Maryland Green Travel encourages environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of the state’s tourism industry and promotes Maryland as a green destination to the eco-minded traveler. The program was developed by the Maryland Office of Tourism in partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Tourism Coalition and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Maryland Green Travel is a voluntary, self-certification program. It recognizes tourism-related businesses that are committed to reducing their environmental impact. The program provides guidance and resources for these businesses to evaluate their operations, set goals, and take specific actions toward environmental sustainability.
JOIN NOW!! As of June 10, 2016, the revised Maryland Green Travel Partner application is back online.
Enrolling in the program is simple and it’s FREE. Businesses can join the Maryland Green Travel program in just a few easy steps:
- Click on the Certify your Business button
- Create a logon name and password
- Select your industry sector – Accommodation, Restaurant or Attraction
- Claim your business and link it to the application
- Provide contact information
- Complete the application and save it
- Complete the checklist
- Meet the core requirements
- Provide a Measurable Result
- Submit the application
Businesses are encouraged to visit the Maryland Green Travel web site and complete an application. The applicant must verify that they are practicing core environmental-friendly activities, relative to their industry sector. Approved applicants will be promoted as a Maryland Green Travel Partner on the visitMaryland.org web site and will also receive a listing on the Department of the Environment’s Maryland Green Registry.
Maryland Green Travel is enrolling businesses in all sectors – Accommodations, Restaurants AND Attractions.