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Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program 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.

The Florida Green Lodging Program is administered primarily online. To become designated, facilities must   conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in 6 areas of sustainable operations:

Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
Water Conservation
Energy Efficiency
Indoor Air Quality

The Florida Green Lodging designation is valid for 3 years from date of issuance. To maintain designation, properties are required to submit environmental performance data (water, waste, energy) annually.

Properties must also implement at least 2 new environmental practices from any of the 6 areas of sustainable operations. More information.

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