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News & Press from Network Members

EPA Launches Online Green Sports Resource Directory - The EPA unveiled a new online directory to help teams, venues, and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution through increased energy efficiency.

AH&LA Honors Hotels with Stars of the Industry Awards - This year the AH&LA recognized three facilities for their eco-friendly practices as part of the "Good Earthkeeping awards".

State of Wisconsin "Green Tier Program" Endorses e-Par USA Environmental Program for Golf - Wisconsin's Green Tier program accepts the e-Par EMS as functionally equivalent to the ISO 14001 standard for golf facilities, as part of their recognition program.


Green Casino: How One Tribe Cut Its Energy Costs by 18% - Myla Kelly, Peaks to Prairies P2Rx Center for EPA Region 8, interviews Josh Simmons, environmental director with the Chumash Tribe about the steps taken to green its casino and properties.


New Project Touts Green Practices & Cost Savings for New Jersey Hotels - NJ DEP launches its Garden State Green Hotel Project to assist New Jersey hotel owners and operators increase energy efficiency and cost savings through the utilization of green practices.

Verdanza Hotel Becomes First Hotel in Puerto Rico to Install EV Charging Station
- Kudos to the Verdanza Hotel for installing a charging station for electric vehicles as part of their commitment to promoting sustainable practices.


Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH Join EPA WasteWise Program - Congratulations to the Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center for becoming the first active WasteWise hospitality partner in New Hampshire. 


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Featured Content

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) is hosting two webinars this month.  The webinars will present case studies of sustainable hospitality initiatives at the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino and Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

For details, visit Calendar of Events.

Blog Posts

NC GreenTravel Initiative Reaches Three Digit Milestone

RALEIGH – A state environmental program recently recognized North Carolina’s 100th tourism business for its use of sustainable practices that save energy and protect the environment.     


The NC GreenTravel…


Posted by Tom Rhodes on July 9, 2014 at 11:12am

Trends in Sustainable Sourcing for Restaurants

Restaurant food accounts for roughly a third of Americans’ calories (up from a quarter in the 1970s) and roughly a half of their food budgets (up from a third in the 1970s), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Bureau of Labor…


Posted by Nancy Himmelfarb on January 28, 2013 at 6:18pm


Tell Us About Your LEED Experience 1 Reply

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Program is set to launch its newest version, LEED…Continue

Started by Sustainable Lodging Admin in Member Discussions. Last reply by Claudia Jurowski Nov 13, 2013.

TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders Program - Share your Experience 1 Reply

A couple of months ago we highlighted TripAdvisor's "GreenLeaders"…Continue

Tags: Advisor, Trip, TripAdvisor

Started by Sustainable Lodging Admin in Member Discussions. Last reply by Sustainable Lodging Admin Sep 30, 2013.


Find Certified Lodging Facilities

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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