As ambassadors to Kiawah Island, nature, and our guests, we’re proud to contribute in every way possible to preserving our planet and promoting green conscientiousness. Part of what makes Kiawah Island so special is its natural beauty, and we want to be able to continue sharing that with you and your delegates for many years to come.
When planning your next meeting or conference on Kiawah Island, talk to us about how you can make a difference in helping the environment, and consider these simple tips for holding a green meeting.
Opt-in to conservation efforts.
During your stay with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, you’ll have the opportunity to reduce overconsumption in many ways. The simplest things you can do to participate are:
• Turn lights and air conditioning off before exiting your hotel rooms
• Reuse the linens in your rooms instead of having them washed each day
• Pull curtains or blinds closed to help keep your room cool when you leave for the day
• Use bins and supplies available for recycling
In today’s digital world, there’s much less of a need for printed materials. Consider making key meeting materials available online, such as itineraries and schedules, directions, presentation documents, registration forms, and more.
Enjoy sustainable meals.
Sustainable food is harvested in a manner that does not risk the health or future of the harvested population. We take great pride in offering our guests locally sourced, sustainable and organic food as much as possible.
When you dine in our restaurants, on the Jasmine Porch, The Ocean Room, Tomasso, and the Atlantic Room, you’ll enjoy farm-to-table dining while supporting our local economy, as well as our sustainable seafood initiative.
Opt for waste-reducing materials for your event. For example, request to have several water stations set up around your meeting room, instead of having bottled water. Or, consider other ways to employ bulk dispensing, instead of individually wrapped items (condiments, snacks, milk/cream, and so on).
Communicate your efforts.
Tell your guests about what you’re doing to ensure your meeting on Kiawah Island is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Ask for their help and participation, as well as for their ideas on how else you can reduce the impacts of your meeting together.
Bonus Tip: If you’re sending out a meeting evaluation post-conference, be sure to include a line for guest feedback on ‘green’ initiatives!
Corporate Meetings and Incentives magazine named The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort its 2015 “Greens of Distinction” Golf Resort Award Winner. Get in touch to start planning your meeting on Kiawah Island today.