Two years ago, the Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS) introduced an Integration Policy to bring the three FEE programmes (Blue Flag, Eco-Schools and Green Key) JREDS is running closer together. And they are proud to say that things are moving forward.
The plan of the integration started in Aqaba governorate by encouraging Green Key awarded hotels to donate and host schools' activities, support schools technically, help them to make their school environment more green and exchange hotels’ experience and achievements with schools. And many hotels have adopted the policy in Aqaba and are committed to organise annual activities.
In 2015, the Toledo Hotel, the first classified three-star Green Key hotel in Jordan, hosted the annual celebration of Eco-schools. The event was held under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, and lead by the presence of the Director of Activities of the Directorate at the Ministry of Education. Fourteen awarded schools attended the celebration.
Toledo Hotel, with the support and leadership of the management unit, was willing to host schools activities as a part of supporting youth and green initiatives. The hotel obtained the Green Key for the first time in 2010, after a huge investments initiated in 2009 in order to meet the Green Key requirements in the field of water, energy, waste, indoor environment and washing and cleaning.
JREDS is looking forward to have the policy as part of all Green Key hotels plans in Jordan.