Green key and eco label accommodation in the Vendée
The Green Key Eco label aims to educate and raise awareness of how we need to practice environmental management. The Vendee is proud to have various eco-friendly labels, awarded to hotels, self-catering, campsites, and restaurants.
Green Key (La Clef Verte), what exactly is this eco label?
Created in Denmark in 1994, Green Key (La Clef Verte) is an environmental management label. Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education to:
- Furnished apartments,
- Guest houses,
- Youth hostels,
- Tourist residences,
The Green Key is a voluntary, positive, and sustainable development. Its aim is to put into practice responsible environmental management. Education and environmental awareness are at the heart of the Green Key’s job.
The objectives of the Green Key label are too:
- Raise awareness among professionals and their staff,
- Educate tourists and guests,
- Provide tools and guidelines,
- Reduce the impact on the environment,
- Promote environmentally friendly accommodation.
Multiple criteria must be met to obtain this eco friendly label:
- Environmental policy.
- Environmental awareness.
- Water management.
- Energy management.
- Waste Management.
- Our living environment.
- Responsible purchasing.