The Resort at Longboat Key Club has received the state's official "Green Lodging" certification, recognizing us as one of the premier environmentally conscientious lodging facilities here in Florida. The Florida "Green Lodging" Program was established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to encourage hotels and resorts to conserve and protect Florida's natural resources. By taking sustainable actions to reduce waste and conserve water, energy and other vital resources, our Gulf-front resort is helping to preserve the natural environment that is so important to the future of Florida - and to future generations, as well.
We're also proud to announce that Sarasota County has officially designated us a "Green Business Partner" - making us the very first resort and club to achieve this meaningful honor in our area! What's more, Longboat Key Club Moorings, our 291-slip deep-water marina, has also been recognized by the state of Florida for its environmentally friendly practices and procedures. Its designation as a "Clean Marina" is based on having demonstrated a commitment to implementing and maintaining a host of best management systems.
All in all, The Resort at Longboat Key Club has made a firm commitment to reducing our environmental footprint through water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction, clean air practices and communication.
- Offer guest optional linen re-use program for Sheets and Towels
- Use low-flow showerheads, faucets and commodes
- All suites are smoke free for Air Quality
- Signage requesting A/C is turned off when Sliding doors are open
- A/C’s are returned to preset temperature when vacant
- In room recycling is present for paper, glass, plastic and cardboard
- Recycled content is used in in-room napkins
- Utilize environmentally safe green cleaners in suites
- Installed black out drapes to shelter light from the protected sea turtles
- Keys are made of 100% recycled PVC and recycled after use
- Participation in Clean the World amenity recycling program www.cleantheworld.org
- High efficiency MERV8 A/C filters are used and changed 6 times a year
- A/C coil cleaning on a regular schedule at least once a year
- Solar Powered Golf Carts are used for guest transportation
- Recycling containers present throughout public areas of the Resort and Club
- CFL lighting is utilized
- Elimination of Plastic cups and Styrofoam
- Use recycled content paper for copying
- Utilize email for sending memo’s, reports, etc. unless a hard copy is specifically required.
- Use programmable thermostats in offices
- Added scanners to office areas to encourage scanning instead of copying.
- Encourage two sided copies.
- Require recycling of paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, printer cartridges and batteries in office and support areas throughout the Club and Resort
- Converted to Water coolers to reduce water bottle use
- Automated equipment added for timed golf cart charging during off-peak electric hours.
- Tees are completely biodegradable
- Cups used on course are biodegradable and free of Styrofoam
- Rewash stations for equipment are used with recycled water
- Designated as a “Florida Clean Marina” certifying as an environmentally friendly environment.
Food and Beverage
- Sands Pointe is 80% organic
- To-Go containers are made of completely biodegradable products and free of Styrofoam
- All areas where plastic cups were formally used now utilize corn resin products.
- Purchase food from local and organic growers whenever feasible.
- Send used oil for recycling
- Utilize environmentally friendly green cleaning materials
Sales and Check-In
- Email of confirmations is encouraged
- Recycled content paper is utilized for check-in materials (and re-used)
- 100% Recycled PVC key cards are used.
- Paperless TV check-out available
- Use drought tolerant plantings whenever possible
- Removal of invasive plants and trees
- Reduce watering schedules
- Return plant containers to growers for recycling
- Utilize recycled content cups in employee cafeteria
- Recycle hangers with our uniform cleaning company
- Encouraged to recycle at home