White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa have earned 4 Green Keys and 4 Green Meeting Keys from Green Key Global through their Eco-Rating Program.
4 Green Keys represents “a hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.”
4 Green Meeting Keys demonstrates that White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices regarding their meetings and convention facilities and practices. A hotel that has established programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public which have shown substantial and measurable results.
Traci Luongo, director of conference services and chair of The WO Green Team explains: “We established a green committee 12 years ago and have been working diligently to find ways to protect the Earth within our property. Many programs have been put in place over the years including, an electric car charging station, energy efficient lighting building wide, recycling programs and most recently the elimination of Styrofoam containers. It is not always the most cost-effective path, but we are fortunate to have our executive team’s support on these initiatives.”
ABOUT GREEN KEY
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is the first of its kind to rank, certify and inspect hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations. The program was originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm. Designed specifically for hotel operations, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a comprehensive environmental self-assessment that will allow each participating property to benefit on several fronts— cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. Visit www.greenkeyglobal.com for more information. BL
To learn more about green initiatives White Oaks Resort & Spa have implemented, please visit our sustainability page on our website at http://www.whiteoaksresort.com/niagara-green-tourism.html