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Download a copy of the Maryland Green Travel Application -
Master Checklist
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HERE.

 

Below is a reference guide of important links for the Maryland Green Travel Application.  Click here to download a .pdf copy of the resource reference guide for the Maryland Green Travel Application.

 

Smart, Green & Growing - http://www.green.maryland.gov/

Maryland Green Registry - http://www.mde.maryland.gov/MarylandGreen/

 

Management and Leadership

 

Environmental Policy Statement (example) – 
           
http://greenupload.visitmaryland.org/MGTPolicy.pdf
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) - http://www.epa.gov/epp/
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) – http://www.epa.gov/EMS/
Additional tips on Environmental Management – 
           
http://www.mde.state.md.us/marylandgreen/Pages/Management.aspx

Waste Reduction

Organic Foods - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop

Sustainably grown foods - http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues

Sustainable Seafood – http://www.seafoodwatch.com/

FSC certified - http://www.fscus.org/

Leave No Tracehttp://www.lnt.org/

Green cleaning chemicals - http://greenseal.org/

EPA Laws and Regulations - Wastes -

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/laws-regs/index.htm

Recycle and/or disposal of thinners/solvents –

            http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/online/index.htm

Organic Farming Principals – www.nal.usda.gov/afsic         
Biodynamics – http://www.demeter-usa.org/for-farmers/farm-processing-standards.asp
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/ipm.htm
Additional tips on Waste Reduction – 
            http://www.mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/Waste.aspx 

Recycling

 

EPA Laws and Regulations –Disposal and Recycling of Wastes -

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/laws-regs/index.htm

Recycling Florescent Lights –
           
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/wastetypes/universal/lamps/faqs.htm
Recycling Batteries – http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/battery.htm
Recycling Electronic Equipment –
           
http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/faq.htm
Additional tips on Recycling -
           
http://www.mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/Waste.aspx

Water Conservation

 

ENERGY STAR rated dishwashers – http://www.energystar.gov/
WaterSense - http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/
Landscaping with BayScapes techniques –
            http://www.acb-online.org/pubs/projects/deliverables-85-8-2003.PDF
Rain gardens – 
           
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dectmpl.asp?url=/content/dep/water/rainscapes.asp
Green roof - http://www.greenroofs.com/
Cisterns - http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater/best_practices.htm#cisterns
Rain barrels - http://mde.maryland.gov/assets/document/RAIN_BARREL%202005.pdf
Drip line irrigation –
http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/cropirrigation.html#drip
Additional tips on Water Conservation – 
            http://mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/Water.aspx

Energy Efficiency

ENERGY STAR Commercial Kitchen Package –
            http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=CKP

LED Exit Signs –
           http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/small_business/led_exitsigns_techsheet.pdf
ENERGY STAR windows and doors –
            http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=WI
ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipment, etc. - http://www.energystar.gov/
Use a pollution calculator, such as –
            http://www.cleanerandgreener.org/resources/pollutioncalculator.htm
Green Tags – http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/greenpower/index.htm
Renewable Energy Certificates - http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/gpmarket/rec.htm
Green Power from a Utility –
            http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml?state=MD
EPA Green Power Partner - http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/index.htm
ENERGY STAR’s Low Carbon IT Challenge –
            http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_low_carbon
ENERGY STAR labels for Buildings – http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/
ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager -
https://www.energystar.gov/istar/pmpam/
ENERGY STAR’s Benchmarking Tool for the Hospitality Industry –
            http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/hospitality/Benchmarking_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Additional tips on Energy Efficiency –
            http://www.mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/Energy.aspx

Linen Service and Laundry

 

Track optional Linen participation rates –
            http://www.greensuites.com/Environmentally-Friendly-Hotel-Programs/Project-Planet-Program
Water- and energy-efficient washers and dryers - http://www.energystar.gov/
Wet cleaning vs. dry cleaning - http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/garment/wsgc/wetclean.htm

Recycle Grease


EPA - Bio diesel - http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/biodiesel/
Greaseworks biofuels – http://www.greaseworks.org/

Greenlight biofuels – http://glbiofuels.com/
Best management practices on grease – http://www.p2pays.org/ref/05/04281.pdf

Minimize the Impact of Disposable Food Service Items

Best management practices on food service issues:
EPA – Greening your food service - http://www.p2pays.org/ref/13/12198.pdf
Sustainable food service - http://sustainablefoodservice.com/cat/disposables.htm


Green Events Package

 

Best management practices:
Maryland Green Travel’s Checklist for Planning Green Events –
            http://visitmaryland.org/green/Documents/MGT Green Event Guidance.pdf
Green Meeting Industry Council’s “Best Practices” –
            http://www.gmicglobal.org/?page=BestPractices

Transportation

 

Additional tips on Transportation –
            http://www.mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/Transportation.aspx

Green Building

 

LEED Certification - http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19
Additional tips on Green Buildings –
            http://www.mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/GreenBuilding.aspx

Measurable Results

 

Environmental Impact Calculators -
            
http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/businessinfocenter/Greening Your Business Facility/Informational Resources/Pages/businessinfocenter/pollutionprevention/information/eca.aspx

Other Green Resources

Smart, Green & Growing - http://www.green.maryland.gov/

Maryland Green Registry - http://www.mde.maryland.gov/MarylandGreen/

American Hotel & Lodging Association (Green Resource Guide) – http://www.ahla.com/green.aspx

Clean Marinas - http://dnr.maryland.gov/boating/cleanmarina/

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=1000

US Green Building Council - http://www.usgbc.org/

US Green Building Council – Maryland Chapter - http://www.usgbcbalt.org/

Green Meeting Industry Council - http://www.gmicglobal.org/
Green Hotels Association - http://greenhotels.com/index.php

National Geographic: The Green Guide for Everyday Living - http://www.thegreenguide.com/

 

Other Links

 

Maryland Tourism Council - http://www.mdtourism.org/

Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association - http://www.mdlodging.org/

Restaurant Association of Maryland - http://www.marylandrestaurants.com/

Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association - http://www.marylandbb.com/

Maryland Wineries Association - http://www.marylandwine.com/

Maryland Association of Campgrounds - http://mdcamping.com/

Maryland Chamber of Commerce - http://www.mdchamber.org/

 
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