Audubon Green LeafTM
Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program for Hotels
helps all types of accommodation facilities
reduce operating expenses and increase market
share, while improving the environment. The
education and eco-rating program is offered
jointly by Audubon International and TerraChoice
Environmental Marketing, Inc.
Who can join?
Any type of accommodation facility
internationally, including hotels, motels,
resorts, and bed and breakfast facilities.
Members conduct a self-evaluation of their
environmental performance that covers four key
areas: energy efficiency, resource conservation,
pollution prevention, and environmental
management. Based on the results, the hotel
receives a confidential report that suggests
ways to improve. It is also awarded an
eco-rating of from one to five “green leaves”
that may be used in marketing and promotion.
Within a year of awarding the rating, hotels
receive an on-site independent audit to verify
its environmental best practices. Hotels can
increase their eco-ratings by implementing a
variety of environmental measures.
Get involved and get results!
Getting involved is good for business and good
for the environment. Members achieve:
Cost savings through improved efficiency,
reduced water and energy consumption, and
reduced waste generation.
Cost avoidance through compliance and
reduced liability and risk.
Improved ability to increase market share.
Members receive a comprehensive tool kit that
includes educational fact sheets and information
on how to market the hotel as environmentally
responsible. Sample news releases, sample radio
public service announcements, sample guest room
directory text, a list of “top ten” things to
do, and background information for staff and
guests are also provided.
What does it cost?
Annual Membership fee: $200, plus
Eco-Rating fee: $800,
plus $1 per room, plus applicable taxes
For more information please contact Kevin
Gallagher, TerraChoice Environmental Marketing,
or call 1-800-478-0399
Click here to go to the TerraChoice website