Getting Started with Green Hospitality

South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance – 2014 Spring Webinar Series This Webinar was recorded on February 6, 2014

View this Webinar on the ESRC YouTube Channel


Through its sheer size, South Carolina’s hospitality industry has a huge impact not only on the state’s economy, but also on its environment. This webinar is the first in a series designed to help South Carolina’s hotels and restaurants reduce their environmental footprint. In just 30 minutes you will:

  • learn about the benefits of sustainability for restaurants and lodging facilities;
  • understand how the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance can help you adopt sustainable practices to improve your marketability and your bottom line; and
  • hear about an industry professional’s experience with managing an environmentally friendly hotel and why going green made sense for her facility.

This webinar is part of the 2014 Spring Webinar Series presented by the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance, a program of the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association and the S.C. Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling designed to help hotels, motels and restaurants go green. To learn more about the series, visit DHEC’s Green Hospitality Program web site.

Return to the Green Hospitality Webinars page.


Presentation: What is the Green Hospitality Alliance?
Start Time: 0:05:02
Duration: 7 minutes

Anne McGovern
Green Hospitality Program Manager
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
Office of Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling

Provided an overview of the Green Hospitality Alliance and the benefits of implementing sustainable practices to restaurant and lodging operations.

Presentation: Sustainable Construction and Operations in the Hospitality Industry
Start Time: 0:11:50
Duration: 15 minutes

Hema Patel
Courtesy Management

Shared experiences and considerations for integrating sustainable technologies and practices into the LEED certified Holiday Inn and Suites in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Presentation: Questions & Answers
Start Time: 0:27:03
Duration: 4 minutes

During this segment of the Webinar, questions were fielded by the presenters relating to specific aspects of the green hospitality information they provided.