Travel Green Certification for Door County’s Landmark Resort
Travel Green Wisconsin – The Landmark Resort
The Landmark Resort is proud to be recognized by the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative with their Travel Green Wisconsin certification.
Why choose a Travel Green Wisconsin certified business?
Travel Green Wisconsin has its roots in Wisconsin’s heritage. A traveler is following the principles of Wisconsin’s John Muir, Aldo Leopold and Gaylord Nelson.
The Travel Green Wisconsin certified businesses are working hard to do their part in protecting our environment for today and future generations. Investing in them means an investment in a sustainable future. Certified businesses offer an opportunity to learn about sustainable practices that you can also apply in your own home.
To earn certification, the Landmark Resort had to supply the Department of Tourism with a Baseline Environmental Performance Assessment. The baseline collects information about the amount of energy, fuel, water, and solid waste that the resort consumed during the last calendar year. Next, the resort had to commit to enough sustainable business practices found within the Travel Green Wisconsin checklist to accumulate 30 or more points.
These practices include:
* Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
* Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling
* Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Management
* Water Conservation and Wastewater Management
* Air Quality
* Wildlife and Landscape Conservation and Management
* Local Community Benefits
To create a program comprehensive enough to be relevant across the very diverse tourism industry, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism decided to allow participants to be “ecopreneurial” and adopt the practices that make the most sense for their operation. Applicants are required to reach a minimum of 30 points to earn Travel Green Wisconsin certification, five or more of those points need to be achieved in the “Communication and Education” section.
Door County’s Landmark Resort is proud to have upgraded all air conditioning units in 2013. These high-efficiency units provide greater comfort to guests, and use less energy.
High-efficiency, low flush toilets were installed throughout the resort in May, 2015. The toilets use 1.28 gallons per flush.
Electric vehicle charging stations were installed in August, 2016. One unit is for a standard electric vehicle hook-up, and the second unit is for a Tesla brand hook-up.
Our Travel Certification biennial renewal was completed in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
TripAdvisor awarded the Landmark Resort the Green Leaders award.
Green initiatives and recycling are a big part of the resort’s everyday operations.