WISCO Hotels Are Eco-Friendly Hotels
Travel Green Wisconsin and iStayGreen Honor the Wisco Hotel Group
The Wisco Hotel Group has recently been recognized for its Green Initiatives by both Travel Green Wisconsin (TGW) and iStayGreen. All WISCO Hotels are certified as eco-friendly by TGW and received the “2 Green Eco-Leaf” rating from iStayGreen.
Travel Green Wisconsin describes itself as a “voluntary, affordable program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental and social impact.” In addition, the program provides services to help businesses “evaluate their operations, set goals and take specific actions towards environmental, social and economic sustainability,” according to its Website, www.travelgreenwisconsin.com.
In order to be certified by Travel Green Wisconsin, businesses must evaluate themselves based on criteria such as Waste Reduction, Air Quality, and Purchasing programs. Businesses are then rated on a point scale and those who receive over 30 points are awarded green status.
iStayGreen.org is an organization that seeks to enable “members of the environmentally conscious travel community” to discuss “responsible travel and stewardship of the earth.” It does this by “continuing to maintain the most comprehensive resource available anywhere of ‘Green Properties’ including resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels with user ratings and reviews,” according to its Website, www.istaygreen.org.
To receive “Green Eco-Leaf” ratings from iStayGreen, businesses must complete self-auditing forms concerning Staff Education and Monitoring, Philanthropic efforts, Recycling, and other environmental projects.
All WISCO Hotels received these honors based on their Green Initiatives program, which includes utilizing energy efficient lighting, water conservation devices, and environmentally friendly chemicals and detergents, among other things.
Simple, everyday actions—such as inviting guests to reuse sheets and towels during multiple night stays—also enhanced the hotels’ eco-friendly efforts.
The Wisco Hotel Group is extremely proud of its achievements and looks forward to doing even more for the environment and for its guests.
WISCO Hotels are unmatched in their commitment to service, comfort, and convenience, and always strive to provide guests with the best value for their budgets. We are pleased to include environmentally friendly policies and energy efficiency to these ventures.