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Hospitality & Tourism Industry

Organization(s) Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management
Project Description RI DEM Office of Technical and Customer Assistance (OTCA) staff participated in a meeting with representatives from the six New England states, EPA, and industry in April 2007 to discuss green hospitality initiatives in New England.

Since that time, RI DEM, in partnership with the Rhode Island Hospitality & Tourism Association (RIH&TA), has been developing an Environmental Leader Certification Workbook and checklist. The RIH&TA has over 500 food service and hospitality members. The document has been modeled after the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s program.

The workbook and checklist address administrative office procedures, purchasing, recycling and waste management functions, kitchen and housekeeping departments, landscaping and maintenance departments, guests and staff room issues, water conservation, energy, environmental initiatives, and other creative initiatives.

The workbook and checklist will be piloted in the fall of 2007 with a small number of facilities to assess ease of use and identify any problems before being introduced to the entire sector.

More Info www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/assist/extlead/index.htm
Project Contact
Name Thomas E. Armstrong
Phone 401) 222-4700 ext. 4412
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Hospitality Industry
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2007 [PDF]


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