Be a part of the Green Lodging initiative and be recognized!

Would you like to be recognized as a green leader in our community?
Being green not only means being responsible in working toward sustainability, it can also save you money. And it can bring in more revenue for you by bringing in more business.
Read the criteria below. To be a part of the Green Lodging initiative, you must complete #1-5 then choose 10 additional criteria from the remaining list.

 

Complete the application below answering how you have achieved these green practices. When finished, click ‘Submit’. The Galena Area Green Designation Committee will review applications on a monthly basis and might ask for a site visit to view your green practices. If approved, you will:

  • Be recognized with an icon by your listing on VisitGalena.org for achieving the Green Lodging designation.
  • Receive a logo you can display on your Web site, social media and e-mail correspondence.
  • Receive a window applique to be displayed at your property.

The Green Lodging designation must be renewed annually.
The Green Lodging initiative was developed by the Galena Area Green Designation Committee, a committee of tourism, government and lodging representatives, Greater Galena Marketing Inc. and the City of Galena. It is primarily based on criteria from the My Green Galena Pledge and TripAdvisor GreenLeader programs.

 

Implementing criteria below might also qualify you for recognition on TripAdvisor.
If you have questions, please e-mail wrbell7@gmail.com.

 

The following is the criteria to be a part of the Green Lodging initiative. Please check the requirements that you meet, write a brief explanation under each and Submit.

 

Step 1 – Required – Complete #1-5

Green Lodging Application
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The City of Galena recommends monitoring water bills for sudden rises in use. Contact City Hall should this occur.
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The City of Galena recommends providing containers at convenient locations for recyclable products such as cardboard, newspapers, office/mixed papers, glass metal and plastics.
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VisitGalena and the City of Galena have established a "Green Certification Committee" that can help guide efforts to green your business. The Green Certification Committee will be providing an annual seminar for education.
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The Green Certification Committee can provide you with templates to help you Inform your customers about your efforts to meet the Green Lodging standards.
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The City of Galena recommends conducting regular maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration systems at least twice a year.

Step 2 - Choose 10 or more of the following #6-20

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The City of Galena recommends installing low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads and toilets.
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The City of Galena recommends installing low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads and toilets.
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You can save energy in various ways, including installation/use of more energy-efficient light fixtures, task lights and exit lights.
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It is recommended you purchase paper with post-consumer content.
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You should strive to reduce chemicals used, including measures such as using low-toxic cleaning products that meet Green Seal certification standards. Replace aerosols with pump dispensers, if available. Eliminate products that contain anti-bacterial agents such as Triclosan.
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The City recommends conducting a waste reduction assessment of solid waste streams. Composting should also be considered.
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The City of Galena's Web site offers a list of recyclable materials.
Did you know… The City of Galena offers details on how you can implement solid waste reduction and recycling measures on their Web site.
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You can reduce waste in various ways, including eliminating use of individual water bottles and Styrofoam.
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We can make a significant impact when we reuse materials wherever possible.
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You can reduce or eliminate use of pesticides by implementing Integrated Pest Management.
Did you know… You should conduct an annual assessment of your facility to identify ways to prevent pollution. You can find an assessment tool at www.epa.gov.
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The Green Certification Committee challenges you to check labels on cleaning products, building maintenance and other materials and seek safer alternatives.
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The City of Galena recently installed an EV charging station for public use at City Hall, 101 Green Street.
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Your local energy provider, Jo-Carroll Energy, might provide energy audits that can help you save money.