Green Destination

Establishments displaying the Green Destination logo are committed to the environment, encouraging their guests to participate in green practices.

Our Green Guidelines

Environmental Policies

Encourage guests to participate in your environmental practices.

Chemical Cleaners

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.

Chemical Pesticides

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 in use.

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.