1. Explore and install energy-saving technologies
It has been estimated that a huge part of commercial kitchen's environmental impacts can be directly related to overconsumption—including energy usage.
Installing energy-efficient appliances such as a commercial dishwasher can make a difference for both the environment and your operations bottom line. Allowing you to be more attractive to your customers and offer the best secure pricing structure.
2. Create a green team
Ask interested employees in each department to participate in a "Green team" to take the lead in suggesting eco-friendly best practices in their area. This gives these employees a sense of ownership of green strategies and more commitment to long-term adoption.
Do not forget to acknowledge their efforts, such as with a small certificate, a special lunch, or gift cards…
3. Encourage customers to be green
If you are a hotel, put cards in each room asking guests to turn out the lights when they leave, or reuse towels if possible. Make recycling bins readily available to guests and be sure that they are aware of your green programs. When guests see that your hotel is making every effort to help the environment, they will generally want to do their part as well.
For those hotels looking to do even more, consider loaning or renting bicycles to guests, or look into installing a bike-sharing station.