This designation recognizes hotels that help protect the state’s natural resources through reducing waste, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, and raising conservation awareness.
The Walt Disney World Resort conserves resources through the use of recycled paper and recycling room key cards and switching to energy efficient lighting. The resorts also distributed unused prepared food through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, feeding more than 1,000 children each week.
The resort also donated gently used soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion to Clean the World, a not-for-profit corporation that sanitizes and redistributes the items to families in need.
“Our goal is to use resources wisely and reduce our impact on the environment,” said Becky Grieser, manager of environmental integration for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Our participation in the Florida Green Lodging program is a valuable demonstration of that commitment, and it’s something we are very proud of.”
Walt Disney World’s resorts are the largest number of Green Lodging designated hotels in the state of Florida.