Green Meetings

Marriott International aspires to be the global leader that demonstrates how responsible hospitality management can be a positive force for the environment and create economic opportunities around the world, in the communities where we work and live!

Marriott Hotels & Resorts

  • Replaced light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs
  • Installed low-flow showerheads and toilets
  • Introduced water/energy saving linen program
  • Operates the most ENERGY STAR® certified properties in the industry, as part of Marriott's portfolio of brands
  • Involves its global workforce in eco-volunteerism

Meetings and Events

  • 100% Recycled Note Pads
  • Pens made from Recycled materials
  • Eco-Friendly Water Service
  • Meeting Room Recycling, where available
  • On-Line Event Menus
  • Recyclable Box Lunch Program
  • Paperless billing

Grand Hotel Marriott, Resort, Golf Club & Spa

  • Property Management System controls public space HVAC
  • Guest room HVAC automatically shuts off when patio doors are opened
  • Cooling towers recycle water used to cool condensers on HVAC chillers
  • Guest room lighting automatically shuts off when guests leave room
  • Eliminated harmful chemicals from cleaning supply (99.8% phosphate free)
  • Low-flow sinks & toilets
  • Certified organic skin care line
  • Paper, plastic, aluminum, batteries, steel, wood pallets, light bulbs, cork and printer cartridges recycled
  • Recycled over 478,000 lbs of glass (Nov. 2008 – Dec. 2013)
  • Recycling cardboard in bailer system
  • Styrofoam free
  • 15% reduction of landfill tonnage year over year (2008-2013)
  • Utilizing retention ponds for irrigation vs. city water
  • Providing green buffer areas to protect local habitats
  • Grow fresh produce & herbs in the Chef’s Garden used in meal preparation
  • Compost all vegetation debris for use in landscape
  • Locally sourced produce, honey, meats & cheese and source local vendors including the pottery used in the Grand Steakhouse
  • Audubon Society Certified Resort & Golf Club
  • ESCOC & Baldwin County Environmental Achievement Awards 2008-2009
  • Certified Alabama Eco-Star
  • Regular participants in Mobile Bay Coastal Clean-up & Weeks Bay Estuary Clean-up efforts

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