Branson's Ria Motor Inn Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

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Ria Motor Inn has been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

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Simple changes helped Ria Motor Inn earn their Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 2 lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel.

Ria Motor Inn becomes one of 2 lodging properties in Branson, MO to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 2 hotels in Branson have been rated environmentally friendly, and Ria Motor Inn is one of 2 lodging properties to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 1 Green Eco-Leaf, which is a great start toward becoming more environmentally friendly.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Ria Motor Inn earn their Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 2 lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - bulk amenities and soaps are dispensed in guestrooms - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Ria Motor Inn Environmental Self-Audit.

Hotels in Missouri are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Ria Motor Inn 2 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Missouri lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Ria Motor Inn, and Chateau On the Lake Resort.

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Ria Motor Inn is one of 2 Branson lodging properties to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.

For additional information about Ria Motor Inn contact them at (417)348-1494 or visit http://www.riamotorinn.com/.
To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit http://www.iStayGreen.org.

About iStayGreen.org:
With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 4,500 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it's easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare "Green" lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good "Green" things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.

Contact: Richard Varner
602-864-5553
rvarner(at)istaygreen(dot)org

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