Sustainable travel and eco-friendly timeshares are a win-win situation. The resorts are doing their part to diminish their carbon footprint while offering owners an unprecedented vacation experience using eco-friendly products and services.
Some of the most luxurious resort brands in the world—such as Marriott Vacation Club, Wyndham Resorts, and RCI—are utilizing eco-friendly practices. RCI specifically is in its sixth year of sponsoring a “Green Awards” ceremony for sustainable business practices.
We want to highlight some of the fantastic eco-friendly timeshares we have in our inventory right now. Buyers can rest even easier knowing that while they’re vacationing, they’re also helping to save the planet.
Winner of the Platinum RCI Green Award in 2017, Wyndham Branson at the Meadows features a multi-faceted approach to sustainable hospitality. The resort’s sustainable practices include a comprehensive recycling program that recycles coffee grounds and filters, and a community outreach program that deploys their staff to volunteers at local environmental cleans and the donation of home goods.
Located right in the high energy of the Las Vegas Strip, Marriott’s Grand Chateau boasts extraordinary energy conservation. The resort uses approximately 35% less energy than typical buildings its size and releases 35% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Marriott’s Grand Chateau also uses a recycling program throughout the entire resort and replaces all incandescent light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lights, and Light Emitting Diode lights.
Last November, Hilton Head Island won the first-ever Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year in the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Sustainability Awards. The award recognizes three core areas of sustainability: nature, resources, and people. Hilton Head Island was recognized for their community collaboration of sustainable efforts with their non-profit organization Sustainability in Golf.
The effort presented 15 area golf courses with education, networking opportunities, and support to advance sustainable practices to local organizations. Three of those facilities went on to become GEO certified resorts, including Sea Pines Resort, the home course to the RBC Heritage PGA TOUR event. In the United States, only ten courses have earned this distinction. GEO certifications are golf’s international sustainability assurance based on the achievement of openly-consulted environmental and social standards relevant to the sport.
The Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar offers many sustainable practices. The resort participates in the Clean the World effort and hosts monthly employee meeting to emphasize environmental policies. The Bluegreen Vacations brand as a whole also uses recycled materials in many of their resorts and offers master switches in the guest room to cut a unit’s power when not in use.
Go green during your next vacation. We offer dozens of resort brands in our inventory that are taking their first steps towards a cleaner footprint. Find a timeshare resale or rental and start vacationing sustainably today.