Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina Maintains Green Lodging Designation
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina announced that they have recently renewed their Florida Green Lodging Designation.
As the first resort in Fort Myers Beach to join the Florida Green Lodging Program, Pink Shell Beach Resort has maintained their designation since 2008. In addition, the resort is now labeled as a 2-Palm property within the program.
The Green Lodging program was developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in 2004 as a way to recognize hospitality companies who value sustainability and green practices. Applying to the program is completely voluntary, but each resort still needs to meet the DEP’s qualifications.
In order to become a green lodging property, each resort must maintain a number of environmental practices, including: recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency, and air quality. The property must also educate their employees and the public on how they can contribute.
As a 2-Palm property, the Fort Myers timeshare resort has gone above and beyond the DEP’s typical requirements. Efforts at the Pink Shell Beach Resort include the addition of an electric car charging station, installing a trash compactor, the implementation of an on-site nature program, planting 10,000 new plants to prevent beach erosion, and hosting a water conservation event for the community. In addition, the resort recycles glass, paper, cardboard, batteries, electronics, and cooking oil.
General manager of Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Alicia Wiley, shares, “We are extremely passionate about improving our environmental footprint and constantly looking to find new eco-friendly practices to utilize. We are proud of our 2 Palm status and hope our efforts serve as an inspiration to other properties in the area and beyond.”
To learn more about the Florida Green Lodging Program, click here.