Embracing sustainability as a hotel operator is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your business. By taking steps towards sustainability, you can attract eco-conscious guests, reduce operational costs, and contribute to a greener future. The first crucial step on this journey is to engage your team. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of creating a Green Team and how it can lead you towards a successful sustainability action plan.
Step 1 - Engage Your Team: Your Green Team will play a pivotal role in driving sustainability initiatives within your hotel. Comprising enthusiastic individuals from different departments, this team will be responsible for creating and executing your sustainability action plan. Here's how you can engage your team effectively:
Benefits of Having a Green Team: Apart from driving your sustainability action plan, a Green Team offers several additional benefits for your hotel:
Pro Tip: Once your Green Team has developed an action plan, integrate sustainability into regular management and team meetings. By sharing updates, delegating tasks, and tracking progress, sustainability becomes ingrained in your hotel's culture, similar to health and safety practices.
Engaging your team through the formation of a Green Team is the crucial first step in starting your sustainability journey as a hotel operator. By bringing together passionate individuals from various departments, you can create and execute a comprehensive sustainability action plan. The Green Team will not only drive positive change within your hotel but also attract top talent, boost employee morale, and generate cost savings. Begin your sustainability journey today and explore the BCHA Sustainability Playbook for step-by-step guidance on the next stages of your transformative path.
THE BCHA SUSTAINBILITY PLAYBOOK!
To explore the BCHA Sustainability Playbook and access step-by-step guidance for your sustainability journey, visit the resource section in the BCHA Member Portal. Start engaging your team, and together, let's create a greener and more sustainable future for your hotel.