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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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2008 AH&LA Green Assessment Survey Results
Abstract: Survey results from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) survey on green hospitality practices.
Bay Area Green Business Program
Abstract: Becoming a Green Hotel
Best Practice Ecotourism
Abstract: This energy and waste minimization guide was developed to assist Ecotourism and nature-based tourism operators move further down the track to achieving best practice.
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Abstract: Waste Reduction in Hotels and Motels
Canada's Environmental Choice Program
Abstract: Includes a copy of the specifications for earning Environment Canada's EcoLogo for industrial and commercial cleaners.
Don't Throw Away That Food [PDF]
Abstract: Overview of EPA's Waste Reduction Record Setters Project, focusing on commercial and institutional food discard generators, which fosters development of exceptional waste reduction programs by documenting successful ones.
Environmentally Benefical Landscaping [PDF]
Abstract: a sustainable land management technique that is cost effective, environmentally-sound and reduces adverse impacts to the natural environment.
EPA Hospitality Site
Abstract: The hospitality industry spends $5 billion dollars every year on energy. Explore and use the tools and resources on this site to help your company improve its energy performance.
EPA's One-Stop Information Source for Green Meetings
Abstract: Green meetings help meet your meetings planning needs while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Pollution Prevention Assistance Division - Hospitality Program
Abstract: P2AD provides the Hospitality industry in Georgia with waste management and source reduction assistance. This industry sector includes hotels, restaurants and other food service providers, theme parks/amusement sites, state parks, and convention centers.
Green Business Standards Checklist
Abstract: Green Business Standards Checklist For Hotels and Motels
Green Seal - Lodging Standards
Abstract: Recommended Environmental Standards for Lodging Properties
Hotel/Motel Waste Reduction - Guest Rooms/Housekeeping [PDF]
Abstract: Waste reduction fact sheet part of a series intended to assist the lodging industry in their efforts to reducing waste. The focus here is on guest room and housekeeping waste reduction practices, energy and water conservation and staff education.
Hotel/Motel Waste Reduction - Planning for an Eco-logical property [PDF]
Abstract: This waste reduction fact sheet is one of a series that assist the lodging industry in reducing waste and realize cost savings and an improved public image. The focus here is on the key elements of a successful environmental program. The Washington Duke I
IPM-Based Landscape Design
Abstract: A series of information pages with photos, illustrations, and text that detail specific design and construction practices that can be utilized to help minimize the reliance on pesticides for long-term landscape maintenance.
Less Garbage Overnight: A Waste Prevention Guide for the Lodging Industry [PDF]
Abstract: A guide for hotels and motels to use to identify strategies that can be implemented to prevent waste generation, reduce the burden on the natural environment, and save money. Purchasing, housekeeping, operations, and property improvements are included, as
Marine Tourism Best Management Practices [PDF]
Abstract: Environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) are those practices selected by a systematic process and judged as good, exemplary or successfully demonstrated to reduce negative impacts on the environment.
NYC Wastele$$ Tips
Abstract: Review the waste prevention tutorial, waste prevention tips, and identify opportunities to reduce the quantity and toxicity of waste generated by your Agency.
P2Pays' new industry Sector hub on Food Service
Abstract: A guide to P2 information on Food Service, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources. This site contains information on activities that occur at commercial/institutional food service establishments.
Pennsylvania - Department of Environmental Protection
Abstract: Pennsylvania - Department of Environmental Protection - Green Hotels & Motels - Greening Hotel Lobbies
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [PDF]
Abstract: Fact Sheet - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - The Tourism and Hospitality Industry Goes Green
Pennsylvania Green Hotels & Motels
Abstract: Pennsylvania Green Hotels & Motels - Tourism and the Environment - the following site will cover all subjects; a number of the subjects will also appear in the appropriate categories under Operations.
Pennsylvania Green Hotels & Motels - Tourism and the Environment
Abstract: Greening the Guestroom
School of Hotel Administration - Cornell University
Abstract: Cornell Hotel School focuses on hospitality service-oriented management
The Green Plan for the Food Service Industry
Abstract: This website and program were created to help food service providers reduce waste generation and decrease amounts of oil and grease discharged into drains. The site has links to fact sheets on managing oil and grease and food.
The Tourism and Hospitality Industry Goes Green [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet about pollution prevention for hotels is a good source of waste reduction ideas, not just for the guest room, but also for the front desk, banquet areas,and Maintenance.
Transportation Project Addresses Impacts of Tourism
Abstract: Santa Barbara Car Free, also known as the Take a Vacation from Your Car Project, is a cooperative project led by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District. A group of agencies, organizations and businesses has been meeting since 1998 to disc
Waste Reduction and Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: This report covers the results of a waste audit and answers the following questions: (1) What waste materials are being generated in each department of the hotel?, (3) How are waste materials being handled currently from the point of generation to disposa
Waste Reduction in Hotels and Motels - A Guide for Hotel and Motel [PDF]
Abstract: This guidebook was developed to assist hotel, motel and restaurant managers in organizing their waste reduction initiatives
Waste Reduction Opportunity Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure covers observations and waste stream opportunities in all major departments of the facility. In addition, (1) opportunities are summarized by commodity, (2) potential utility saving are discussed, and (3) Public Relations and Education ideas
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Hub Last Updated: 4/4/2013