Environmental sustainability is of vital importance to us.
Our sustainability policy at Countrywide Cottages in the Otway Ranges is to make sure we are doing anything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We make every attempt to go well beyond simply living off our magnificent bushland setting as our environmental mark in the tourism industry.
Some of our strategies so far include:
•Written Sustainability Policy
• Solar panels significantly reduce our reliance on the grid
• Water supply collected entirely on site
• Solar rated hot water systems in use, now on timers for more efficient use of resources
• Food scrap bins in each kitchen – they go straight to the Chickie Babies
• Recycle bins at each cottage
• Compact fluorescent globes and LED lighting
• Low/no phosphate/sodium products used in laundry
• Non chemical cleaning policy
• Sustainable suppliers, eg Who Gives a Crap, 100% recycled toilet paper
• Post consumer recycled paper products and recycled printer cartridges used in the office
• Rechargable torches
• Native and indigenous tree plantings on site
• Environmental weed eradication program
• Effective management of soil erosion on site
• Cork collection for recycling
• Part of the ‘Land for Wildlife’ native animal corridor program
You can always talk to us about our sustainability program here at Countrywide Cottages. Contact us today!
Take a look at our self contained accommodation Otways and see how well you can enjoy a country getaway and support and sustain our environment at the same time!