Historic Kent Manor Inn
500 Kent Manor Dr
Stevensville, MD 21666
Eastern Shore
We recognize the importance of protecting the environment and we offer our guests green options. We
Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our "green" team meets once a month to discuss our conservation efforts. Our mission is to conserve utilities, water, food, and materials through recycling and waste reduction. The heads of each department make up this team.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We set annual goals along with monthly goals to reduce our waste and increase recycling efforts. Our goals lead to a plan of action but we consider these efforts to be continuous improvement.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: We purchase organic and local, seasonal foods whenever possible. This includes produce and seafood but does not exclude other food types.
Waste Reduction
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property waste
Guest Rooms
bulletUse real coffee mugs and no polystyrene products
bulletInstruct housekeeping to save and reuse unopened items
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
bulletUse an effective food inventory control to minimize waste
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
bulletPurchase organic foods
bulletPurchase sustainably grown foods
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
bulletIf disposable containers are used, they are made from - bio-based materials, recycled content, and/or compostable material
bulletUse reusable dishware and glassware and minimize use of disposables
bulletUse water pitches and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
bulletUse screen-based ordering systems
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
Registration / Office
bulletUse a last-in/first-out inventory and effective labeling systems
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
Buildings and Grounds
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPurchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics
bulletUse reused building materials or those from sustainable sources
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
bulletProperly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents - required by EPA-RCRA regulations
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles
bulletUse less toxic materials
bulletUse integrated pest management - IPM
bulletMinimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping
We provide recycling cans in each of our 24 guest rooms as well as in our meeting rooms.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Recycling:
bulletWe have encouraged employees to make use of re-usable cups during their work day instead of using cups that are a one use type.
Water Conservation
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property water usage
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletwaterless urinals
bulletcomposting toilets
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
bullethigh efficiency Energy-Star rated dishwashers
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
Energy Efficiency
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property energy usage
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
Heating and Cooling
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave installed programmable thermostats for each room
Linen Service and Laundry:
We use these best management practices:
bulletProvide optional linen service - Change linens only upon request
bulletTrain house cleaners on the process for optional linen service
bulletPurchase water- and energy-efficient washers and dryers
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletInclude information on Green Events / Weddings / Meetings / Conferences in our marketing materials
Other Green Practices
We use the following best management practices:
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-Our managers carpool to all corporate trade shows & events as well as bridal shows.
Measurable Results
By implementing a program to recycle cardboard, we have reduced our waste costs by an average of $122 per month or $1464 per year. By installing a waterless propane tank system for our Garden House reception facility, we have reduced our propane costs by 10% a year.