Report: Green Tourism

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  • Topic: World Heritage Site, Recycling, UNESCO
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Sustainable Tourism and Green Initiatives at Mandarin Oriental, Miami Mandarin Oriental, Miami strives to be conscious of its impact on the environment and to make a difference where it can, including various Green Efforts that are practiced throughout the hotel. The hotel’s partnership with the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism and Everglades National Park provides an opportunity for guests to take a day trip to the Everglades, home to many rare and endangered species such as the American crocodile, and participate in our “voluntourism” program or just to see this wonderful World Heritage site. WORLD HERITAGE ALLIANCE - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a member of the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism, created by the United Nations Foundation and Expedia, Inc. to engage the travel industry to promote environmentally and economically sustainable business practices around UNESCO World Heritage sites. Through our partnership, we are working closely with nearby Everglades National Park to learn about the challenges they face and to develop opportunities for the hotel to help through voluntourism programs. These interesting and fulfilling day trips include tree planting, recycling projects and weeding out exotic plants. As part of our membership in the Alliance, we have made a commitment to a yearly assessment of the sustainability of our operations. GREEN EFFORTS

As a member of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Green Lodging Program, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is committed to adopting “green” practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources. To become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, hotels must implement a variety of green practices. Here is what we are doing at the hotel. * Implementation and auditing of low flow systems for faucets, showers and toilets in guest rooms and public restrooms * Back of the house recycling...
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