The natural environment is the most precious resource we have, sustaining and constantly regenerating all life on the planet. This is obvious to all people, but unfortunately, not all of them try to participate in the process of preserving. That is why environmental problems have been getting steadily worse. And that is why the importance of such associations as Green Ontario increases twice.
Green Ontario is a non-profit commonwealth of environmental and al other associations who recognizes their aim as uniting efforts of all people in order to protect Mother Nature. Green Ontario lists the major provincial organizations and national organizations that are active in Ontario. These are the groups that are working to keep our environment clean and healthy.
We think it is time leaders began taking the environment seriously. However, the Green Ontario does believe environmental mismanagement is behind many of the social and economic problems facing Ontarians. That is why we are committed to protecting our natural environment and building 'A Better Way to Live'. Well Green Ontario includes more than a hundred of profit and charitable organizations as well as single donators and common volunteers. And among all them an important role is played by Green hotel association.
Nobody argues the fact that to solve the problem it requires efforts of all people in many spheres of life, especially for tourism. That is why the appearance of Green hotel under the management of Green Ontario organization was rather natural - the hospitality services must not provide comfortable lodgings but take care of both Nature's and clients` health.
Under the Green Ontario worked out tips to save purity of the destination ( and money , too) green hotel offered towel rack hangers and sheet changing cards which ask guests to consider using their linens more than once. These gentle reminders, now found in thousands of hotel guest bathrooms, can save 5% on utilities alone. At least 70% of guests can be expected to participate in Green Ontario program. Using guestroom towel-rack hangers and sheet-changing cards which encourage guests to consider using towels more than once and not have sheets changed every day.
Green Ontario shares its valuable experience of 'greening' the area and gives the following tips for everyone. For example, when you leave your hotel room, turn off the AC/heat, lights, TV and radio. Green Ontario calls all of us to participate in hotel recycling programs by placing recyclables in appropriate bins. Let hotel management know, by speaking directly to management or writing them a note, that you want them to conserve and that you want to participate.
Hotels are finding that guests like to know hotels are doing their part to conserve and cut down the efforts have afforded the property a 5 percent drop in utility costs.
One of the Green Ontario hotel ideal for corporate travelers and families visiting Ottawa, Embassy West Hotel stands in the Canadian city's west end. The Green Hotel is near a major shopping mall and less than one mile from Dows Lake on the scenic Rideau Canal, the 202-kilometer chain of lakes and rivers that attract pleasure boats from throughout North America.
Green Ontario advices for those exploring the country area by their own to take only the brochures or maps necessary as well as offering to use the public transport, which connects practically all destinations green hotel.