The Limerick Strand Hotel is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Eco-Label Award by Green Hospitality Ireland and a Silver Green Tourism Accreditation Award by Green Tourism Ireland.
These recognitions are a testament to the hotels unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The Green Hospitality Programme is the Irish Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. It was created to provide best practice environmental management advice and support to the sector. Green Tourism Ireland works to promote a greener, cleaner environment, for people, places, and our planet. They recognise and support eco-friendly achievements of tourism businesses with their internationally respected accreditation programme of Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards.
“We are delighted to be acknowledged for our efforts in reducing our ecological footprint and promoting eco-friendly practices within our establishment. Receiving the Eco-Label Award and a Silver Green Tourism Accreditation is not just an achievement, it is a pledge to our guests, our community, and the planet. It reaffirms our dedication to making conscientious choices that are committed to continually improving our environmental performance” said Interim General Manager, Imelda Lineen.
The Green Hospitality Awards are an internationally recognised third-party environmental & sustainability certification awards programme which has been running since 2004. It requires businesses to follow a set of defined criteria and implement an Environmental Management System which then builds towards a full sustainability programme. The criteria are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria, EU Ecolabel and the Sustainability Hospitality Alliance Hotel Carbon, Water and Waste Measurement methodologies.
Green Tourism Ireland’s Bronze/Silver/Gold Accreditation Awards are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally friendly practice and are a great way of progressing on a green journey as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors.
The Limerick Strand Hotel understands the importance of preserving the environment for future generations. They are dedicated to reducing energy consumption, minimizing waste, and conserving resources wherever possible. The hotel makes small but meaningful efforts to increase biodiversity within the hotel, and on hotel grounds. Recently they installed a bird nest and insect boxes, providing shelter and nesting facilities to many types of insects in all seasons. It may provide a temporary or permanent home for solitary bees or wasps or be a safe space for insects to hatch. All the bugs are essential to healthy ecosystems, pollination and soil quality and attract birds, for whom they have placed a new nesting box that will hopefully become home to chicks soon.
To re-enforce their commitment to the environment, they have recently appointed Kate Wieczorkiewicz as Back of House and Sustainability Manager. With over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality and retail sectors, Kate recently completed her studies in Environment, Sustainability and Climate at University College Cork and is keen to drive Limerick Strand Hotel’s sustainability programme forward.
Moreover, The Limerick Stand is determined to raise awareness amongst staff and guests about the importance of environmental conservation and will continue to educate and engage with their team and patrons, encouraging them to join in their mission to protect our precious planet.
The Limerick Strand Hotel is proud to be part of the solution. They are committed to upholding the Eco-Label Award standards and will keep striving to set an example in the hospitality industry.
“Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment, and we invite everyone to join us on this important journey towards a greener and more sustainable future”, added Imelda Lineen.
For details on The Limerick Strand Hotel please visit www.strandlimerick.ie.