Three Dogwood Award
Meadowlark Motel of Maggie Valley, NC, proudly announces that it has been awarded the highest tier of recognition offered by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s NC GreenTravel Initiative – the ‘Three Dogwood Award’.
The NC GreenTravel Initiative is a sustainable tourism recognition program. While all states do have a similar program, North Carolina’s GreenTravel Initiative is the most extensive of all state sustainable hospitality programs. It recognizes travel-oriented businesses within North Carolina for complying with a number of green, sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives outlined by the state.
Meadowlark Motel earned this prestigious award based upon ongoing programs the property has undertaken of its own accord, which are environmentally friendly.
Maggie Valley, NC, Green Hotel Programs:
Extensive recycling program with one recycling bin for every two rooms
Utilization of Energy Star-rated bulbs, electronics and appliances
Refurbished electronics, when applicable, to reduce landfill
Local sourcing of materials to reduce carbon footprint, i.e. most products are post-consumer recycled materials (such as breakfast plates, cups and bowls)
All old/unusable items are donated or recycled (old appliances and electronics are donated to Habitat for Humanity and linens are donated to the local pet shelters)
Meadowlark Motel is an active environmental steward for the preservation of its local community in Maggie Valley, NC