Green travel starts long
before a guest arrives at our hotel. While we are doing
what we can to ensure that our hotels in the Peace River
area are as green as possible, here are some tips for
our guests to minimize the environmental impact of their
trip and stay with us.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME:
Turn water heater to "Vacation" or lowest setting.
Turn off AC/heat or adjust thermostat to protect plants, etc.
Turn water off at outside connection to prevent flooding should a pipe break while you're gone. When you return, turn on the water slowly and check for problems.
Appliances such as TVs and cable converter boxes should be unplugged as they can draw or "leak" up to 40 watts per hour even when they're off.
If your refrigerator has a built-in icemaker, turn it off (lift wire) to prevent flooding should it break while you're away.
Stop your newspaper delivery. It saves paper and means you don't have to worry about a pile of newspapers on your front porch advertising that your house is empty. Some newspapers also have programs where you can donate your paper to a local school while you're away.
WHILE YOU'RE HERE:
To save water keep your showers as short as you can, and don't let the water run while you're brushing your teeth or shaving.
When you leave the room turn off the AC/heat, television, lights, and any other electric devices.
Consider reusing your sheets and towels instead of having them changed every day. As long as your linens are clean you can help cut down on our hotels' water use significantly by reducing unnecessary laundry. Ask at the front desk about how to leave your towels and bedding to avoid having them changed.
Bring your own toiletries rather than using the pre-packaged ones we provide. If you prefer to use ours, please take half-full bottles with you to use on the rest of your trip or at home to cut down on waste.
Give us feedback. Like what we're doing so far? Do you have any ideas on how we can improve our green hotels policy? Let us know - together we can have a positive impact on the Peace River environment.