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A long-standing commitment to the environment.

Awarded the Environmental Award

Beachwood Resort’s long-standing commitment to the environment has earned a special Environmental Award from the Kawartha Lakes Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of this award, to be recognized for all of our efforts, but we really need to thank our guests for their commitment. Congratulations – together, we’re ensuring a healthy future!

Beachwood initiated recycling at the resort in 1994. Along with general recycling and composting in the office and restaurant, visitors at housekeeping cottages are also encouraged to do the same and given the tools and information to do so. We have a battery recycling depot in the office and staff are trained to identify recycling items in the general garbage and remove to dispose of properly.

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 ( 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!

Being a Greener Guest:

Some helpful tips for making your stay as eco-friendly as possible.

Hang wet towels to dry if you can use them again, place dirty ones in the tub to tell housekeeping you would like replacements.
Take short showers to save water
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
Recycle everything you can, help resort staff by sorting please
Bring refillable travel mugs when purchasing coffee/tea at our restaurant.
Bring refillable water containers – the new stainless steel containers are great – these are available in the gift shop. Fill up right from the tap. Our water is tested regularly, is excellent quality and great to drink.
Limit the number of lights being used when in the room.
Disconnect your laptop and chargers when not in use – plugged in, they are still using energy. This will also help you to remember your chargers when you check out – we find many are left in the outlet.
When you leave the room, turn off all lights, t.v and radios.
In colder weather, reduce guestroom temperature when leaving the room for extended periods and leave the curtains open to encourage natural warming by the sun.
In warmer weather, turn off guestroom air-conditioning when leaving the room for extended periods and close the curtains to avoid unnecessary heating by the sun.
Finish amenities before using the replacements. Leave behind the unused amenities
Return unused brochures and other literature
Leave tracks, not trash – if you take it with you, bring it back. And pick up a few things that others left behind


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