Accession Number : ADA300183

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

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Weatherspoon, Kathleen E.

PDF Url : ADA300183

Report Date : 20 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 103

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.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *CONSERVATION, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENTS, LEADERSHIP, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SCALE, RESOURCES, ASTRONOMY, SOLID WASTES, CONSUMERS, LEGISLATION, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AWARENESS, CONSCIOUSNESS.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE