Accession Number : ADA298531

Title :   'Green' Initiatives in tbe Civilian Lodging Industry Adapted for Use by U.S. Air Force Lodging Operations,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Weatherspoon, Kathleen E.

PDF Url : ADA298531

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The hospitality industry has never been considered a major proponent of environmental consciousness. For the lodging industry, the very nature of the services provided produce vast amounts of solid waste while using astronomical resources during day to day operations. However, an increasing awareness about the importance of environmental conservation has occurred on a global scale. Factors including increased legislation and changing consumer attitudes have prompted many in the lodging industry to pursue 'environmentally friendly' practices. This study reviewed the literature concerning society's increasing environmental awareness: the concept of sustainable development, and the greening of the United States Air Force and the lodging industry. Recognized lodging green leaders were also personally contacted to gather pertinent information. Air Force lodging operations are patterned after lodging industry standards. With the increasing emphasis on the environment across American society, including emphasis within the Air Force, it was determined a study of civilian lodging green initiatives could benefit Air Force lodging operations. The study focused specifically on the areas of energy conservation: solid waste minimization, and water conservation. From the information gathered: utilizing the knowledge and experiences of successful green lodging initiatives, the GO GREEN program was developed. GO GREEN is a set of guiding principles developed to ensure successful development, implementation and maintenance of new green initiatives or expansion of existing green programs. To accompany GO GREEN, a series of checklists adapting civilian lodging initiatives for use by Air Force lodging operations was created.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AIR FORCE, GLOBAL, ENVIRONMENTS, LEADERSHIP, SHELTERS, STANDARDS, RESOURCES, ASTRONOMY, CONSERVATION, SOLID WASTES, ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMERS, LEGISLATION, AWARENESS, CONSCIOUSNESS, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, AUDITING, WATER CONSERVATION.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE