Choosing any of Green Hotels you can help protect the beautiful business and pleasure destinations all people love to visit, protect Mother Earth. You can help protect our environment for future generations. That is why the appearance of Green hotels Association was rather natural - the hospitality services must not provide comfortable lodgings but take care of both Nature's and clients` health. Green hotels are those that consider environmental aspects in all areas of operations, including building management, guest services, and dining. Green hotels established a kind of commonwealth and created a kind of program to direct their work.
The main objectives and purposes of Green Hotels Association can be expressed in only a sentence - is to bring together hotels interested in
environmental issues. Green Hotels are properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste (while saving money) to help protect Mother Earth. Green Hotels Association strives to encourage, promote and support the "greening" of the lodging industry.
As general managers, chief engineers and executive housekeepers do not have the time to search out all the water saving, energy-saving and solid waste-reducing ideas that apply to the hospitality industry. That is why Green Hotels Association committed itself to the decision of those issues.
The Green Hotels offer three ways of lodging improvement:
1) Energy management consisting of building efficiency and conservation measures for energy savings.
2) Waste management avoiding hazardous waste. It is done by promoting the '3 R's' program - reduction, re-use, and recycling
3) Providing organic, bioregional, and vegetarian options used for food preparation
In plain words, Green Hotels Association researches energy and water-saving products, and chose the best of the choices for hotels and their clients.
Each Green Hotels Association member receives comprehensive guidelines and ideas packed with great ideas options and techniques revealing how to reduce bills as well as the hotel's impact on the destination. It contains such water-saving devices as a toilet-tank fill diverter, which saves about 3/4 gallon of water per flush, is invisible to the guest, does not affect the flush in any way and is practically free!
One more innovation of Green hotels is the green lodgings cards involving guests into environmental program, by offering them change linens not every day, as well as reminding to switch off lights when it is of no need. Some hotel companies choose to make the Green Hotels card mandatory.
Green Hotels Association have looked for hotel certification programs, published policies and programs within the hotel business associations and major chains that demonstrate a commitment to incorporating environmental values into their operations.
Choosing any of Green Hotels you can help protect the beautiful business and pleasure destinations all people love to visit, protect Mother Earth.
You can help protect our environment for future generations.