Simple changes helped Flagship Inn earn their 3 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.
Boothbay Harbor, ME (Vocus) May 30, 2010
Flagship Inn becomes one of 2 lodging properties in Boothbay Harbor, ME to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 2 hotels in Boothbay Harbor (istaygreen.org/getcityus.cfm/city/BoothbayHarbor/st/ME) have been rated environmentally friendly, and Flagship Inn is one of 2 lodging properties to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Great" rating.
All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives Maine Green Lodging Certification Program - levels. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Flagship Inn earn their 3 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: an on-site Green Team has been created - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - energy sensor initiatives are in-place - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - eco-incentive programs have been created for staff - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - low water consumption landscaping has been installed - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items - 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 - low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property - bulk amenities and soaps are dispensed in guestrooms - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Flagship Inn Environmental Self-Audit (istaygreen.org/ecoaudit.cfm/hid/11261067).
Hotels in Maine are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Flagship Inn 6 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Maine lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Hampton Inn Waterville-augusta, University Inn Academic Suites, Twilite Motel, Hampton Suites Rockland Thomast, Black Lantern B and B, and Hampton Suites Rockland Thomaston.
The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Flagship Inn is one of 2 Boothbay Harbor 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 Flagship Inn contact them at 207-633-5094 or visit boothbaylodging.com. To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit 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
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