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Green Certification

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The Maryland Office of Tourism (OTD) wants to promote tourism-related businesses that are committed to reducing their environmental impact.

If your business has achieved green certification through an established accreditation program,
OTD will promote your accomplishment on our website by tagging the property as green and
linking to your green profile. Please be sure to notify Casey Keyfauver in our office as soon as your property receives certification, or include the information on your Destination Maryland application.

Or if your company wants to get started in greening your organization or is looking to push your environmental program to the next level, we encourage you to join the Maryland Green
Registry. A voluntary and FREE program, the Registry offers businesses tips and resources to
help set and meet goals on the path to sustainability, as well as the opportunity to share
environmental successes with others. Join the Maryland Green Registry to demonstrate your
commitment to a strong, proactive approach to environmental management in the tourism
industry. Visit the Maryland Green Registry website for more information or to join.

OTD promotes marinas who are members of the Clean Marina Initiative by linking to their
profile as well. This program, managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources,
recognizes and promotes marinas that have adopted voluntary pollution prevention practices in addition to meeting their legal environmental requirements. Please visit the Clean Marina
Initiative website for more information or to join.​​​​​​ Be sure to notify Casey Keyfauver in our office as
soon as your marina receives recognition as a Clean Marina, or include the information on your Destination Maryland application.

For those tourism businesses committed to sustainability, thank you for your leadership in
working toward a sustainable Maryland through sound environmental practices and for your
dedication to the protection and conservation of the natural resources of Maryland. It is
making a difference in keeping Maryland a beautiful place to live, work and play.