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The Internet is an excellent source for information about waste reduction in hotels, motels and other lodging facilities. The links below provide information about energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste reduction and recycling. In addition to the information given by way of these links, the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA) also provides on-site technical assistance and referral. 

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The Green Hotels Association encourages, promotes and supports the “greening” of the lodging industry through proper management of natural resources.
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Web site tells you how to green just about anything - in this case, how to green your vacation by finding a green hotel. The site lists other ways to green your vacation.
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Dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism across the state of North Carolina, the nation and around the world through academic research, community outreach and education.
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Green Seal
Green Seal's campaign to help green the lodging industry focuses on how environmental efforts both improve the bottom line and benefit the environment

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Sustainable solutions for green hotels
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EPA's Energy Star program for ways to conserve energy
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DPPEA Environmental Sustainability Resource Center
Straightforward information and printable documents with comprehensive information about waste reduction, recycling and water and energy conservation.
Waste Reduction & Recycling for the Lodging Industry
This site covers the basics of waste reduction in the lodging industry, including specific information about developing a lodging waste reduction program.
Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance To Save Energy developed this site to help hotel/motel owners and managers reduce energy costs and conserve energy resources.
This green hotel site contains information for hotel owners on how to make their hotels greener as well as travelers on ways to stay green while traveling.
Project Planet
The Project Planet initiative has helped hotels to save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of gallons of detergent through its sheet and towel reuse program.
Michigan State University Extension
This site is loaded with information about waste reduction project planning and development for the hospitality industry. It includes printable worksheets.
Pollution Prevention and Ski Areas - Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
This site is a topic hub with sections outlining specific aspects of ski areas and associated pollution prevention resources. 
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The Green Plan for the Food Service Industry
This Web site promotes and encourages the development of waste reduction and recycling programs by North Carolina food service establishments.

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Consortium For Energy Efficiency's Commercial Kitchens Initiative
Provides clear and credible definitions in the marketplace as to what constitutes highly efficient energy and water performance in cooking, refrigeration and sanitation equipment.

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Green Lodging News
Lodging's leading environmental news source.

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Explore North Carolina
The state's official tourism site is a comprehensive, continually updated travel guide with exciting travel information on North Carolina.


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