IUCN 2016 Green Hotels Initiative

The Hawaii Green Business Program team worked with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Green Team and the Sustainability Working Group in Hawaii, to ensure that the event’s lodging partners were properties participating in the Hawaii Green Business Program or the IUCN’s Green Hotels Initiative.

A total of 16 entities were recognized in the Hawaii Green Business Program Governor’s Award ceremonies in 2016, achieving the IUCN’s Green Hotels Initiative level one, two or three designation by completing the Green Hotel Checklist, participating in a verification site visit, committing to mentoring at least one other business and presenting at the Annual Green Hotel Forum.

IUCN Green Hotels Initiative Fact Sheet (PDF)

IUCN Green Hotels Initiative Green Actions Checklist (PDF)


IUCN Local Food Vendors (PDF)

Hawaii Green Business Program Screening (PDF)

Hawaii Green Business Program (PDF)

IUCN Green Hotels Initiative group photo