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Committed to the Only Planet We Have

Sustainability is deeply ingrained in Delaware North's culture, at The Gideon Putnam and across our operations. Our proprietary stewardship program, GreenPath®, helps ensure we focus intently on corporate social responsibility, carefully manage our environmental impact, and positively contribute to the communities we serve.

Our Sustainability Commitments

  • Reduce our carbon footprint and promote climate-friendly programs
  • Reduce energy use and promote efficient energy products and equipment
  • Responsibly source ingredients, products, and services
  • Partner with local organizations to give back to our community
  • Provide opportunities to raise awareness and inspire a connection with nature
  • Maintain a high diversion level in our solid waste program
  • Conserve water and protect water resources
  • Comply with environmental requirements to protect the environment

Sustainability in Action

While you enjoy your stay with us, learn how we help protect the natural resources at this exceptional location in partnership with Saratoga Spa State Park, New York.

  • Food scraps and trimmings from our restaurant are managed through a special food digester, preventing excess waste from entering the local landfill
  • All to-go serving products in our restaurant are compostable
  • We provide recycling in guestrooms and public spaces
  • We offer sustainable amenities in bulk containers for guests
  • Our 200-gallon kitchen waste oil containment tank collects and recycles used grease, which is then converted into biofuel
  • The property has two Tesla and one universal electric vehicle charging stations
  • Each year, The Gideon Putnam hosts an Earth Day event for local middle school students to tour Saratoga Spa State Park, taste the famous mineral springs, and plant a tree!
  • We recycle carpeting from guestrooms, corridors, and meeting rooms during renovations
  • The property has energy-efficient HVAC units
  • We use LED in most areas
  • Our spa uses sustainable, earth-friendly skincare products
  • Our "green" meetings include healthy local eating, compost bins, and recycling bins - and no water/soda bottles, plastic utensils, or single-serve packaging

Recognition of Achievements

We're proud of the environmental achievements we've made in our commitment to sustainability: Leadership Tier for NYSDEC Environmental Leaders, Silver for TripAdvisor Green Leaders, and Silver for Audubon International Green Lodging.

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