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Getting a Better Understanding of a Hotel’s Sustainability Certification

If you’re a traveler, you can make a difference by choosing sustainable accommodations and requesting certification from environmentally conscious properties.

As a conscious traveler, you know that booking eco-friendly accommodations is the first step to reducing your carbon footprint while on the go.  However, how can you determine which hotels take environmental responsibility when so many claim to be sustainable?

This is where Green Key Global comes in. As a leading environmental certification body in North America, recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Green Key Global provides Sustainability Certification for hotel and lodging facilities.

Hotels certified by Green Key Global have been thoroughly assessed for sustainable practices, including:

Energy
conservation

Community
outreach

Water
conservation

Building
infrastructure

Solid waste
management

Land use

Hazardous waste
management

Environmental
management

Indoor air
quality

As a traveller, what does this mean to you? Staying at a Green Key certified hotel means you know that the hotel you choose is doing its part to protect the environment and the local community. It’s also good to know that you are supporting sustainable tourism.

Make an eco-friendly choice the next time you book a hotel for your travels by looking for the Green Key Global certification.

If you’re curious to find out more, search a hotel’s website for sustainability practices, or ask the front desk for more information. Download this checklist on how to be a sustainable traveller

What does it mean when a property is certified by Green Key Global?

Looking to book a sustainable property next time you travel? Find Green Key-certified hotels