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