Green Hotels Association
May 2015
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT
EMERGENCY CONSERVATION REGULATIONS
for Hotels and Motels

1. Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request.

2. Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and sheets laundered daily.

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

"Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action," said Governor Brown. "Therefore, I'm issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state."

For more than two years, the state's experts have been managing water resources to ensure that the state survives this drought and is better prepared for the next one. For the first time in state history, the Governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions to reduce water usage by 25%. This savings amounts to approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months, or nearly as much as is currently in Lake Oroville.

To save more water, the order will also:
• Replace 50 million square feet of lawns throughout the state with drought-tolerant landscaping;
• Direct the creation of a temporary, statewide consumer rebate program to replace old appliances with more water and energy efficient models;
• Require campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes to make significant cuts in water use; and
• Prohibit new homes and developments from irrigating with potable water unless water-efficient drip irrigation systems are used, and ban watering of ornamental grass on public street medians.

Every Californian, all hoteliers and every US resident should take steps to conserve water. To learn more, continue reading.

Towel Rack Hanger

Towel Rack Hanger Towel Rack Hanger Involves Guests!
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Wouldn't you like to INVOLVE GUESTS while SAVING MONEY and helping our environment?

By using these gentle reminders, your property will:
$ Save MONEY on each occupied room per day
$ Save energy, water, labor and detergent
$ Save wear and tear on linens and on equipment

These simple, handsome cards work for you by:
$ Asking guests to use towels more than once
$ Letting Green Hotels Association ask guests to participate
$ Impressing your guests with this praiseworthy action


Feature English on Side 1. Side 2 provides Spanish, German, French and Japanese translations. 4-Color or Dark Green ink on heavy recycled stock. 4-Color cards have higher expected guest response rate. 3.25" x 7.75" arc hanger. Customization available.


NEW! 4-COLOR version produces higher response rate!

Item 10012L: Green ink, Laminated. 90¢/ea, $60/100, $240/500
Item 10012L4C: 4-COLOR Laminated. $1.40/ea, $100/100, $400/500



ORDER TODAY! Call 713/789-8889!
Sheet Changing Cards

Sheet Changing Card, Daily
Item 10014D: DAILY,
We customarily change
sheets daily.

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Sheet Changing Cards

Item 10014B: BETWEEN,
We customarily change sheets between guests.

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Wouldn't you like to SAVE MONEY and PLEASE GUESTS while helping our environment?

By using these gentle reminders, your property will:
$ SAVE MONEY on each occupied room
every day.
$ PLEASE GUESTS by helping to protect our environment.
$ Save energy, water, labor and detergent.
$ Save wear and tear on linens and on laundry equipment.

These simple, handsome cards work for you by:
$ Asking guests to not have bed sheets changed daily or advising guests that sheets will be changed between guests.
$ Letting Green Hotels Association ask guests to participate.
$ Impressing your guests with this praiseworthy action.

Features English on side 1.
Side 2 provides Spanish, German, French and Japanese translations. 4.25"x5.5". Customization available.


Item 10014D: DAILY, "We customarily change sheets daily."
Item 10014B: BETWEEN, "We customarily change sheets between guests."

Dark green ink, 80 lb.Recycled Stock, Laminated
75¢/ea, $50/100, $200/500

ORDER TODAY! Call 713/789-8889!




GREEN IDEA!

To save water California hoteliers are turning off decorative water fountains and planting them with beautiful, hardy, drought-tolerant succulents.
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