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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS INSIDE THE HOTELS
Grecotel performs eco-auditing in its hotels. On the basis of its findings, improvements have been made in the following fields.
• Waste management (liquid & solid)
• Water & energy saving
• Pollution control
• Production of organic plants, flowers and vegetables in hotel gardens
• Alternative hotel gardening (avoidance of chemicals & pesticides)
• Composting
• Sustainable coastal management
• Environmental friendly purchasing policy
• Public awareness & communication (personnel, guests, associates, press)

APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE THE HOTELS
Protecting and highlighting natural, historical and cultural locations or monuments.

a) Natural Environment
• Blue Flags on the beaches of Grecotel hotels
• "Caretta caretta'' sea turtle nesting beaches in Rethymno, Crete & West Peloponnese
• Support environmental programmes which protect wild life & natural reserves

b) Historical & Cultural Heritage
• Ancient Eleftherna, Crete
• Saint Irene monastery, Crete

c) Agriculture Sector
• Agreco Farm Rethymno, Crete – the showcase of Grecotel agro-tourism
• Promotion of local, organic and traditional products in the hotel restaurants and mini markets
• Technical assistance to local producers

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS & TRAINING
To Grecotel Guests & Employees: Booklets, Information Leaflets, Seminars, Slide Shows, Hotel Brochures, Grecotel Magazine, Eco-cultural animation programme

To Local Communities, Institutions, Universities, Suppliers, NGO's, members of tourism sector: Workshops, Conference, Publications, Case Studies and Lectures in Tourism Schools, Press Conference, Support of NGO's Training Programmes

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