Good for the Environment, Good for Business
Stage 1: Self-Evaluation
Familiarize yourself and your staff with the program and the key aspects of environmental management for lodging facilities. Conduct a review of your current practices and identify areas to improve. When you are ready, complete the Green Lodging Survey.
Stage 2: Assessment
Audubon International Green Lodging staff will review your survey and prepare an environmental performance report with suggestions about how to improve. Completed surveys and reports are confidential and only accessible to you and program staff.
Stage 3: Eco-Rating Awarded
An eco-rating is awarded based on your overall survey score.
Stage 4: Verification
Within a year of awarding your eco-rating, Audubon Green Lodging staff will direct an independent verification of your facility to assess its environmental best practices.
Stage 5: Continuous Improvement
You can increase your eco-rating! Tools are available to help you implement and expand environmental practices, including online resources and fact sheets.
"Joining Audubon International Green Lodging is a positive asset to our business. Audubon's certification reflects our environmental program to a tee, setting high standards for our industries success. Year over year we see substantial savings in overhead while also receiving increased traffic from those who appreciate our efforts. With our properties location in the Adirondack Park, the program has served as a complement to our surroundings; defining us as a unique and distinguished lodge."
- Nicole Brownell, Director of Marketing and Owner, Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn