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.


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

. Climate Resilience Guidelines Released by A Better City

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection cracks down on recyclables in the trash

Carbon Free Boston Report Released; Implications for Hotels

MA DPU Approves 2019 - 2021 Energy Efficiency Plan; Incentives Introduced for Energy Storage and Peak Demand Reduction

Boston's Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel's Waste Management Program: Portrayed in a New Video and Case Study

Hilton to cut environmental footprint in half and to double social impact investment

Walsh: Despite cost, city must stem climate change tide

Hubway Will Become Blue Bikes, and the Fleet Will Grow

Fighting Food Waste in Hotels: AHLA Introduces Website and Toolkit 

Third Year of Building Energy Data Disclosure Released 

Carbon Free Boston Launched 

. Climate Ready Boston Introduces Maps that Reveal Street by Street Vulnerabilities  

Boston Medical Center and Partners HealthCare Chiefs Urge Civic Leaders to Set Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals

. Better Buildings Challenge SWAP: Boston vs. Atlanta

. World Wildlife Fund, AH&LA and The Rockefeller Foundation Bring Hotel Brands Together to Prevent Hotel Food Waste

. Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan Released

Climate Ready Boston Report Released

Boston Posts 2016 Building Energy Data Online

EPA to Revise Energy Star Portfolio Manager Rating System for Lodging Industry


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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.

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