energy which can include biogas, solar, water, wind and geothermal.
2. Compostable Disposables - Properties that use biodegradable disposables like napkins or corn-based plastics whenever possible. Also no Plastic zone property campus.
3. Composting - Turning solid organic materials into a soil-like product for gardens. This aids in holding moisture and decreases the necessity for watering.
4. Planting Trees – Planting trees regularly, green their campus and circulates fresh air around. Rooms that have windows that open or use a fresh air exchange system in the building.
5. Non-Smoking Rooms - Property are encouraged to have rooms guaranteed to be free of smoke pollution. A hotel may use a floor or the entire hotel as a smoke-free environment. It is more difficult to clean a room after smoking. This in turn leads to an impact on allergies and chemical sensitivities.
6. Allergies Conscious - Property tries to take care of people with chemical sensitivities and allergies. Housekeeping and laundry avoids harsh chemicals and cleaning styles and supplies.
7. Bulk Soap & Amenities - Soaps, shampoo and conditioner in bulk dispensers instead of individual bottles, reducing packaging, costs and landfill impact.
8. Cotton Towels-Sheets - Cotton items do not add VOCs to the air in guestrooms. Synthetic fabrics are not sustainable and use petrochemicals.
9. Durable Service Items - Cups, glasses, mugs, dishes, tableware and other items that are long-lasting and not disposables.
10. Sheet Program - Hotels do not need to wash your sheets every day of your stay. A hotel may let you decide when to wash them or wash them at certain intervals instead of daily. This does not mean they do not clean sheets between guests. It pertains to your own multi-night stay only.
11. Towel Program - Hotels do not need to wash your towels every day of your stay. A hotel may let you decide when to wash them or wash them at certain intervals instead of daily. This does not mean they do not clean towels between guests. It pertains to your own multi-night stay only.
12. Recycling Bins - Recycle containers in guestrooms rather than just trash cans. Recycle containers are also placed around the property where guests and staff can use them instead of just trash cans.
13. Recyclable Disposables - Properties that use recyclable disposable products instead of those like foam and certain plastics that fill landfills for a hundred years.
14. Eco-friendly Food - Offers food that is sensitive to it's natural environment, wildlife and plants. It may be organically grown and raised without pesticides or fertilizers. Or is local and fresh. It is healthier and tastes better. It also reduces transportation impact costs.
15. Energy Conservation - Property reduces energy consumption by any means possible. This may be selecting energy efficient appliances, compact fluorescent or LED lighting, turning things off when not in use and using more insulation and weather stripping.
16. Gray-Water Recycling - Gray water is water from the kitchen and bathroom sinks and showers, laundry sinks and tubs, and washing machines where only safe biodegradable soaps are used. This water can be used to water plants and landscaping instead of being waster in a sewer. Plants thrive on this water even more so than fresh water. The water is filtered and cleaned by the soil on its way to the ground and underground water systems.
17. Water Conservation - Properties that reduce water usage. This can include low-flow toilets and shower heads, washing sheets and towels less often; native landscaping that doesn't require additional watering, or implementing gray water systems.
18. Educate Guests - Teaching people by their website or onsite about the green actions they are taking, why they are important and how others can make an impact as well.
19. Educate Staff - Teaching staff about the green actions they are taking, why they are important and how to encourage others to make an impact as well.
20. Participate in Green Programs - Properties that participate in certification programs or are members of green programs. It is possible that they just become a member and do nothing. Participating in green programs itself is a sign of positive green action and some day will be enforced and inspected.21. Promote Green Aspects - Properties that mention their green efforts in advertising. There are many places that take green actions yet do not mention it at all. Promoting what we do promotes awareness.
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