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April 16, 2019
Afterall the campground experience is all about uniting with the outdoors and celebrating nature — so introducing more environmental and ethic-friendly practices to your campground only makes sense.
Here are some key strategies to strengthen your park’s eco and ethical footprint. Once you start, remember to get the message across to potential guests by highlighting your commitment on your website, third channel booking sites, social media and in press releases. It matters—campers (especially millennials and GenZ) tend to be more environmentally conscious than ever and establishing your park as a green destination may be just what you need to boost reservations. A great example of promoting this movement is KOA®’s Kamp Green program, which encourages their campgrounds to adopt environmentally positive changes and then awards owners with one, two or three-leaf icons. The parks are then included in a search engine for campers seeking eco-friendly properties.
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If financially feasible, start replacing your campground’s older, less energy efficient appliances and fixtures with today’s most energy-efficient models—and in some cases, enhance your upgrades with other smart strategies (i.e. install occupancy sensors on lighting in common areas). Here are some of the most important appliance/fixture upgrades to consider.
Upgrade your campground’s buying practices so the products you use and sell fit your new eco and ethically conscious practices.
Create a more enviornmentally conscious process for your team. They should be savvy about wasteful behavior and knowledgeable about ways to improve their efficiency.
Reduce, Resuse, Recycle. This is such an important concept for campgrounds that can make a tremendous impact on our nation's landfills. Here are some guidelines to help you cut back on waste and keep your campground (and the planet) looking beautiful!
Remember, change comes in small steps—and no one expects an eco-friendly overhaul in a year. But every green step your campground takes can make a difference to the environment and in your overhead. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to show your environmentally and ethically conscious guests that your property supports a better, more sustainable world.
Do you have an eco-friendly policy in place at your property? Let us know what green strategies you follow!