does it mean to be Green all
We are committed
to maintaining the highest possible standard of service and
comfort for our guests, while keeping our environmental impact
(or carbon footprint) to a minimum.
What we are doing Every Day:
No smoking is allowed anywhere on the
Energy star appliances are in use wherever possible, and
energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs are replacing
We turn off electric amenities when not in use, and encourage
our guests to do the same. This includes air conditioners,
fans and lights.
Water-saving aerators are installed on every
sink. Low-flow showerheads & toilets are installed
We purchase in bulk whenever possible, to help reduce excess
Refillable liquid soap dispensers in all showers
eliminate use of plastic bottles. Glass carafes are used
for dispensing spring water for drinking, further reducing
the use of plastic bottles.
safe, all natural cleaning products are used for glass surfaces,
toilet bowls, laundry, & dishwasher.
All natural, non-toxic, bath
products including shampoo, soap & lotion are available
for our guests' use.
We participate in the Clean the World recycling program, which collects and sanitizes discarded soap and distributes it through nonprofit groups to families at home and abroad.
Toilet paper, paper towels,
and facial tissue all have a high post consumer content.
Our office uses recycled paper products as well, and our
promotional materials including programs, pamphlets, and
brochures are printed on recycled paper.
Organic towels and bath mats are used in all bathrooms.
As they are retired from use, bed linens will be replaced
with organic ones. Old towels and sheets are given to a reuse
We allow guests to decide if their towels need to be changed
- signaling us by placing towels they wish replaced
on the bathroom floor.
A rain barrel is used to collect water for the
vegetable, herb and flower gardens. We compost kitchen waste
to use in gardens, along with non-toxic fertilizers.
Broken equipment is repaired and reused. Functioning
equipment that is no longer needed is donated to charity.
participate in the Falmouth waste recycling program.
paints will be purchased for all future new construction
our guests to. . .
TAKE A HIKE
We provide a map of
the peninsula detailing 6 different routes for our guests
to explore. Click
here to preview easy walking destinations in the surrounding
TAKE A BIKE
We have 4 bicycles available for
are some places to visit in Woods Hole
Please don't miss Falmouth's
Shining Sea Bikeway. 10.7 miles of
biking (or hiking) bliss along Buzzards Bay.
or use the Whoosh Trolley a carefree way to
travel between Falmouth and
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We encourage feedback from our guests. We
are happy to share our knowledge, and eager to learn, grow & improve
whenever we can. Our goal is to tread as softly as possible
on our beautiful planet.