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ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES at Our Disney Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is proud to announce that it has been designated as a Florida Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and its cast members are committed to protecting the environment by conserving natural resources, reducing waste, and minimizing pollution. We also provide opportunities for guests to participate in our public areas, guest rooms and via room key recycling programs.

The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary state initiative that provides the lodging industry with free technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving “green” practices that reduce waste, conserve natural resources and improve the bottom line.

BE GREEN AND SAVE GREEN!

We are pleased to offer you the option to decline housekeeping service during your stay, excluding the night prior to checkout. Service will automatically be provided every fourth day of your stay. For each day you help us conserve natural resources, we will provide a $5 food and beverage voucher for use at our resort OR 500 SPG ® Starpoints redeemable at check out. To opt-in to this program, dial extension 5678 from your guest room telephone by 2am. If you decide to resume service, please contact Guest Services at extension 0.

Listing by Department of Current Green Practices:

All Departments/Operations

  • Recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum
  • Recycle print cartridges
  • All registration on arrival is paperless
  • White copy/printing paper is minimum 30% post consumer content
  • Colored copy/printing paper is minimum 30% post consumer content
  • Lighting/computer equipment in all areas turned off when not in use
  • Computer monitors programmed to turn off after a period of inactivity
  • Audio Visual equipment turned off daily and when not in use
  • Recycled room key
  • Use of post consumer content for office supplies
  • Use e-mail instead of paper for communication and documentation
  • All administrative areas recycle
  • All public areas option for guest participation in recycling
  • Mandatory reports are reduced to as needed: old reports are reused and recycled
  • Recycling programs for light bulbs and batteries are in place
  • Non-smoking facility

Audio Visual (Presentation Services)

  • Business Center office equipment turned off daily after business hours
  • Flipchart pads are made from post consumer recycled material

Housekeeping

  • Bed linens changed only upon guest requests (part of water/energy conservation effects)
  • Towels replaced only upon request allowing guests the option to re-use existing towels
  • In room recycling available for guests
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used

Stewarding

  • Dish washing machines shut down between washes when business levels are low

Purchasing

  • Double-sided printing to all network printers
  • All ink/printer cartridges are recycled
  • Pallets are picked up for reuse or repair instead of dumping
  • Paper products are 30%-40% recyclable

Banquet/Restaurants/Outlets

  • All light panels in meeting rooms are on dimmers, allowing users to select the most efficient setting based on the event
  • Lighting in all rooms is shut off when not in use
  • Air conditioning is maintained by the status of room
  • Single stream waste generated from meetings: paper, aluminum, plastic bottles, cardboard in partnership with Reedy Creek company
  • Reusable items left by groups donated when applicable
  • Biodegradable corn based beverage ware (upon request) in banquet areas
  • Food not consumed for meetings is provided to hotel associates free of charge or donated to charities
  • Whenever possible the use of single use containers is avoided
  • Organic foods are an option if the guest desires it in Banquets & Room Service (advance notification)
  • Vegetarian options are available in the hotel for meetings and restaurants
  • Local food products can be offered but options are limited due to short growing season limiting carbon offset for shipping
  • Gas, lights, computers are turned off
  • Kitchen grease is picked up by recycling agency

Engineering

  • Energy Management System to control all mechanical, HVAC, chiller and boiler systems, and pumping station for efficiency
  • 1.6 gallon per flush toilets in all rooms and guest areas. Automated flush
  • Low flow faucet aerators installed throughout the building and all guest rooms. Automated faucets
  • Motion controlled lighting devices being installed in all administrative areas
  • Use of environmentally friendly paints
  • Pest control company held to use of IPM integrated products (environmentally friendly)
  • MERV 8 rated air conditioning filters utilized in guest rooms

Sales/Catering

  • Utilize e-mail instead of direct mail when possible
  • Scan and e-mail instead of fax
  • Utilize office products derived from post consumer content