Environmental awareness allowed Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina to renew their Florida Green Lodging Designation. The hotel in Fort Myers Beach, now a 2-Palm status property with the program, is recognized for implementing nature programs, adding electric car charging station and for planting vegetation to prevent erosion.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched the program in 2004 as a voluntary initiative to recognize facilities in the hospitality industry that utilize efforts to conserve and protect the state’s natural resources. To qualify and receive a designation in the program, facilities must implement numerous environmental practices in communication and education (customers, employees and public); waste reduction (reusing and recycling); water conservation; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality.
The state has praised the Fort Myers resort for efforts that include installing a trash compactor and cardboard separator, adding an electric car charging station, implementing nature programs with an on-site master naturalist, planting 10,000 plants on the beach to prevent erosion and hosting a water conservation community event. Pink Shell also recycles all paper, glass, cardboard, electronics, cooking oil and batteries while boasting a green team that meets once a month to discuss ongoing initiatives.
Located along 12 beautiful acres across the Gulf of Mexico, the Fort Myers Beach hotel is dedicated to protecting its surroundings. In addition to the sugary-white sand beach, the property boasts a 41-slip marina on Estero Bay, ranked in the Top 25 Places to Tie Up in North America. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina sits along a quarter mile of sugary-white sands with 213 beachfront studio and condo-style accommodations overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the barrier islands of South West Florida, Sanibel and Captiva.
SOURCE:Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina/ PRNewswire