What is it?

The Inspired by Nature Program is our commitment to ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY at The Palms Hotel & Spa. It sets the standards and provides the guidelines to make our operation as eco-friendly as possible to minimize our impact on the environment, both locally and globally. 

YOU PLAY AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE PROGRAM!

PLEASE TAKE PART IN OUR EFFORTS TO:

Refuse

STYROFOAM 
PLASTIC STRAWS
  SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS, BOTTLES, CONTAINERS & UTENSILS

Reduce

USE WATER
  • Limit the amount of water you use. Don’t leave the faucet running!
  • Enforce our in-room towel and linen reuse programs. Each towel reused saves 3 gallons and each linen reused saves 4 gallons of water!
  • If there is a leaky faucet or runny toilet in the hotel, let your supervisor know.
USE OF ENERGY
  • Keep temperature in offices, guest & meeting rooms at 75F.
  • Switch off lights, fans, radios and screens when leaving offices, guest or meeting rooms.
  • DO NOT SWITCH OFF COMPUTERS OR PRINTERS.
USE OF PLASTIC
  • Avoid using single-use plastic containers (such as bottled water).
  • Avoid single-use coffee and drinks cups. Bring your own cup.
  • Say no to single-use plastic cutlery!
  • Avoid purchasing supplies wrapped in excess plastic or Styrofoam.
USE OF PAPER
  • Think twice before printing! Consider if printing really is necessary.
  • Print double-sided – unless one-sided printing is necessary.
  • Reuse paper for note taking.
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
  • Consider public transportation, electric scooters or biking if you live nearby. 
  • Consider car pooling or purchasing an electric car if you are commuting by car.
  • Buy locally produced food, drinks, clothing and gifts.

Reuse

Aim to reduce the amount of plastic you use and the amount of trash you produce. Opt for reusable containers, bags, cups, straws and mugs rather than disposable ones.

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Recycle

Use designated recycling bins for:

  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper (including paper water cups)
  • Plastic (bottles and containers)
  • Cardboard (including juice & milk containers)

Note: Only place CLEAN items into recycling containers

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Recycle Plastic Bags

Use green plastic bag recycling bins for all kinds of plastic wrapping including:

  • All plastic bags including dry cleaning and linen bags
  • Plastic packaging (like that covering toilet paper, napkins and paper towels)
  • Overwrap from shipping cases and other and plastic wrap
  • Ziploc and other re-sealable bags (without the zipper)
  • Bread and produce bags
  • Cereal bags (not the ones that come in a box)
  • Newspaper sleeves, ice bags, salt bags
Note: Only place CLEAN items into recycling containers
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Do Not Recycle

  • Trash
  • Food
  • Styrofoam
  • Disposable cutlery (plastic, cornstarch, wood)
  • Bio plastics
  • Compostable disposables
  • Disposable coffee cups, drink cups, or containers that are not clean

Drop Off:

  • At Engineering: Used Batteries and broken lightbulbs. 
  • At Housekeeping: Metal dry cleaning hangers.
  • At IT: Used and broken electronics. 
  • At Receiving: Used Toner cartridges. 
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Dispose

Dispose of anything that cannot be reused or recycled into trash cans. Don’t litter!

Remember: all litter on our streets and sidewalks will end up in the bay! This includes cigarette butts.

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Do Your Part!

  • Pick up trash when you go to the beach or park.
  • Participate at a community or hotel beach clean-up.
  • Get involved in other social initiatives to help the community.

Email us with any suggestions at green@thepalmshotel.com