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The following resources are provided to assist lodging facilities seeking Florida Green Lodging designation. In addition, these resources facilitate and encourage continuous environmental improvement for designated Green Lodging properties.

Florida Green Lodging Program Technical Lodging/Tourism Industry General

Florida Green Lodging Program
Designation Application
This application is a comprehensive evaluation tool that details the program’s requirements and provides links to Best Management Practices and Technical Assistance to help achieve Florida Green Lodging designation.

Green Meeting Guide [PDF - 126KB]
A meeting planner's guide to going green. Includes tips and Best Management Practices.

Best Management Practices [PDF - 160KB]
A complete listing of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the six areas of sustainability. The BMPs are also online at www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging/bmp.htm.

Glossary of Terms [PDF - 92KB]
A glossary of terms related to the Florida Green Lodging Program, including some common and uncommonly known words such as Albedo, Carbon Neutral and Photovoltaic.

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Technical
International Organization for Standardization ISO 9000 - 14000
Among ISO's most widely known and successful standards ever, ISO 9000 has become an international reference for quality requirements in business to business dealings, and ISO 14000 looks set to achieve at least as much, if not more, in helping organizations to meet their environmental challenges.

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.

Green Seal
An independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible products and services.

Project Planet
Project Planet is a name recognized around the world as the hospitality industry's leader in environmental linens and towels re-use programs. This program can be used by any hotel brand.

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Lodging/Tourism Industry
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
A statewide organization of Florida Restaurants and Hotels, this page contains information on the Florida restaurant and lodging industry.

RUES Hotel Selection EcoFriendly Hotels Worldwide (RHS)
RHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of independent - small and midsize - ecofriendly hotel and tourism businesses around the globe, pursuing our primary objectives of Conservation, Education and Sustainable Development.

The Green Hotels Association
Green Hotels Association purpose is to bring together hotels interested in environmental issues. The association provides information and resources to support ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.

Green Suites International
Green Suites® International provides the lodging industry with resources for profitable solutions which enhance, preserve and promote the environment.

International Tourism Partnership
The International Tourism Partnership is a membership organization of leading companies from the travel and tourism industry. The goal is to provide the hotel, travel and tourism industry with the knowledge and ability to develop practical solutions for more responsible business.

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Planeta.com
A practical guide to ecotourism around the world, geared toward the environmentally conscious traveler.

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
CERES (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

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Last updated: January 21, 2011

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