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Maryland Green Travel


Maryland Green Travel is a voluntary, self-certification program that recognizes tourism businesses committed to improving their operations in order to reduce their environmental impact. The program helps businesses evaluate their procedures, set goals and take specific actions towards environmental sustainability.

Increasingly travelers are making their travel decisions based on sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint. Maryland Green Travel will promote those businesses that undergo self-certification. Businesses that are part of the program will be given Maryland Green Travel identification on the official state tourism site,, which receives nearly 2 million unique visitors a year.

As of March 30, 2016, the Maryland Green Travel Partner application is temporarily down as we upgrade the application process. We hope to have it up and running soon, so check back frequently. In the meantime, you can download a copy of the master checklist of the new application here.

The program was developed through a partnership of the Maryland Office of Tourism, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Tourism Coalition and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.