Stay at a Resort that’s had an Active Environmental Program for the Past 40 Years & Big Plans for the Future!
We are pleased to announce our newly acquired 4 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. A 4-Key rating demonstrates that the Nottawasaga Resort has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through its wide-ranging policies and practices. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests and the public and which have shown substantial and measureable results.
Our active environmental program includes:
- Implementation of regular waste audits and reduction work plans to lower landfill waste through recycling and composting. Currently, we divert 65% of our waste from reaching the landfill with plans to exceed this in the coming year.
- In order to further reduce waste we have installed recycling bins in all of our guest rooms.
- Kitchen produce, peelings, deep fryer shortening and discarded food scrapings are collected and converted into secondary fuels.
- To offset carbon emissions we have relocated 1,500 local trees to our grounds and to date, have planted over 13,000 new trees in the New Tecumseth area in partnership with Conservation Ontario.
- We have replaced T12 bulbs with new high efficiency T8 bulbs. These new bulbs use 40% fewer watts, produce 40% less heat, and output 10% more light.
- Our water conservation efforts include the use of low-flush toilets, showerhead and faucet aerators throughout the entire resort.
- The installation of R-60 insulation in the ceiling and R-40 in the walls of the arena, created significant energy savings in a world where R-20 & R-12 is standard.
- Conservation of energy is further achieved through the installation of motion sensors and programmable thermostats.
- High efficiency dryers with an intuitive drying cycle that senses moisture in fabrics. This allows for a shorter drying time while using less gas and electricity.
- Our waste reduction policies and recycling programs includes plastics, metal, glass, paper, cardboard, batteries and CFL light bulbs.
- We are committed to reducing paper consumption throughout the organization and changing over the existing supplies to recycled and FSC sources whenever possible.
For more information about the Green Key rating system visit: www.greenkeyglobal.com.