Disney’s hotels all to go ‘green’?

Will all of Disney World’s hotels meet the ‘green’ standards set forth by the Florida Green Lodging Association in time for next Earth Day? The activist group Florida Alliance for Healthy Indoor Environment claims that Disney has pledged to do so, but a Disney spokesperson says she hasn’t heard of any pledge.

Back in April I reported on The Disney Blog that there was a a push from the Center for Health and Environmental Justice to get Disney to make just such a pledge. That was the work of Lois Gibbs, who did good by bringing the Love Canal toxic waste scandal to light. Looks like The CHEF and FLHIE are now working together. (article author Heather Wilson appears to work for both organizations too.)

Since the previous announcement was a bit of a PR Stunt, I have to wonder how much of this claim is as well. But Disney has shown in the past they’re committed to the environment and lead the state in certified green hotels, so it just may be that Disney has set a goal of Earth Day 2008.