By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN
Capital News Service
Thursday, November 12, 2009
ANNAPOLIS - Maryland's parks, trails and estuarine allure are often what sell the state to tourists.
This month, the state unfolded an effort to encourage the tourism industry to more actively safeguard these natural resources.
Launched on the heels of the Maryland Green Registry, Maryland Green Travel is a free and voluntary self-certification program that urges businesses in the tourism industry, starting with the lodging sector, to adhere to eco-friendly practices, from waste reduction to energy efficiency.