Essay on Go Green Concept in Hospitality Industry

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ASSIGNMENT
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“GO GREEN CONCEPT IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY”

Course: Housekeeping Management

Go green concept:

Few years ago when climate change really started to come into focus and people began to think how to protect our mother Earth and of the ways to create a sustainable hospitality industry, many hotels and resorts started their green programs being a first choice for many guests and travelers since last decade.

Governments are also encouraging their people to go green while traveling. Statistics of the US only shows that 43 millions of the Americans are ecologically concerned and that many travelers all over the globe are now putting hotels and airlines which have a sustainability agenda and green programs at their
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o — A variety of different lodgings — luxury, business and economy — pursuing green strategies in Japan.

o — A target set in China for 10,000 green hotels by 2010.

o — A small-scale but increasingly popular move toward ecotourism in the Caribbean, where 57 hotels have received industry certification under the Green Globe standard — the most of any one region reviewed

o — Green being considered a key differentiator in Europe among boutique hotels; tour operators and agencies favoring environmentally responsible lodgings and brands.

o — Vast green luxury resorts and the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste city planned in the Middle East.

Drawing on the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Green Globe Program as a resource, the report said that points on which the industry could take further action include:

o — Waste minimization, reuse, recycling

o — Transportation

o — Energy efficiency, conservation, management

o — Land-use planning and management

o — Management of freshwater resources

o — Involvement of staff, customers, communities in environmental issues

o — Waste water management

o — Design for sustainability

o — Hazardous substances

o — Partnerships for sustainable development

In the meantime, there are ways hotel housekeepers can be more environmentally responsible when it comes to floor care. The following are some of Sawchuk's green floor

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