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Sustainable Lodging

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Pollution Prevention and Innovation Team
U.S. EPA Region 4

EPA Sponsored Resources

Green Lodging/Tourism Programs in the Southeast

Lodging and Tourism Eco-Label/Certification Programs

Educational Resources

EPA Sponsored Resources

EnergyStar for Hospitality

EnergyStar Webinars

Sustainable Materials Management for the Lodging Industry

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of Your Lodging’s Sustainability Program (PDF) (5 pp, 243KB, About PDF)

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Green Lodging / Tourism Programs in the Southeast

Florida: Green Lodging Program

Georgia: Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia

Kentucky: Green Lodging Program for Bed and Breakfasts

North Carolina: Destination Green

South Carolina: Green Hospitality Program

Tennessee: Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality

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Lodging and Tourism Eco-Label /Certification Programs

Blue Flag: A voluntary eco-label award for beaches and marinas run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Green Seal: Offers third-party certification program for lodging properties that meet the Green Seal Lodging Standard.

GreenLeaf Eco-Rating Program: Tiered lodging certification program offered by Terra Choice Environmental Marketing and Audubon International.

Green Globes: Third party certification for travel and tourism and their associated supply chains.

Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria: Voluntary principles known as Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, which provides a framework for the sustainability of tourism businesses across the globe.

Sustainable Travel International's Sustainable Tourism Eco-Certification Program (STEP):
Global sustainable tourism certification program.

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Educational Resources

American Hotel and Lodging Association Green Resources: Provides technical assistance, education, and informational resources.

Clean the World: Nonprofit that partners with hotels to distribute recycled soap products and appropriate educational materials to impoverished countries and domestic homeless shelters.

Green Lodging Best Management Practices

Pollution Prevention Resources Exchange Hospitality Topic Hub™: a quick guide to essential P2 information and a compilation of pertinent on-line resources.

Green Lodging Wiki: Resource to help identify and improve best practice information about green lodging.

National Sustainable Lodging Network: An online community of sustainable hospitality practitioners and an information clearinghouse started by the Pollution Prevention Resources Exchange.

Rock and Wrap it Up!™ Hotel Wrap!™: Nonprofit organization that partners with hotels to repurpose unused hotel amenities, furniture, and fixtures.

The Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) Green Hotel Initiative: A program designed to increase and demonstrate market demand for environmentally responsible hotel services.

U.S. EPA's Energy Star for Hospitality: Offers lodging providers with energy efficient solutions and free tools to help save money and protect the environment.

U.S. EPA Region 2 Pollution Prevention resources for the Hospitality Industry

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