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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.


Spring Webinar Series

The S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance is pleased to announce a series of FREE WEBINARS aimed at helping your hotel, motel or restaurant be more sustainable. For additional details about the series, CLICK HERE.

April Webinar: Gear up for Summer: Conserve Energy and Water
April 3, 2014
3:00 p.m. EST to 3:30 p.m. EST

May Webinar: Prepare a Sustainable Menu
May 1, 2014
3:00 p.m. EST to 3:30 p.m. EST

June Webinar: Understand Your Green Purchasing Options
June 5, 2014
3:00 p.m. EST to 3:30 p.m. EST


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.


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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.