Green Concierge, which is conceived of and administered by environmental consulting firm HospitalityGreen, has been working with
Sustainable living has always been a core value for
Evadne Giannini, Principal of HospitalityGreen LLC, says, “
The GC Certification process is structured in three tiers (Bronze, Silver and Gold) – with each tier providing a realistic benchmark and advancement to subsequent tiers dependent upon a business’ commitment, their ongoing use of the RTT to track resource use, and their dedication to increasingly rigorous sustainable practices.
The GC Certification was recently recognized and ranked by Greenlodge.org as a Silver Tier Program, placing it within an elite group of national and international third party certification programs.
In addition to the certification program, the Green Concierge Project, through funding from the Empire State Development (ESD) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), provides free one-on-one technical assistance to over 150 tourism and lodging facilities in the Catskill Watershed Region to improve their operational economic and environmental sustainability practices.
HospitalityGreen LLC is a
Established in 1901 as one of the nation's first summer camps, Frost Valley YMCA now provides four seasons of outdoor, experiential and educational opportunities. Frost Valley YMCA is a 6,000 acre residential camping, environmental education, and conference center located in the heart of the “forever wild” Catskill Mountain Preserve and serves over 40,000 visitors per year.
For more information on HospitalityGreen and the Green Concierge Project, visit www.hospitalitygreen.com or call
Samantha Hoover, PR Director
Denise Owens, Director of Marketing & Communications
Frost Valley YMCA