The Pemberton Valley Lodge has taken home another accolade for its environmentally-friendly initiatives, as the local hotel was recently awarded gold status with Green Tourism Canada.
A Monday (Sept. 30) press release indicated that the lodge is the first in the region to achieve the certification and just the second in the entire province.
“It’s great to see our efforts being recognized,” said general manager David MacKenzie in the release. “To receive a designation shared by only one other hotel in all of B.C. is very exciting. It validates the hard work our staff and management does to ensure that we’re an eco-friendly, environmentally aware hotel.”
Green Tourism Canada, part of international Green Tourism Business Scheme based out of Scotland, awarded high scores to the hotel after third-party evaluations, said the release.
Among the initiatives highlighted by the organization were the lodge’s commitment to in-room and solid waste recycling, water conservation efforts such as low-flush toilets and aerated showers, LED lighting found inside and outside the hotel and electric-vehicle charging stations located on the property.
The Pemberton Valley Lodge has been recognized for its eco-friendly initiatives in the past. In 2012, the hotel was selected as Best Green Business at the Small Business B.C. awards.
“At Pemberton Valley Lodge, we’re inviting people to come and enjoy our valley’s beautiful environment,” said MacKenzie. “It just makes sense to take care of it.”