There are 3 properties currently listed in Sisters. At this time there are 2 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 2 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Best Western Ponderosa Lodge has been awarded a 1 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Best Western Ponderosa Lodge completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Best Western Ponderosa Lodge employs 19 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Best Western Ponderosa Lodge please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
We had a program in place prior to this, however in 2009 we have formalized the program, as has Best Western.
Currently we are having our vendors providing eco-sensitive products and pricing to evaluate the possibility of making changes where possible. This is in compostible products and chemicals.
As we grear up for the season, there will be an all staff meeting to cover our Eco initiatives, objectives, and reponsibility.