Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
Hotel guests of today are far more likely to be concerned about environmental issues such as recycling bottles, cans and paper at home as well as making greener lifestyle choices, such as organic food or fuel-efficient vehicles. As such, traveller’s today are concerned if their hotel is committed to environmental sustainability because travelling for leisure or business doesn’t mean we have to leave our green habits at home.
A “GREEN” hotel is an environmentally friendly property that take the initiative to implement very important practices and programs to reduce energy, water and waste. Hotels use an enormous amount of energy, collect an enormous amount of waste, and use a tremendous amount of water, it’s important that hotels embrace going GREEN and reduce the impact on our planet.
Ideas for going GREEN
Install thermostats & heating/air conditioning controllers in each room
Use non-toxic, earth friendly cleaning agents
Start a linen, towels and sheets, reuse program in all guest rooms
Implement fluorescent lighting. Use sensors /timers in frequently used areas
Switch to low flow toilets
Use low flow shower heads in guest rooms
Provide guests with bicycles, walking maps, information on public transportation
Apply window tint/film to reduce heating and air-conditioning demands in rooms
Educate staff & guests about going GREEN with brochures or signs for guests to follow
Use bulk soaps and toiletries (refillable dispensers)
Recycling baskets in all guest rooms, recycling bins in all public areas & back of house
Purchase Local Products
Reduce food waste disposal
Implementing programs that involve management, employees, guests and the public to teach and encourage them to protect the environment and keep energy consumption to a minimum, hotels should create a ‘green team’ with the goal of continual improvement and scheduled re-evaluation and reporting.
The Old Mill Toronto has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies & practices. We participate with the Green Key Eco-Rating program which is a rating system designed to recognize hotels for improving their environmental performance.