Doing Our Part
Welcome to our environmental sustainability webpage. We hope that you will take the time to learn about what we are doing to lessen our carbon footprint and help preserve our beautiful national park. We invite you to do your part and participate when staying as a guest or visiting.
Rainier Guest Services, LLC is certified in the International Standard for Organization (ISO) 14001 Environmental standard as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 Health and safety standard.
Our mission is to provide quality products and services to our guests and visitors in a manner which preserves our environment. As stewards of this land, we will meet the needs of the present while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their resource needs.
We will be vigilant in assessing ways to improve our sustainability practices, balancing environmental responsibility with economic viability. We will recycle, reduce waste and water consumption while conserving energy. We will educate our employees, guests, and visitors in sustainable practices and environmental awareness.
Our Environmental, Health and Safety Policy, Boundary Statement and Green Purchasing Policy are posted for the public at each of our operations and copies are available at our front desk.
We invite your feedback, comments, concerns or suggestions regarding our Environmental, Health and Safety Programs.
Washington’s National Park Fund
is the official philanthropic partner of our cherished Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.
The organization was established in 1993 by well-known leaders in our state: former Governor and Senator Dan Evans, legendary mountaineer Lou Whittaker and other prominent community leaders. Together, they knew the three largest national parks in this state needed – and most importantly deserved –additional attention and financial support.
The organization went by various names during its early years, but its mission and vision has remained the same.
Mission: To raise private support to deepen the public’s love for, understanding of, and experiences in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.
Vision: For our three parks to be strong and vibrant, youthful and everlasting.
In the last nine years alone, the organization has awarded more than $5.3 million to support Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. It is the only philanthropic organization dedicated solely to these three parks and 100% of the donations stay in Washington State for this purpose.
When you stay with us, there are a number of things you can do to help minimize the carbon footprint! If you have a suggestion, please let us know. Here is what we recommend.
- When you visit our gift shops, purchase souvenirs that are marked as “Environmentally Friendly,” “Recycled Content,” or “Made in USA.”
- Help us keep plastic bottles out of the landfill by bringing your own reusable water bottles to fill at our hydration stations located throughout the park. Hydration stations utilize a local natural resource and prevent unnecessary plastic from entering the landfill. Reusable water bottles are also available for purchase at our gift shops.
- Conserve water by using sink stoppers to help minimize water waste. Reuse your towels and linens! Simply place our provided card on your bed and the housekeepers will make your bed but not change your sheets. Leaving your towel on the rack means, “I’ll use it again,” a towel on the floor or in the tub means “please exchange”.
- Help others in need while diverting waste from the landfill! All partially used hotel amenities are donated to a local homeless shelter. To participate, simply leave your partially used hotel amenities behind; they will be collected by housekeeping staff and set aside to be donated.
- Help us keep trash out of the landfill by recycling! Please use our recycling stations located throughout the park and in guest rooms. Glass, Plastic and cans are recycled. If you need to dispose of batteries during your visit, you may drop them off at any one of our gift shops. These batteries are properly recycled through Waste Management’s Battery Tracker program.
- Practice the Leave No Trace concept throughout the Park which includes staying on designated trails and discarding trash/cigarette butts in proper receptacles. The National Park Service has a no vehicle idling policy. Please do not idle your vehicle. Help out your fellow guests by adhering to the night sky program; please close your curtains after dark to minimize light pollution.
We appreciate all that our guests do to help keep our park clean and environmentally friendly!