NERC completed an EPA Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) — funded grant to conduct a 28-month demonstration project on source reduction, food rescue and diversion, recycling and pollution prevention at Vermont hotels. NERC’s partners for this project were the Green Hotels in the Green Mountain program, the Vermont Food Bank, and the Vermont Convention Bureau.
The participant hotels in this project included: the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont; and the Comfort Inn & Suites in Waterbury, Vermont. NERC and the Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State program provided the hotels with direct technical assistance and staff training on how to be environmental stewards, save money, and how the hotel could become a member of the Green Hotels Program.
The project included the completion of four new resources for working on waste management issues with hotels. These include:
Partners: Comfort Inn & Suites (St. Johnsbury, Vermont) and Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center (Burlington, Vermont).
For more information, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director and Project Manager.