Audubon International Green Lodging

Current Status of Application:
Certified Gold Audubon International Green Lodging Establishment,
May 14th, 2024

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is investigating the process to become an Audubon International Green Lodging certified establishment. We are currently, conducting a self-assessment of our environmental best practices, which is  the first stage of the certification process.

Member #:  23930

The Audubon International Green Lodging Program will provide the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge with a third-party verification that our facilities meet environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) and that we demonstrate a strong commitment to:

            1. Water Quality,
            2. Water Conservation,
            3. Waste Minimization,
            4. Resource Conservation, and
            5. Energy Efficiency.

The process begins with us conducting a self-assessment of our environmental management practices related to the, above mentioned, five areas of focus for the Green Lodging Program. After completing the detailed self-assessment, it will be submitted to Audubon International’s Green Lodging staff, for their review.

Audubon International will then conduct an independent on-site verification of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s facilities to assess our environmental best practices. Based on that assessment, we will be issued an “Eco-rating” by Audubon International.

To ensure continuous improvement of our environmental practices, Audubon International will then, regularly provide us with tools to implement and expand our environmental practices.

Current Version

Application progress / schedule:


    • May 14th, 2024: Greg Poirier stayed and toured the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. After completing our site evaluation audit, Greg presented us with our rating: Certified Gold Audubon International Green Lodging establishment
    • April 29th, 2024: We scheduled our official site visit with Greg Poirier to audit our assessment application at The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
    • April 24th, 2024: Greg Poirier transitioned as our new Audubon International program manager and overviewed our initial site assessment
    • March 19th, 2024: Implemented the composting program with a local farm (Minnie Farms)
    • December 29, 2023: Submitted version 1.0 of application (and supporting document) to our Audubon International program manager, Fred Realbuto

Project Champions from the KML Team

Greg Poirier (Audubon International), Martin Mueller (KML), Jenn Reed (KML)


  • Accomplishing the certification means continuing our best practices and working towards a more sustainable lodge.

Last modified on May 27th, 2024 at 6:14 am