Establishments displaying the Green Destination logo are committed to the environment, encouraging their guests to participate in green practices.
Our Green Guidelines
Encourage guests to participate in your environmental practices.
The market for more environmentally friendly cleaners has been expanding in recent
years. More natural and biodegradable alternatives using "old fashioned" substances
such as vinegar, natural enzymes, and citrus extracts are gaining popularity. Use
sprays that are labeled Green and are, environmental friendly.
Avoid the use of chemical pesticides whenever possible. Eliminate clutter where
pests might hide, seal cracks around doors and windows where pests may enter,
and clean garbage and recycle bins on a regular basis which help reduce the need.
Guest Check-in / Reservations
Computerized check-in / reservation system available when possible, to reduce
paper waste. In the case of a manual check-in / reservation system, use of a book,
binder is encouraged.
Handling & Disposal of Hazardous & Bio-Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste is waste material in a form and/or quantity which possesses at least
one of four characteristics: ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic. It has been classified
and regulated by an applicable government agency and is subject to special labeling,
handling, recycling, and disposal requirements. In your property environment, hazardous
waste may include products such as motor oil, pool chemicals, stain removers, bleach,
asbestos, light bulbs, varnishes, etc. Batteries should be disposed of separately.
High Energy Efficient Lighting
High energy-efficiency fluorescent lamps and tubes require less than one-third the
electricity used by incandescent lamps to achieve the same illumination levels.
They can also last 10 to 13 times longer, which can lower energy costs by up to
50 percent per bulb, per year. Compact fluorescent lamps come in all sizes, from
5 to 30 watts and can replace 25 to 150 watt incandescent lamps in many
applications (e.g. wall and ceiling mounted fixtures, exit and directional signs,
floodlights, display lighting, task lighting.
By keeping bulbs, fixtures, and equipment relatively clean and dust-free, fewer
fixtures are needed to provide the same quality of light.
Recycling / Compost Bins
Provide recycling bins (blue bins) and compost bins (when applicable).
In today’s world, recycling and composting has become prevalent and many guests are
hesitant to dispose of their recyclables and compost in a regular garbage bin.
Use of recycled paper throughout the property is encouraged.
Purchasing Energy Efficient Equipment
Equipment and appliances being manufactured today are generally more energyefficient
than those manufactured years ago. Replace older equipment and
appliances with Energy Star rated equipment and appliances.
Shut off Lights, Radios & Televisions in Public Areas
Lights, clocks, and televisions all consume energy. Use a power bar with an on / off
switch to turn off the connected appliances, entertainment and office devices when not
Tap Water Consumption
Of the various technologies that reduce the amount of water flowing out of a faucet, the
most popular is the tap aerator. This simple device can be compared to a small screen
that fits into the end of a tap and mixes air into the flow of water, reducing consumption.
Installation of toilet tank diverters or dual flush toilets encouraged.