Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa earns coveted Three Palms designation
“We are honored to have our sustainable efforts and practices recognized by the Florida Green Lodging Program,” said Ed Griffith, General Manager of Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. “By placing a high importance upon green initiatives, our team strives to lead the hospitality industry in protecting the state’s natural resources with eco-efforts focused on our meetings, events and leisure travelers.”
The Florida Green Lodging Program is a four-tiered designation. Properties obtain different “Palm” levels based on the total number of points received when implementing “green” programs. The Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa joins only 18 hotels with the three Palm Designation in the Southeast region that includes Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. And with only 64 three Palm properties in the state of Florida, they have joined an exclusive club.
“It is wonderful to see businesses implement green practices such as water conservation, recycling and energy reduction because they are not only good for business, they are good for Florida’s environment,” said DEP Program Coordinator, Sheena Chin-Greene.
The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative offered by the Florida DEP. To achieve a designation under this program, facilities must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations: Communication and Education (customers, employees and public), Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality.
The Martin County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is proud to recognize properties that are involved with this important program. Properties are highlighted in Discover Martin’s newsletters and on two of the tourism websites – www.discovermartin.com and www.protectourparadise.com.
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