We are part of the BC Tourism Resiliency Program- Decade of Action – where as a tourism business we are committed to creating a sustainability plan based on the Sustainable Development Goals. With a sustainability coach we have picked the following goals that resonate within our Bed and Breakfast.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.
Becoming a green Bed and Breakfast is ongoing, with our efforts to always be striving to be better than we were yesterday. We believe that sustainability is no longer just a journey but a priority that has become essential in our day-to-day business, making sustainability the heart of our business and our daily life.
To use zero chemicals or VOCs used by 2023.
Shift procurement for remaining cleaning supplies to the Unscented Company. Completed
Responsibly dispose of the remaining products containing VOCs/ Chemicals. Completed
Shift from bleach to hydrogen peroxide-base product (Food Safe). Completed
To continue to act thoughtfully when purchasing necessary products for our B&B and always opt for the most sustainable option.
To reduce energy consumption by 15%
Continual monitoring of energy usage year over year.
Replace remaining single pane windows with double pane windows.
To create informative sustainability pages on our website
To educate and empower our B&B guests to walk to local wineries, use e-bikes, or take a Current Taxi (E- vehicles).
To create within the healthcare/ public sector, a project that contributes to improving the health and well-being of society.
$1.00 – from every reservation will be donated yearly to a local Charity, Kelowna Caring Canines which is a local non-for-profit organization that provides pet therapy to long term care facilities, the hospital and local schools. – Guests will have the opportunity to match that donation.
For 2022 We made a donation of $227.00 based on 227 reservations.
As tourism rebounds, the goal by 2025 is to be able to donate $1.00 of each night of the total number of reservations annually.
Below you can view some of our sustainable partners and products that we have incorporated into our Bed and Breakfast.
We purchase Restwell Sleep Products for our B&B suites. They produce mattresses and furniture in British Columbia and have a strong commitment to sustainability using environmentally-friendly materials.
George Courey sells sustainable linen, terry collections, and a unique line of environmentally-friendly amenities for hospitality suppliers. We have been purchasing their quality bed linens for our B&B for many years.