Other specific actions we’ve taken include:
We are currently in the planning stages of creating a living shoreline retaining project as this is extremely important to the health of our lake and to the health of the property.
All lighting in the resort is now LED
We have a Beachwood apiary
We have 3 bat houses on the property
A garden is growing provided fresh greens, herbs and tomatoes to the restaurant
We use local food products in our restaurant whenever possible.
Reunion Island coffee products are served in the restaurant because of their high commitment to sustainability and environment. And it is really good coffee too!
Deep fryer oil is recycled into bio diesel
We do not use straws in the restaurant
We promote Carry Your Cup (carryyourcup.org) A refillable water station is located in the lobby. We do not offer take out coffee mugs – bring your travel mug with you or take a dining room mug and return it:))
Our take out food containers are made of paper, not styrofoam.
When purchasing products to sell in our gift shop we seek out local and environmentally respectful products
Main lodge air-conditioners set at 25 degrees
Room amenities – soaps and shampoos, are made with natural ingredient with in room dispensing systems almost eliminating the use of small packaging.
When renovating, we install low flow toilets with higher seats for water saving and guest comfort
Geothermal heating/cooling unit for the main residences
We have eliminated all oil furnace and oil tanks on the property
Pool is salt water providing pleasant swimming experience while reducing the use of chlorine and other pool chemicals
Paperless reservation system
Hanging sheets on outdoor lines to dry, reducing energy consumption while keeping them whiter (and a great fresh air smell!)
Hot water tanks are turned off when units are not in use
Off season closing of cottages and main lodge to eliminate heating
We feel we are doing a adequate job at recycling, informing guests and helping the environment but we know we can do more. If you see opportunities for us to further our efforts, let us know!