What we do to make a difference.
- All compostable food scraps are turned into liquid fertilizer and compost. This has lowered garbage costs by an amazing 35% and reduced collection by the same.
- Switching from battery powered floor cleaners with disposable cleaning fluid bottles and pads to a non battery operated system with refillable bottles and washable pads.
- High concentrated laundry detergent. 1 table spoon for most loads of laundry (not heavily soiled).
- Mulching grass clipping has reduced fertilizer costs and has reduced the amount of watering required. Cutting grass longer has also resulted in water savings.
- Pesticide and weed control chemicals free since 2008
- Rinsing dirty dishes in old dish water has reduced the amount of detergent required to achieve the same result of cleanliness.
- Substituting sand for salt on walk ways and ramps during the winter months has resulted in our salt consumption reduction by 50%.
- "Tag teaming" snow removal from high risk areas, more frequently, has made a huge difference in salt usage. Staff is appreciating the extra workout during winter months.
- Switching to bio-degradable garbage bags in rooms
- Almost total ban on disposable cups.
- First purchase commitment - supporting the local farmers market by buying as much organic, local produce as possible. Supporting a demand and supple requirement for local farmers.
- All purchasing is plastic bag free.
- All landscaping upgrades involve reducing grassed areas and increasing native options.
- All bottle recycling monies are put towards our staff appreciation fund, which supports those working on this process.
- Recycling volume to garbage volume is 6/7 to 1.
- The phasing out of harmful chemicals to green products is almost complete.
- Suggest guests reuse towels in their guest rooms.
- Encourage our Wedding Guests to plant a tree to remember.
What can you do to make a difference?
10 things to do to help save the planet
Source: Al Gore www.climatecrisis.net
- Plant a tree.
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime
- Change a light bulb.
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
- Walk, bike, carpool or take the transit.
Youíll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you donít drive!
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.
- Check your tires.
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
- Use less hot water.
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low-flow showerhead (350 pounds of CO2 per year), and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds of CO2 per year).
- Avoid products with a lot of packaging.
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.
- Adjust your thermostat.
Moving your thermostat just 2 degrees in winter and 2 degrees in summer could save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
- Turn off electronic devices.
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when youíre not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
- SPREAD THE WORD!
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