Environmental Resources

Becoming a certified Environmental Leader Hotel in Maine lodging was important to us at the Meadowmere. We believe that our Ogunquit hotel can continue to reduce its environmental impact while saving money and benefiting those that want to choose an eco-friendly hotel for their Ogunquit vacation.

Below are recommended sites for more information and updates on green and eco-friendly hotel efforts – plus good sites for learning about new green business practices and environmental tips for traveling.

Thank you for supporting our green lodging efforts to protect and preserve Ogunquit! Enjoy your trip to Maine!

Sites & Articles

Maine’s Environmental Leader Certification Program

Marginal Way Fund
A Non-for-Profit to support Ogunquit's treasured and timeless ocean walk

Ogunquit Envisions Going Green
Great article on town wide conservation efforts

The Global Soap Project
Collecting soaps from American hotels and helping refugee camps in Africa

Eight Steps to Greener Meetings
Great recommendations from our friend’s at the Colony Hotel

Green Weddings: Organic and Earth Friendly Ideas
Ogunquit Weddings – Plan to Go Green!

Ecotourism Wiki
Learn more about the efforts and definitions of ecological tourism

Ecotourism in Maine
Maine’s Eco-tourism includes outdoor recreations, kayaking, bird-watching and more

Green Lodging News
An industry site on the latest efforts to go green. Plus a great spot to find suppliers!

Live Earth
A concert for a climate in crisis - and a site with tools on determining your carbon footprint and information on supporting change. Check out simple ways to lower your impact.

Climate Crisis
Official website of An Inconvenient Truth, a moving and thoughtful documentary on our climate's state and our collective impact on global warming. Includes recent updates.

Local Harvest
A great website for finding local farmers, organic food and chatting about healthy recipes. You can even find chocolate! Around the Ogunquit area, Arrows, Joshua's and the York Farmer's Market are great takes.

Green Alliance
A co-op of green businesses in the seacoast area that are certified by the alliance. Members receive discounts at the green businesses and regularly learn how to make each day a little greener!

American Hotel & Lodging Green Guide
The green resource center for the AHLA, with green glossary, guidelines and case studies on how to make a hotel more earth friendly and how to tell if your hotel is.

EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels
Recognized by the Today Show, New York Times and Washington Post as a resource for green travel and environmentally friendly practices. The Meadowmere is recognized a a Best Green Hotel by this website.

Blogs

Sustainable Travel
A great blog about Eco-Tourism worldwide

GoNOMAD
If you want to find a blog on alternative travel and guides to unusual travel destinations, GoNOMAD is your travel blog.

TripAdvisor
A good spot to read about hotels, not necessarily eco-friendly or even accurate, but our guests love this pseudo-blog.

OgunquitBeachMaine
Meadowmere's blog on Ogunquit, Eco-tourism, Maine and more

The Grist
An environmental new and commentary blog. You can search for articles and blogs on green issues that interest you. And finally - it's not preachy. Consider the site eco-news with a sense of humor.

Travelpod on Maine
A neat site gathering people’s Maine experiences