Is your organization particularly eco-conscious? Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. To become designated, hotels must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations:
Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
Indoor Air Quality
Although each property may have slightly different environmentally friendly elements, guests can be sure to look for things like ENERGY STAR® appliances, green cleaners, reuse towel and linen programs, and recycling throughout the rooms and lobby.