The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association’s Sustainable Hospitality Council was created to advance the awareness and adoption of sustainable practices by providing guidance, expertise and resources to association members. The Council also works to increase visibility of members’ sustainability practices in domestic and international markets to promote the Miami hospitality industry’s image. The City of Miami Beach is an active member of this council and provides input on how to better promote sustainable practices within the hotel industry.
The council is also partnered with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA, has generated a minimum set of guidelines for going Green. To learn more, please visit the AHLA website.
For success stories and ideas that organizations have implemented, please visit the AHLA Green Success Stories.
Other initiatives pushed forth within the hospitality industry include the Florida Green Lodging Program which is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.
To learn more or apply to the program, visit the FDEP website.