There are 13 properties currently listed in Marco Island. At this time there are 2 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 2 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Marco Island Lakeside Inn has been awarded a Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Marco Island Lakeside Inn 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, Marco Island Lakeside Inn employs 18 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Marco Island Lakeside Inn please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Although we have a lot of local native plants , such as Palm trees, etc, that make our property appear lush- we do no watering at all. We let nature water everything in the rainy season and leave it alone in the dry season. What doesnt survive wasnt meant to be here.
As a matter of course, we change sheets only after every 3 nights a guest stay with us and we replace only the towels that the guest puts in our wicker baskets and leaves outside their room. If they leave none- we replace none. Signs in the guestrooms and Welcome Book explain this.
We do not have the opportunity to re-use gray water at this point due to the city not having the water lines run yet nor the capability of handling this water in the treatment plant for our part of the island.
We do not operate the restaurant, so have no control over their green initiatives.