Green Hotels in Georgia
Lodging properties throughout Georgia are taking measures to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and their use of Georgia’s natural resources. P²AD provides assistance to those that have joined the P²AD Partnership Program, and commends these organizations for their efforts. Through the P²AD Partnership Program, P²AD recognizes businesses seeking to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations; P²AD also provides on-site technical assistance to those properties that join.
Some hotels/lodges in Georgia are certified by Green Seal, an independent certifying organization, as having met Green Seal’s standard for environmental lodging properties. Green Seal publishes this standard at http://www.greenseal.org/certification/standards/lodgingproperties.cfm and maintains a list of certified green hotels at http://www.greenseal.org/programs/lodging_properties.cfm.
P²AD applauds the Georgia properties that have met Green Seal’s rigorous green lodging standard, as well as those that are working toward greening their operations through the P²AD Partnership Program.
A group of Atlanta meeting professionals came together in 2008 to create a collaborative dialogue around greener meetings. After much deliberation, this group decided to form a chapter of the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) – an international organization working to this same goal. In January 2009 the Atlanta Chapter-in-Formation of GMIC was born. GMIC-Atlanta meets at locations across the Atlanta region on a regular basis, typically every third-Thursday, of the month. The organization has a diverse membership of over 40 meeting professionals from hoteliers, planners, vendors, and government. It is open to all meeting professionals. Please visit us on the web at www.gmicatlanta.org.