Green Hospitality Program
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Green Hospitality Program is a free, voluntary program designed to: 1) help South Carolina’s hospitality industry reduce the environmental impact of its operations and incorporate environmental stewardship and sustainability in its business practices; and 2) promote and recognize hotels, restaurants and other hospitality facilities for their environmentally conscious practices.
The program -- offered by DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling -- provides free, confidential, non-regulatory technical assistance to help facilities begin or expand green practices such as: waste reduction, recycling and composting; energy and water conservation; green cleaning; and environmentally preferred purchasing.
The assistance includes: site visits; help finding markets for recyclables; workshops; and a comprehensive series of Best Management Practices fact sheets. The menu bar on the left lists other services. To take advantage of these services, contact the program.
Green Hospitality Alliance formed ...
DHEC also has partnered with the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association to form the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance. Facilities interested in becoming members of the Alliance must complete a certification process centered on green practices. Hotels, motels and restaurants must be a member of the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association to participate. If you are interested, fill out the Association's on-line application or see a printable version.
For more information, call DHEC's Green Hospitality Program at 1-800-768-7348 or e-mail the program.
This Web page was last updated on November 26, 2012.