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Green Initiative


  1. Linen (both towels and sheets) reuse program in all guest rooms.
  2. Low-flow showerheads and sink aerators installed.
  3. Low-flow toilets and waterless urinals installed.
  4. Compact fluorescent light bulbs in guestrooms, lobbies, and hallways.
  5. Purchase food and guest amenities in bulk whenever possible.
  6. Educate staff to turn off lights and turn down heating/air conditioning.
  7. Close drapes when rooms are unoccupied and during summer months and turn off/down air conditioning and heating when rooms not in use.
  8. Provide guestroom recycle bins.
  9. Provide recycling bins both in public areas, in the kitchen and in the back office to make recycling as easy as possible for guests and staff.
  10. Provide guests with bicycles and walking maps.
  11. Provide reusable items such as cloth napkins, glass cups, ceramic dishes, etc. with food and beverage services.
  12. Provide glass cups and ceramic mugs (instead of plastic) for in-room beverages.
  13. Use daylight in lobby and Watermark Restaurant for as much of the day as possible.
  14. Source locally-grown/produced food when possible to provide the freshest ingredients for all guests and to reduce our carbon footprint when transporting such goods.
  15. Include filter changes and coil cleaning in ongoing maintenance plan.
  16. Monitor rates of energy and water use. Make repairs or replace equipment when rate changes indicate problems.
  17. Donate leftover guest amenities, old furniture and appliances to charities.
  18. Feature a garden with pest-resistant native plants.
  19. Support businesses, artisan and theatre initiatives within the community to encourage sustainability in the local area.
  20. Use tap water in conference rooms to cut down waste of plastic water bottles.
  21. Using technology to redesign in-house communication methods to encourage paperless delivery as much as possible.

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