Green Policy

Join us in our efforts to reduce waste, reduce our carbon footprint, and
provide our community and guests with a healthy environment.

The Greenporter Hotel is a proud member of the “Green” Hotels Association®. We take great pride in helping protect our planet and go to great lengths to ensure our business supports a sustainable environment.

The Greenporter Hotel’s Green initiatives in our 30 guestrooms and grounds include:

  • Smoke-free guestrooms
  • Energy-saving light bulbs
  • Energy star appliances in rooms
  • Earth-friendly room amenities
  • House-blended organic cleaning products for floors, walls, surfaces and windows
  • 100% cotton linens with high thread count for a longer-lasting life
  • High Efficiency laundry equipment and use high efficiency laundry detergent
  • Re-purposing of old linens for cleaning
  • Recycling of printer paper, using both sides for use in office and restaurant menus
  • Use of recycled paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues for property
  • Provision of extra amenities (toothbrush, razor, ear plugs, conditioner & shower caps) upon request only
  • Water and energy saving program asking guests to consider reusing towels during their stay
  • Painted walls that resist mold & mildew (rather than vinyl wall coverings)
  • Turn heat/ac off when guest is not occupying the room
  • Floor covering: Hardwood flooring in East Wing and laminate flooring and carpeting made from recycled materials in West Wing.
  • High-grade mattresses with duration of 8-10 years
  • No usage of Styrofoam
  • Manually pushed (not driven) lawn mower
  • Sweep sidewalks instead of hosing them with water
  • Biodegradable, disposable to-go containers
  • Donate our cooking oil for recycling
  • Cook with local and organic products
  • Cook with local vegetables & produce
  • Sell local wines and variety of sustainably grown international wines
  • Gas-burning fireplace in breakfast area
  • Thermostat-controlled dishwasher
  • Washable aprons and cloth napkins
  • Paper napkins offered for breakfast service
  • Grease traps in all waste pipes
  • Bake our own muffins and pastries to reduce waste and transportation costs of packaged products
  • Buy dry goods and non-perishables in bulk to save gas and reduce Carbon footprint
  • Use vacuum pots, rather than hot plates, to keep coffee & tea warm
  • Use leftover melted ice from kitchen for watering plants & landscape
  • Compost vegetable peels, coffee grounds and other organic materials for garden
  • Built, operate, and maintain a mini greenhouse made from recycled building materials to provide fresh herbs to customers for dishes and cocktails year round
  • Well water used for irrigation system for our gardens and lawn
  • In walking distance of Hampton Jitney, a green-certified mass transportation provider, which removes hundreds of vehicles from the road, greatly reducing carbon emissions.

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Rooms & Amenities

Guest rooms are smoke-free and utilize energy-saving lightbulbs and ENERGY STAR certified appliances. Amenities are earth-friendly and all cleaning products are house-blended. Linens are 100% cotton for longevity and washed with high-efficiency laundry equipment and detergent. We use painted walls as opposed to vinyl to prevent mold and mildew, and carpeting is made of recycled materials.

Cuisine

All food is cooked with locally-grown organic products. We offer local and international sustainably-grown wines. To-go containers are biodegradable–no styrofoam. Pastries are baked in house to avoid transportation cost and waste. We use a gas-burning fireplace in the breakfast area as well as a thermostat-controlled dishwasher. All dry goods and non-perishables are bought in bulk to reduce carbon footprint.

Grounds

Well water and leftover ice from kitchen is used to water garden and landscape. Grease traps are present in all waste pipes. Vegetable peels, coffee grounds and other organic materials are composted for gardening. We built, operate, and maintain a mini greenhouse made from recycled building materials to provide fresh herbs to customers for dishes and cocktails year round. We are in walking distance of Hampton Jitney, a green-certified mass transportation provider, which removes hundreds of vehicles from the road, greatly reducing carbon emissions.

Green Hotel Association

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