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News & Press from Network Members

Massachusetts Bans Commercial Food Waste - Effective October 1st 2014, commercial facilities generating one or more tons of organic waste per week are banned from disposing of food waste in the landfill and must divert this waste via composting, conversion, recycling, or reuse.

How to Brew Better Beer - This article (originally published in GreenBiz), provides numerous examples of innovations used by American breweries to save water, energy, and waste.

Hawaii Honors Hospitality Businesses for their Clean Energy Efforts - The state of Hawaii honored 13 businesses for their outstanding and innovative clean energy efforts at the 2014 Hawaii Green Business Awards.

Join The Hotels Participating in EPA's WaterSense H2Otel Challenge -  There are 900 (and counting) lodging facilities currently taking part in EPA's WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to save water, save energy, increase efficiency, and reduce operating and maintenance costs.


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EPA’s WaterSense Program is holding a “Recruiting Rally” to get partners and industry stakeholders to recruit lodging facilities for the H2Otel Challenge.  The Partner that gets the most hotels to sign up between February 1 and June 1 will be provided with free technical assistance.  The participating hotels will be rewarded with a free water efficiency workshop and one lucky hotel will receive a free onsite water assessment. 

Blog Posts

Sustainability ideas and examples for hotels

Green meetings

As more and more corporations are including a commitment to the environment as part of their mission statement, the demand for conference facilities that also reflect this commitment is growing. In many…


Posted by Dora Taylor on November 17, 2014 at 2:30pm


TripAdvisor GreenLeader program - active or greenwashing?

Have any of you been to a facility that proudly displays a GreenLeaders GreenPartner sign from TripAdvisor? …Continue

Started by Rick Yoder in Member Discussions Jan 6.

How Can Lodging Facilities Support Green Sports?

Greening professional and collegiate sports involves understanding how sporting events can be performed in an…Continue

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Started by Sustainable Lodging Admin in Background Information Oct 7, 2014.

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Click on one of the Sustainable Hospitality Certification Programs listed below to find lodging in that state:


Arkansas Green Hotel Initiative - Travel Green

Arizona Hotel and Lodging Assoc. (AzHLA) Certified Green Hotel Program

California Green Lodging Program

Connecticut Green Lodging Certification Program

Delaware Green Lodging Program

Florida Green Lodging Program

Georgia - Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

Hawaii Green Business Program

Illinois StayGreen Hotel Program

Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership in Green Hospitality

Maine Environmental Leader Certification Program - Green Certified Lodging Facilities

Maryland Green Travel

Massachusetts - MAGreen Program

Massachusetts - Boston Green Tourism Member Hotels & Restaurants

Michigan Green Lodging Program

Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) Certified Green Hotels Program

Montana Green Lodging Program

Nebraska Greener Byways Certification Program

New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program (NHSLRP)

New Jersey Garden State Green Hotel Project

New York State Green Hotel Certification Pilot Program

New York - Erie County's Green & Mean (It) Campaign

North Carolina's GreenTravel Initiative

Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Green Inspection Program

Pennsylvania Green Hotels & Motels

Puerto Rico Tourism Company - Green Hotels

Rhode Island Hospitality Green Certification Program

South Carolina Green Hospitality Certification Program

Tennessee Hospitality Association - Green Hospitality Program

Vermont Green Hotels & Environmental Partners

Virginia - Virginia Green Program

Washington Lodging Association's Green Program (Pilot)

Wisconsin - Travel Green Wisconsin Program


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