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Hospitality Eco-Programs

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International Programs

Audubon International

The Audubon International Green leaf Eco-Rating Program recognizes lodgings that have met environmental best practice standards for water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation and energy efficiency.

Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) is a set of global standards developed by a global coalition of public and private sector members by which the sustainable practices of hotels can be measured.

Hotel Eco Programs

Green Globe

Green Globe partners with travel and tourism organizations to achieve better environmental performance and more efficient use of resources.

Green Key

Green Key

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program recognizes hotels, motels, and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental performance.



Fitwel certification signals to stakeholders the prioritization of wellness within the design, development, and operations of buildings.

Healthy Buildings: Green Building Standards, Benefits, and Incentives

Sustainable Travel International

The non-profit, Sustainable Travel International, provides programs to help hospitality businesses protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and contribute to local economic development.

EMA Seal for Hospitality

EMA Seal for Hospitality

The purpose of the EMA Seal for Hospitality is to provide a transparent way to measure each hotel/resort's environmental accomplishments to lessening their impact.

U.S. Programs

Energy Star

Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Green Seal

Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that uses science-based standards and the power of the marketplace to create a more sustainable world.


The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system provides independent, third-party verification that a building meets the highest green building and performance measures.

Online Booking


Green Hotels on Expedia lists green hotels based on criteria established in partnership with Sustainable Travel International.


Orbitz maintains a list of Eco-Friendly Hotels.


Travelocity's Green Hotel Directory lists eco-friendly hotels marking them with their green leaf tag.


TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders Program rates hotels from bronze to platinum based on a variety of green practices including energy efficiency, recycling, local and organic food, etc.

State Programs


The State of California Green Lodging Program recognizes lodgings that have developed sustainability practices to minimize waste and conserve energy and natural resources.


The Delaware Green Lodging Program recognizes hotels, resorts and other hospitality operations that are committed to minimizing their environmental impact.


The Florida Green Lodging Program recognizes environmentally conscientious lodging facilities across the state.


The Hawaii Green Business Program recognizes hotels and resorts that operate in an environmentally responsible way.


The Maine Environmental Leader Green Certification Program recognizes lodgings working to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, minimize waste, and use safer alternatives to toxic cleaning products.


The Maryland Green Travel Program certifies and recognizes tourism businesses committed to improving their operations in order to reduce their environmental impact.


Green Lodging Michigan recognizes lodging facilities who are leaders in energy conservation, air quality and reduced water consumption and waste


The Missouri Certified Green Program recognizes lodging establishments that are committed to being environmentally sustainable in the local community.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Hospitality Green Certification Program recognizes hospitality businesses that follow green performance standards and best management practices.


Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State recognizes Vermont lodgings that use sound environmental management practices to reduce their impact on the environment.


The Virginia Green Program recognizes hotels, resorts and other businesses in the hospitality sector that have taken steps to reduce their impact on the environment.


Travel Green Wisconsin recognizes lodging facilities that have made a commitment to improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental and social impact.

State program information courtesy of AAA Eco Program