TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has partnered with DadePaper Co. to help Florida’s lodging industry improve indoor air quality in hotels and motels across the state. The partnership is the latest component of DEP’s Green Lodging initiative, which encourages hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving green practices that conserve energy, reduce water consumption, protect air quality and reduce waste.
“By participating in the Green Lodging Program, DadePaper becomes an example and leader within the lodging industry,” says DEP Secretary Colleen M. Castille. “Their environmental commitment serves as a challenge to hotels, suppliers, trade associations and local governments to adopt innovative green practices, conserve resources and save money.”
Through a public-private partnership, DadePaper will provide Florida’s lodging industry with discounts on environmentally-friendly cleaning products and services. The company will also promote the Florida Green Lodging Program to hotels and motels throughout the state and encourage its management and staff to visit Florida Green Lodges for conferences, meetings and travel.
DadePaper is a distributor of green housekeeping and janitorial supplies and equipment. The company’s GREENSAFE program includes consulting, procedural training and follow-up assistance for housekeeping and janitorial services.
Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. As reward for designation, Florida is recommending Green Lodges to companies and trade organizations seeking environmentally-conscious lodging and convention facilities.