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Download a copy of the Maryland Green Travel Application – Master Checklist.

Maryland Green Travel Master Checklist

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Below is a reference guide of important links for the Maryland Green Travel Application.

Resource Reference Guide

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Maryland Green Registry

Management and Leadership

Environmental Policy Statement (example) PDF
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) website
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Additional Tips on Environmental Management

Waste Reductions

Organic Foods
Sustainably Grown Foods
Sustainable Seafood
FSC Certified
Leave No Trace
Green Cleaning Chemicals
EPA Laws and Regulations – Wastes
Recycle and/or Disposal of Thinners/Solvents
Organic Farming Principals
Biodynamics
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Additional Tips on Waste Reduction

Recycling

EPA Laws and Regulations – Disposal and Recycling of Wastes
Recycling Florescent Lights
Recycling Batteries
Recycling Electronic Equipment
Additional Tips on Recycling

Water Conservation

ENERGY STAR Rated Dishwashers
WaterSense
Landscaping with BayScapes Techniques
Rain Gardens
Green Roof
Cisterns
Rain Barrels
Drip Line Irrigation
Additional Tips on Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

ENERGY STAR Commercial Kitchen Package
LED Exit Signs
ENERGY STAR Windows and Doors
ENERGY STAR Computers, Appliances, Office Equipment, etc.
Pollution Calculator
Green Tags
Renewable Energy Certificates
Green Power from a Utility
EPA Green Power Partner
ENERGY STAR’s Low Carbon IT Challenge
ENERGY STAR Labels for Buildings
ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager
ENERGY STAR’s Benchmarking Tool for the Hospitality Industry
Additional Tips on Energy Efficiency

Linen Service and Laundry

Track Optional Linen Participation Rates
Water – and Energy-efficient Washers and Dryers
Wet Cleaning vs. Dry Cleaning

Recycle Grease

EPA – Bio Diesel
Greaseworks Biofuels
Greenlight Biofuels
Best Management Practices on Grease

Minimize the Impact of Disposable Food Service Items

Best management practices on food service issues:
EPA – Greening your Food Service
Sustainable Food Service

Green Events Package

Best management practices:

Green Meeting Industry Council’s “Best Practices”

Transportation

Additional Tips on Transportation

Green Building

LEED Certification
Additional Tips on Green Buildings

Measurable Results

Environmental Impact Calculators

Other Green Resources+

Maryland Green Registry
American Hotel & Lodging Association (Green Resource Guide)
Clean Marinas
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
US Green Building Council
US Green Building Council – Maryland Chapter
Green Meeting Industry Council
Green Hotels Association
National Geographic: The Green Guide for Everyday Living

Other Links

Maryland Tourism Coalition
Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association
Restaurant Association of Maryland
Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association
Maryland Wineries Association
Maryland Association of Campgrounds
Maryland Chamber of Commerce