“Protecting Florida’s sensitive natural resources and caring for the environment around our resort is a driving force behind everything we stand for at Pink Shell,” said Bill Waichulis, senior VP of operations for Boykin Management Company.
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL (PRWEB)
September 19, 2022
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is honored to announce that it has received the coveted 4 Palm award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program, the highest level of recognition.
The Florida Green Lodging Program identifies and recognizes lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to preserving and protecting Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental policies allow the hospitality industry to continuously evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to improve environmental performance. To be designated, facilities must complete a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations: communication and education, waste reduction, reuse and recycling; water saving; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality.
The Pink Shell first entered the Green Lodging Program in 2008 as a “1 Palm” resort, and was the first resort in Southwest Florida to receive that designation. Earning the 4 Palm designation, Pink Shell is one of only eight resorts in the state and the only resort in Southwest Florida to receive this lifetime award.
“Protecting Florida’s sensitive natural resources and caring for the environment around our resort is a driving force behind everything we stand for at Pink Shell,” said Bill Waichulis, senior VP of operations for Boykin Management Company. “It is a great honor to receive this recognition and, more importantly, to remain true to one of our core values of social responsibility,” he said.
Some of the efforts and programs that helped Pink Shell earn this designation are:
- Reducing single-use plastics to reduce beach litter,
- Use of energy-efficient heat pumps instead of natural gas to heat the pools,
- The installation of UV air washers in all air conditioning systems,
- Offering free collective transport for employees,
- Buying furniture made from recycled plastics,
- The installation of a charging station for electric cars,
- And Pink Shell’s partnerships and efforts with Keep Lee County Beautiful and Captains For Clean Water, among others.
About Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has been consistently recognized for outstanding hospitality and guest experiences by Condé Nast Traveler, TripAdvisor and other prestigious travel rewards programs. The resort sits on 1,300 feet of pristine private shoreline overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Southwest Florida’s barrier islands, Sanibel and Captiva. It features 195 condo-style villas, all with beach views. Amenities include the resort’s full-service marina, kayaking, SUP boarding, Chickee Hut beach rentals, adults-only pool and famous family-friendly Octo pool, fishing excursions, jet-ski rentals, full-service Aquagene spa, three restaurants and more . The resort’s nature program focuses on educating guests in a fun and engaging way, introducing a new audience to the world of wildlife conservation through the eyes of Pink Shell’s naturalists. The program of activities for adults and children includes beach walks/cleanups, guided nature walks, animal presentations and nature crafts. For more information, please visit https://www.pinshell.com/ or call 1.888.222.7465.
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
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