"Green" Hotels are environmentally friendly properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste while saving money to help reduce the hospitality industry’s environmental impact. The “Green” Hotels Association was created in 1993 with the mission of bringing hotels together determined to combat these critical environmental issues head on. For over fifteen years "Green" Hotels Association has been taking action, instituting initiatives that educate and involve both guests and owners. Initiatives ranging from offering towel hangers and sheet changing cards, which ask guests to consider their linen usage, to the development of a Catalog of Environmental Products for The Lodging Industry for hotels management which contains the best choices for environmentally-friendly energy and water saving products. “Green” Hotels Association encourages, promotes, and supports the “greening” of the lodging industry.