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Lance Aux Epines Cottages is Going Green!

Planet EarthTo celebrate Earth Day 2010 I've created this page to document our efforts to make our resort more environmentally friendly...

We have already taken a few steps including:

  1. Energy saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) in use throughout most of the resort.
  2. In 2004 installation of a grey water treatment facility at our service building.  All grey water from our laundry, kitchen and staff bathrooms is treated and filtered so that it can be used on the garden during dry season.
  3. Solar water heaters for ALL guest units and service building/laundry.
  4. In 2007 we instituted a Towel and Linen reuse program, "Caribbean Cares".  Program included training for all staff (reduce, reuse & recycle).  Plastic bottles (bleach, dishwashing, floor and glass cleaning) are refilled wherever possible.
  5. Onsite composting of much of our garden waste (grass clippings, leaves and small branches).  Treated grey water from system is used for this.  YouTube video right here.  In the future we hope to include a composting bucket in the kitchens of our units so that our guests have the option to participate...
  6. Greenhouse area in use for starting new plants.
  7. Water cooler/filter available in reception for refilling plastic drinking water bottles.
  8. In-room signage encouraging guests to turn off lights and air-conditioner when leaving room AND to conserve water in dry season.
  9. Installation of water saving shower heads and toilets in many units.
  10. Energy Star rated appliances and equipment wherever possible.  Including air-conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and computers.

Our future plans include:

bulletInstallation of small grid-tied solar electricity system.
bulletKeep your eye on this page for the latest...

This page updated: 08 August 2011 08:56 PM
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