A Green-Certified Resort
Grand Geneva is proud to be a green-certified hotel. As a Travel Green Wisconsin member Grand Geneva has earned 79 points, more than double the required 30 points for certification.
Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses and organizations that have made a commitment to reducing their environmental impact. Specifically, the program encourages participants to evaluate their operations, set goals and take specific actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Travel Green recognized some of Grand Geneva's best practices such as:
- Press Reader app available with more than 2,000 publications available for guests to read online
- Local fish, meat, bread and produce are purchased when available: some local partners include Sweet House of Madness Baking, Hometown Sausage Kitchen, Yuppie Hill Poultry, Wilson Farm Meats and Lester Bison Farm
- A recycling program is in place
- Highlands golf course has tens of thousands of square feet restored to native grasses & forbs
- Energy efficient compact fluorescents and LED lighting are in place
Above all, the Travel Green Wisconsin program is designed to protect the beauty and vitality of Wisconsin’s landscape and natural resources. Wisconsin’s natural resources, wildlife and cultural diversity are among its most important tourism assets. Efforts to preserve them for future generations serve the best interest of Wisconsin travelers, as well as its tourism industry and the state’s overall economy.
More Green Initiatives...
Natural Vegetable and Herb Garden:
The Natural Vegetable and Herb Garden was developed as a fresh, local and sustainable green initiative to supply the Grand Geneva with fresh field to plate produce. It is used as an educational tool for our culinary students who tend and track the growth and development of the garden. All of the vegetables and herbs were donated by Bonnie Plants in Milton, WI.
New Tesla Charging Stations:
Overnight resort guests and the general public may take advantage of our two complimentary Tesla High Powered charging stations located across from the Main Lodge entrance. The units operate at 100 amps and can provide a fast charge. Please ask a valet/bell attendant for assistance.
Networked Electric Car Charging Station:
Grand Geneva was the first Midwest resort to unveil an electric car charging station! Manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, the ChargePoint Networked Electric Car Charging Station is able to fully charge an electric vehicle overnight. Not only is the ChargePoint Station helping Grand Geneva reduce its carbon footprint, but this recharging service is offered free of charge to resort guests and the general public. Learn more about the electric car charging station.
Grand Geneva provides a 100% smoke free indoor environment.
Clean the World Partnership
Grand Geneva is now partnering with the Clean the World program. We now collect leftover soap and bottled amenities from our guest rooms which are then redistributed to children and families in need. This also fulfills an environmental mission by preventing waste going into landfills.