There are 10 properties currently listed in Fernandina Beach. At this time there are 2 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation 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, Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation employs 55 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Amelia is Living Green
• Project Planet linen and towel re-use program, where guests decide to re-use linens and towels to cut down on water use and cleaning products • Low flow water fixtures in guest and public bathrooms • Automatic faucets in public area restrooms • Energy Management System, incorporating features such as: • HVAC shuts off when sliding glass door is opened • Programmable thermostats in the Amelia Inn rooms • High-efficiency (fluorescent) lighting at the Amelia Inn • Tinted glass on Amelia Inn sliding glass doors • Use of environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaning products • Environmentally-friendly in-room soap, shampoo, lotion amenities from Gilchrist & Soames / Essentiel Elements (company provides environmental statement)
•• Golf courses are certified Audubon sanctuaries • Resort wide recycling program includes glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard • Includes building and maintaining Green Depots at the Shops and food outlets • resemble lemonade stands • painted in a nature-friendly olive green • jasmine growing across the lattice face and roof • Completing resort wide bio-degradable container program • Efficiency lighting resort-wide (completed by Fall 2008) • Implementation of green pest control resort-wide • Evaluation of proposals for solar water heaters • Use of recycled paper in printed material • Use of e-cards for guests (sent from website) to cut down on cost, paper
Water Saving and Chemical Depletion
• Reclaimed water used for irrigation on golf courses and resort-wide landscaping • Golf course trimmings used for fertilizer • Turf grass and landscape agronomic program for natural control and reduction of environmental impact
Spa, Food and Shops
• Chemical, paraben & artificial preservative-free Spa products • Continued introduction of organic foods and products at all food outlets and Spa & Salon • Employee discount program for Spa & Salon proceeds from which benefitthat reforestation of American forests through the Global Re-leaf 2 Campaign