our mission

Boston Green Tourism’s mission is to help hotels improve their environmental performance, lower their operating costs and attract more guests.

what we do

Boston Green Tourism is a membership organization for Boston area hotels, an organizer of green hospitality workshops across the US, a consultant to hotels and companies that serve hotels, and a support to the Boston Green Ribbon Commission. 

1. Boston Green Tourism (BGT) is a membership organization for Boston area hotels.

​We help hotels:

. reduce energy, water and waste - and the associated operating costs
. improve indoor air quality
. choose greener transportation alternatives
. stay current with greener food options
​. attract meeting, corporate, and leisure visitors based on their environmental

​We do this by:

. organizing 8-10 green hotel workshops a year
. publishing a newsletter
. making presentations on How US Hotels Save Money and Attract Business by Going Green
. helping hotels secure utility incentives and tax breaks
. introducing hoteliers to qualified vendors
​. helping hoteliers connect with each other to discuss their successes and challenges​​

BGT member hotels have made remarkable achievements. Some have cut energy and water use by over 40% and achieve recycling rates over 50%. They have been early adopters of new green technology and practices. They have earned over 40 green certifications.

2. BGT organizes green hospitality workshops.

BGT has organized dozens of green hospitality workshops and webinars for hoteliers, environmental professionals and vendors in over 20 states.

3. BGT consults to hotels and green vendors who serve hotels.

BGT consults with hotel managers and green teams. We also make presentations to engineering firms on how to help hotels reduce energy and water use.

4. BGT works with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission.

We assist the Boston Green Ribbon Commission with projects that help the City of Boston achieve its climate change goal.

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To find presentations and articles about greening your property, see the Index of PowerPoint Presentations or the Index of Newsletter Articles.


The links below will connect you to the newsletters in which these articles appear.

Saunders Hotel Group Wins EPA Green Power Leadership Award
BERDO Goes Live: Boston Building Energy Information Posted Online

Sheraton Recognized for Largest Energy Reduction in 2014

National Grid Offers 70% Subsidy for EcoThermal Filter Systems

Melink Intelli-Hood Bags 2015 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award

A Better City Releases Document and Toolkit, Enhancing Resilience in Boston: A Guide for Large Buildings and Institutions

Green Leasing: An Effective Tenant/Landlord Strategy for Energy Efficiency

Saunders Hotel Group Joins EPA's Food Recovery Challenge

Dan Ruben Receives Sustainable Lodging "Person of the Year" Award for Work with Boston Green Tourism

Massachusetts Most Energy Efficient State for Fourth Year in a Row

EcoThermal Filters Earns Green Restaurant Association Endorsement

Two Saunders Hotel Group Properties to Unveil EV Charging Stations

Seaport Hotel's Tamo Bistro & Bar Earns Green Restaurant Certification

Cambridge to Require Energy Benchmarking

. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Expansion to be LEED Certified

Hostelling International Boston Awarded LEED Silver Rating

New Video about the Lenox Hotel's Food Waste Diversion Program

Energy Star Label Given to Clothes Dryers for First Time

. Hostelling International Boston Cited as One of Top Five Green Buildings in Boston

. W Boston Hotel and Irving House Achieve TripAdvisor GreenLeader Platinum

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