Maryland Green Travel
UPDATE (FEBRUARY 2018): After 8 years of managing the Maryland Green Travel (MGT) program, the Maryland Office of Tourism has decided to defer to MDE’s Maryland Green Registry as the State’s standard for green certification and recognition programs. As MGT was developed in partnership with the Green Registry, current MGT partners can easily transition to the program and it is easy for new members to join.
The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help businesses set and meet goals on the path to sustainability, as well as the opportunity to share environmental successes with others. Whether just getting started in greening your facility or looking to push your environmental program to the next level, join the Maryland Green Registry to demonstrate your commitment to a strong, proactive approach to environmental management. Visit the Maryland Green Registry website for more information or to join.
The Maryland Office of Tourism will continue to promote tourism-related businesses that have achieved green certification (Maryland Green Registry, Trip Advisor, Green Restaurant certification, etc.) on it’s website by tagging the property as green and linking to your green profile. Please be sure to notify our office as soon as your property receives certification, so we can begin promoting it on our website.
Additionally, the Maryland Office of Tourism will continue to recognize those marinas that are members of Clean Marina certification program as we have in the past. 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. For more information, please visit the Clean Marina Certification Program’s website.
Thank you for your leadership in working toward a sustainable Maryland through sound environmental practices and for your commitment to the protection and conservation of the natural resources of Maryland. It’s making a difference and making Maryland a better place to live, work and play.