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Water CHAMP & Florida Green Lodging Programs
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Overview

The Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program (Water CHAMP) assists regional lodging facilities in implementing meaningful, cost-effective water saving measures such as linen and towel reuse programs. Participation is easy, and is absolutely free. Visit http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/waterchamp/signup.php to sign up, order free materials, and download the implementation checklist.

What You Gain
By participating in Water CHAMP, you can save money and the environment. Some of the benefits of participating include:

  • Participation in a regional linen and towel reuse program with proven results
  • Use of free printed materials in all guest rooms
  • Training of housekeeping staff (training video provided)
  • Use of a self-audit checklist


For More Information
For more information or to sign up for Water CHAMP, visit http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/waterchamp/signup.php or contact the program coordinator at 1 (800) 423-1476 or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4779.


Florida Green Lodging Program

Overview
From Florida DEP's website: "The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance."

The program targets include:

  • Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
  • Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Air Quality

For more information, visit the Florida Green Lodging Program website.


Note on joint participation - Water CHAMP + Green Lodging: Your hotel can receive 13 points towards the Florida Green Lodging designation by joining the Water CHAMP program mentioned above, implementing the towel and linen reuse program, and by installing the free low flow faucet aerators you’ll receive upon joining Water CHAMP.