The Maui Prince Hotel in Mäkena was recently honored by the State of Hawai‘i with a 2009 Green Business Program award. The hotel has been executing several changes with how it does business, including modifying equipment and work practices to reduce energy usage by more than 10 percent. Water consumption was reduced by more than 10 million gallons in 2008. The renowned hotel recycled 560 tons of the 880 tons of waste the hotel generated within the year, making the hotel the only property on Maui to recycle more waste than it sent to the landfill. The Green Business Awards Program helps businesses comply with environmental regulations to conserve energy, water and other resources, and to reduce pollution and waste. The hotel also earned a good eco-rating, which provides information to the public on specific environmental initiatives in place at a property. This enables travelers who are environmentally conscious to make knowledgeable lodging decisions. For more information on The Maui Prince Hotel, call 874-1111 or visit www.mauiprincehotel.com.