Meadowmere News & Press

Jan 30, 2012

Meadowmere Resort Receives 2012 EcoMaine Business Award


Meadowmere.com| Monday, January 30, 2012

EcoMaine awards family owned Meadowmere Resort for its Environmental Leader efforts

Ogunquit, ME – January 30, 2012 – EcoMaine, a non-profit, municipally owned waste management corporation, today announced that it has awarded its 2012 Ogunquit Business Award to the Meadowmere Resort. The accolade honors Maine businesses going above and beyond in their environmental efforts, based on nominations.

The Meadowmere Resort received this distinction for its Environmental Leadership actions in the recent year. To highlight some of the green efforts at the hotel:

Soap Recycling Program – The Meadowmere joined the Global Soap Project and now donates used bars of soap to be recycled. The soap is then sent to African refugee camps to provide sanitation and aid in reducing disease. Onsite, the resort shares these efforts with our guests in room to encourage participation and increase awareness in the cause.

LED Lighting Installation – The Meadowmere partnered with Efficiency Maine and a local Seacoast lighting vendor to develop a plan for changing the hotel lighting from CFL to LED wherever feasible. The program included lighting rebates, Energy Star certifications and effectively decreases the hotel use of electricity.

Property Wide Recycling – The Meadowmere continues today to offer recycling property wide with bins in each guest room, in common areas and in the office space. These efforts to increase the hotel's recycling have resulted in waste bins being removed from the front desk and now only recycled waste is produced at the desk area.

Green Tourism Seminar – The Meadowmere was one of four hotels to host a Green Tourism Seminar, a grant funded educational program that teaches hospitality businesses how to become more efficient, how to evaluate green programs and how to create a sustainable business culture. The hotel provided tours of all green programs, including ozone, solar, recycling, cleaning procedures and more.

"It is an honor to receive the 2012 Business Award from EcoMaine for our resort," said Allyson Cavaretta, Director of Sales & Marketing, for The Meadowmere Resort. "We want to thank our guests for participating in the programs and the Environmental Leadership program for starting us on this path over six years ago. It helps us continue to improve and deliver the gift of service to our customers. We are very pleased to be recognized by EcoMaine and by the Maine community for offering a great  and greener customer experience."

For more information and materials on EcoMaine, please visit EcoMaine at http://ecomaine.org .

For more information on The Meadowmere Resort, please visit the Resort online at http://www.meadowmere.com or call 800-633-8718.

About Meadowmere Resort

Meadowmere Resort celebrates over 29 years of Maine hospitality in the heart of Ogunquit. The family owned and operated hotel is recognized as an Environmental Leader by the State of Maine and offers luxury accommodations, outstanding amenities and exceptional package getaways. The Meadowmere welcomes guests year round to enjoy Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove, Marginal Way and more from its central village location.