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Eco-Green Hotel-A step towards a greener world

By: M. Scott Parisi | Jan 10 2010 | 627 words | 1048 hits

In an attempt to protect and save the environment and combating environmental hazards, we are ought to take our every step with extreme cautiousness. We should not forget that in our daily walk of life, our every action must be environmentally responsible. Moreover, even while on a holiday or tour, people should stay in the kind of motels, inns or hotels which use energy in an environmentally compatible manner. And such hotels are called 'Green Hotels'. Turning into eco-green hotels helps keeping staff long-term because management intelligibly cares for their well-being and health.

The green hotels are authorized to utilize the non-exhaustible energy resources in all possible ways. On top of that they efficiently use the exhaustible resources by reusing or recycling the byproducts. Now a day, hotels are realizing and bringing appreciable changes towards getting green and contributing to lesser pollution and waste. Being green means guests, staff and management are healthier.

What are hotels doing to turn into green?

>Hotels are using water-saving devices that will conserve estimated thousands more gallons of water per room every year. Moreover, they are using dispensers for lotions and shampoos instead of the bottles.

>They are using compact fluorescent light bulbs to save energy.

>They are utilizing recycled paper, soy-based inks for stationery.

>They are also motivating guests to go green by offering discounted parking rewards for those who drive hybrids.

>They are doing their best to conserve lighting and air-conditioning energy while guest rooms aren't occupied by using a motion -detection system.

>They are replacing the mineral water bottles with local tap water in pitchers according to the relevant season.

> They are running incentive programs to encourage the staff participation in improving environmental -friendly practices.

> They are donating the leftover amenities, furniture and appliances to charitable trust.

> They are offering discounts to sustainable environmental organizations who would like to hold meetings at the hotels.

Why to become Green?

>By turning into green we will help our property to have value for long term.

>Going green helps in catering visitor's attention so that they should visit over again.

>By going green you are contributing to lesser pollution and waste.

>By going green helps keeping staff long-term because management intelligibly cares for their well being and health.

>By going green you judiciously utilize both the renewable energy and the non renewable resources.

How can green-hotels be more successful?

While the hospitality sector is attempting towards the better environment, their endeavor would be a great success if the visitors co-operate by minimizing wastes. Obviously, these hotels are constantly engaged in various hospitality activities through the utilization of energy resources. If we are willing to stay in a green hotel, we can contribute a little to protect and save environment at individual level.

Benefits of turning into Green:

>Visitors like eco-green hotels because of its cost efficiency.

>Visitors like the entertainment and recreation in a natural place as that is more refreshing to do everything in green lodging

>It is beneficial in maintaining the ecological balance and greenery on earth.

>Since so many energy saving effective measures are adopted such as sensors for rest rooms and meeting areas, fluorescent bulbs and so on, it leads to the reduction in electricity bills which is very advantageous.

> Reduction in the water bills by the introduction and application of equipment which saves water such as low-flow showerheads and so on.

>Becoming green implies that the staff, guests and management are healthier.

Eventually, becoming green is a judicious and the most positive step in turning the whole world into a greener world, which will in turn save the atmosphere layer and the planet earth from the rapid global warming. However, there should be a joint effort from both the sides, the hospitality sector and also the guests. They should walk hand in hand to help promote the Eco-green hotels in conserving the environment and save greenery.

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About author:
Parisi is a veteran hospitality professional with over fifteen years experience with major hotel chains, such as Intercontinental, Starwood, Hilton and Choice Hotels. Most recently, Parisi served as Vice President of Operations at New Generation Hospitality, helping to not only grow the company, but was part of the original formation in 2006.
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