Membership

Saving YOU Money . . .

  • guidelinesFREE to members - A Comprehensive list (grown from 15 pages in 1993 to 159+ pages in 2011) of smart, practical information, ideas, techniques and options in our MEMBERSHIP CONSERVATION GUIDELINES AND IDEAS - WE GUARANTEE MORE MONEY WILL BE SAVED than the membership costs by implementing these ideas.
  • "Greening Newsletter" - just EIGHT easy-to-read, information-packed PAGES published six times a year. Keep up with the latest skinny on saving water, saving energy and reducing solid waste. Especially for hoteliers . . . savvy information, practical tips and hot ideas help you conserve and save. Earns rave comments and reports from enthusiastic members for the easy-read and up-to-the-minute useful articles. Some subjects past issues have covered are deregulation, FOG, swimming pool chlorination, clean air, mold and mildew, cleaning products, etc. FREE with membership!
  • MONEY-SAVING environmental products and services offered
  • CO-OP BUYING of ecological products
  • SHARED INFORMATION regarding money-saving, Earth-saving ideas

Making YOU Money . . .newsletters

  • BRINGING NEW BUSINESS TO YOUR DOORS both from GHA's web site (www.greenhotels.com) and from media attention. Our web site hits are solid at 40,000 TO 100,000 HITS A DAY every day with occasional spikes as high as 280,000 hits in a day!
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS BENEFITS from protecting YOUR environment attracts new guests to YOUR doors
  • Active pursuit of all GUESTROOM, RESTAURANT, MEETING AND CONVENTION BUSINESS for "Green" Hotels from all environmentally-active organizations, businesses and individuals
  • "GREEN" HOTELS ASSOCIATION® FLAGS for pole and front desk announce YOUR awareness
  • GUESTS ARE PERSUADED to come to your property by YOUR strong concern for our planet
  • ALL MEMBERS REFER OTHER MEMBERS!
  • PRAISE becomes dollars via return visits from ecologically-aware guests for YOUR awareness
  • REFERRAL of all members to meeting and convention planners, business travelers, tourists, tour guides, environmental groups and organizations
  • INTERNET listings, full contact information and hot links of all member properties reach out to travelers worldwide at www.greenhotels.com. The FREE Internet listing alone is worth the cost of membership!
Each one of our THREE most valuable assets (Guidelines & Ideas, newsletters and Internet
listings)
alone is worth GHA's minimal fees. GHA continues to serve green hoteliers
and green vendors by helping hotels save water, save energy and reduce solid waste, and
GHA continues to GUARANTEE that you will save more money than the membership costs.
Take advantage of GHA's incredibly valuable membership benefits and
SAVE MONEY by SENDING YOUR CHECK TODAY!

MEMBERSHIP CONSERVATION
GUIDELINES AND IDEAS

Following are some of "Green" Hotels Association®'s guidelines and ideas for saving water and energy and reducing solid waste in "Green" guestrooms:

GUESTROOMS:

  • "No smoking" room
  • No extra charge for "green" rooms
  • Low-flow sink aerators, toggle aerators
  • Low-flow showerhead (2.5 to 3.0 gpm)
  • 1.6 gpm toilet or toilet adaptations
  • Fluorescent lighting - thinner off-white vinyl-backed lampshades
  • Bulk dispensers for amenities (no small plastic bottles)
  • Amenities - 100% natural, biodegradable, vegetable-oil base, dye-free, natural scents or scent-free
  • Paper products - recycled, biodegradable, unbleached, natural scents or unscented, dye-free, paper packaging - use brown paper towels only
  • Cleaning products - non-toxic, phosphate-free, biodegradable, natural scents or unscented, dye-free, concentrated
  • Baking soda to clean sinks, tubs and toilets
  • Pumice stone removes toilet bowl hard water deposits without damage
  • Hot water - 125-130 degrees F (52-55 degrees C)
  • Linens changed between guests or on request only (towels on floor or in tub)
  • 100% organic cotton linens, undyed, unbleached
  • Extra blankets - room can be kept colder on winter nights if guests prefer
  • Laundry detergents - non-toxic, phosphate-free, biodegradable, unscented, dye-free, chlorine-free, concentrated, liquid, recycled packaging
  • Recycling notice for guest involvement
  • Glass water glasses, no paper covers
  • Ceiling fans, reversible
  • Cloth laundry bags (retired sheets), Baskets to return clean laundry
  • No styrofoam usage
  • Pest Control - cleanliness, preventatives, natural, non-toxic, not on a program
  • Ozone generators must be used carefully, i. e., the correct time period for the space
  • Air cleaners with carbon filters
  • Occupancy sensors to control lights, AC/heat, TV
  • Key switches to control power supply to AC/heat
  • Live potted plants keep air healthier
  • Require dry cleaners to recycle hangers, plastic film and related materials
  • Newly purchased furnishings of non-hardwoods

"Green" Hotels Association® members receive our 159+ page comprehensive, concise Membership Conservation Guidelines and Ideas booklet. The bulleted information is continually updated and expanded, so that at each renewal the booklet offers new information, new sections, new ideas. The smart, practical ideas included reveal methods, techniques and ideas on how to conserve and save in all of the following areas:

  • QUICK START TO HOTEL CONSERVATION
  • BEGINNING YOUR "GREENING" PROGRAM
  • EMPLOYEES
  • GUESTROOMS
  • Chemically-Sensitive Guest Requests
  • NO-SMOKING HOTELS
  • PUBLIC AREAS LAWN AND GARDEN
  • PEST CONTROL
  • RESTAURANTS / DINING AREAS / BARS
  • LAUNDRY
  • SWIMMING POOL
  • WATERFRONTS
  • SOLID WASTE
  • RECYCLING
  • Used Bar Soap
  • Composting
  • WASTE WATER
  • CLEAN AIR
  • NOISE CONTROL
  • OFFICES
  • MARKETING greenness
  • Create Visuals
  • MEMBER INTERNET SITE
  • MEMBER TO MEMBER
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
  • PURCHASING
  • MAINTENANCE
  • CONVENTIONS / MEETINGS
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION / REFURBISHING
  • COMMUNITY
  • GOVERNMENT / ORGANIZATION IDEAS
  • ECOTOURISM
  • INTERNET SITES OF INTEREST
  • PERIODICALS
  • CONTACTS
  • CALENDAR
  • ANNUAL EVENTS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS OF INTEREST
  • COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS
  • (62 pages)
  •  
  • FORMS
  • Energy Usage Analysis
  • Water Conservation
  • Electricity Usage Analysis
  • Water Usage Analysis
  • Solid Waste, Solid Savings
  • Solid Waste Hauling and Disposal Analysis
  • Solid Waste Analysis
  • Comparing Recyclers
  • Volume-to-Weight Conversions
  • Hotels' 4-R Checklist
  • Glossary of Waste Management Terms
  • Safe Cleaning Chemicals
  • Killer Chemicals
  • Ingredient Guide of Chemical Effects
  • Cleaning Chemical Inventory
  • Information Resources
  • Food Purchasing Analysis
  • Food Price Change Analysis, Monthly
  • (31 pages)
  •  
  • II. SOLUTIONS / RECIPES
  • (25 pages)
  •  
  • III. STATISTICS RE "GREENING" OF THE LODGING INDUSTRY
  • (21 pages)
  • IV. APPROVED VENDORS
  • (10 pages)
  •  
  • V. FINAL THOUGHTS
  • (9 pages)

MEMBER FLAGS

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POLE or LOBBY:
Item 19005: 5x3 feet: 1 - 5...$68 ea, 6 or more...$64 ea
Item 19006: 6x4 feet: 1 - 5...$72 ea, 6 or more...$68 ea

We suggest that the pole flags be flown below each of your other flags (Federal government, state government and/or franchise). We also suggest that the pole flags can be hung as a banner in the lobby or behind the front desk.

For full awareness, these beautiful outdoor flags should be flown on every pole below government and franchise flags.

White imprint on medium-dark green field.

flag(Click on Image to Enlarge)

Add 8.25% Sales Tax for shipping within Texas.

GHA Member Window StickerGHA MEMBER WINDOW STICKERS

For recognition of members' ecological awareness and your 2014 "Green" Hotels Association membership, every member is provided with a static-cling sticker that should be applied inside an entrance glass. Order extra stickers for every entrance on your property.

Item 90014: 3"x3" inches: $3 ea

Add 8.25% Sales Tax for shipping within Texas.

GHA Member Guestoom StickerNOW AVAILABLE!

GHA 2014 MEMBER GUESTROOM MIRROR STICKERS

Remind every guest, every client and every staff member everyday that yours is a green property with the NEW 2014 GHA Member Guestroom Stickers which are now in stock and ready to be shipped. By posting these stickers, you will remind everyone on your property every day of your property's important environmental stance.

Medium green ink, transparent background, 2"x2" inches. The sticker is static cling, so no glue is required. Simply remove the sticker from its backing and apply it to any mirror, glass, metal or plastic surface with a soft cloth at about eye level. The sticker can be removed to clean the surface, and replaced.

Order your 2014 "Green" Hotels Association Member Guestroom Stickers TODAY!

Item 91014: $1...each, 100-199...$0.90 each, 200-499...$0.80 each, 500+...$0.70 each

Add 8.25% Sales Tax for shipping within Texas.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

PARTNER MEMBER

Hotels committed to conserving water and energy and reducing solid waste.

SPECIAL BENEFITS FOR PARTNER MEMBERS:
  1. FREE TO MEMBERS: Our Comprehensive (159+ pages!) CONSERVATION GUIDELINES AND IDEAS. GHA GUARANTEES you will SAVE MORE MONEY than the membership costs by implementing these ideas.
  2. MONEY-SAVING environmental products and services offered.
  3. CO-OP BUYING of ecological products.
  4. SHARED INFORMATION regarding money-saving, Earth-saving ideas.
  5. BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER packed with greening information brings YOU savvy, smart ideas!
  6. PUBLIC RELATIONS BENEFITS from protecting YOUR environment attracts new guests to YOUR doors!
  7. Active pursuit of all GUESTROOM, RESTAURANT, MEETING AND CONVENTION BUSINESS for "green" hotels from all environmentally-active organizations, businesses and individuals.
  8. "Green" Hotels AssociationFLAGS for pole and front desk announce YOUR awareness.
  9. GUESTS ARE PERSUADED to come to your property by YOUR strong concern for our environment.
  10. PRAISE becomes dollars via return visits from ecologically-aware guests for YOUR awareness.
  11. REFERRAL of all members to meeting and convention planners, business travelers, tourists, tour guides, environmental groups and organizations.
  12. INTERNET listings, ads and media attention reach out to business and pleasure travelers worldwide at greenhotels.com resulting in tens of thousands of hits a day! This FREE listing alone is worth more than the cost of membership!
  13. One newsletter a year (Sep/Oct) is DEDICATED TO PARTNER MEMBER SUCCESS STORIES related to their successful and not-so-successful environmental efforts.


  14. Call 713/789-8889 or e-mail green@greenhotels.com for further information.

    COST OF PARTNER MEMBERSHIP:
    $1 per guestroom + $200 per year (12 months).
    Includes your logo or photo posted with your web listing.
    Add $25 for postage for any non-US address.

ALLY MEMBER

Vendors offering approved environmental products and services.

SPECIAL BENEFITS FOR ALLY MEMBERS:
  1. Internet, mailed and faxed listings of ALLY MEMBERS include descriptive text regarding the member's approved products and/or services.
  2. A complete company listing in bold text of all ALLY MEMBERS is included in our "APPROVED VENDORS" section of GHA's WEB SITE at www.greenhotels.com/appvvend.php.
  3. Your company listing at "APPROVED VENDORS" section of GHA's WEB SITE at www.greenhotels.com/appvvend.php includes a hot link to your website.
  4. A complete company listing in bold text of all ALLY MEMBERS is included in our "APPROVED VENDORS" section of our Membership Conservation Guidelines and Ideas booklet which will always be with the member hotel. Every member receives an updated version of the booklet each year at renewal.
  5. A quarter-page (about 200 words) article on the new ALLY MEMBER' and their product or service will be published in GHA's well-received, bi-monthly Greening Newsletter to provide a jump start with the hotel members.
  6. One newsletter a year (Jul/Aug) is DEDICATED TO ALLY MEMBER SUCCESS STORIES related to hotels regarding services and/or products.
  7. ALLY MEMBERS are always encouraged to submit non-self-serving articles on new "greening" practices, techniques and products for publication in the newsletter.
  8. Advertising opportunities available to ALLY MEMBERS ONLY. Advertise in GHA's newsletter. Advertise in GHA's printed catalog. Advertise on GHA's web site and in online catalog. Rent member and customer fax number and direct mail lists.

    Call 713/789-8889 or e-mail green@greenhotels.com for further information.

    COST OF ALLY MEMBERSHIP:
    Revenues under $1 million - $400/year (12 months),
    Revenues over $1 million - $500/year (12 months),
    Revenues over $5 million - $600/year (12 months).
    Includes your logo or photo posted with your web listing.
    Add $25 for postage for any non-US address.
How to Become an
Approved Vendor
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EDUCATOR MEMBER

Faculty and public employees interested in "green" programs in the hospitality industry.
Faculty and Public Employees $250/year (12 months).
Includes your logo or photo posted with your web listing.
Add $25 for postage for any non-US address.

ENVIRONMENTALIST MEMBER

Organizations and associations interested in Earth-saving ideas and wishing to support "Green" Hotels Association® members.
Organizations/Associations: Up to 50 employees - $400/year (12 months); 51+ employees - $500/year.
Includes your logo or photo posted with your web listing.
Add $25 for postage for any non-US address.

TRAVELER MEMBER

Individuals, tourists, business travelers, those interested in supporting "green" hotels and travel.
$50/year. (Add $10 for postage for any non-US address.)

YES! I want to join!
"Green" Hotels Association® Membership Application Form:

Property/Name: ___________________________________
________________________________________________

No. Floors: ______________ No. Rooms: ______________

Address: ________________________________________
________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ___________________________________
________________________________________________

Phone No.: ______________________________________

Fax No.: ________________________________________

Reservations No.: _________________________________

Contact/Title: _____________________________________
________________________________________________

Internet Address: __________________________________

e-mail Address: ___________________________________

Member Level: ___________________________________

Fill out and Mail with Your Check TODAY!
P. O. Box 420212, Houston, TX 77242-0212 USA


INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT NOTE:
Please make payment by check drawn on a US bank, a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card or add $30 to a non-US check. (Our bank charges us $30 to process checks drawn on banks outside the US.)

BANKING - WIRE TRANSFERS
Some international customers wish to pay via wire transfer. Please add $25 to your total invoice for charges taken by your banking entities. There are no US fees for wire transfers incoming to us. GHA's banking info for wire transfers may be obtained by e-mailing green@greenhotels.com.

 HOW TO BECOME AN APPROVED VENDOR CLOSE
GHA's Approved Vendors are all Ally Members of "Green" Hotels Association®. We ask all prospective Ally Members to send us information on their green product or service. You can e-mail links to webpages you'd like us to see. We assess what you send, and, generally, respond with an invitation to join. We tell everyone that none of us can be green without the vendors offering their green products and services—they're absolutely critical to greening.

We would be very pleased to have your business join "Green" Hotels Association® as an Ally Member. Please see www.greenhotels.com/memship.php to learn more about the features and benefits of Ally Membership. See www.greenhotels.com/appvvend.php to see our list of Ally Members by categories along with their attention-grabbing logos.

Below are downloadable .pdf files of our membership brochure, application and benefits page for your convenience.

The media has always been extremely good to GHA, and we are very grateful. The media attention lifts all of our members and brings new business to our members' green doors. Web statistics regarding unique visitors and hits are posted on our home page, and verify the impact GHA has had on environmental aspects of the hospitality industry resulting from our almost 20-year history.

GHA wants to know about the greenness of your product or service. We want Ally Members to have an environmental webpage explaining why the product or service they are marketing is green. We insist that browsers from GHA's website be able to immediately find the green products or services of the vendor. Also, we think it's very important that vendors provide information on how green your business is internally. So, GHA always suggests that Ally Members also have environmental webpages on the greenness of the business internally so that prospective clients and customers know that you are walking the talk.

We look forward to having your company join our elite corps of green vendors working to provide green products and services to hoteliers interested in protecting our environment. Please do let me know if you have further questions or concerns.

Thinking "green", Patty Griffin, President and Founder, "Green" Hotels Association®

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