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!