Sustainability Actions

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.

Our Goals

To use zero chemicals or VOCs used by 2023.

Achieve an 80% or higher waste diversion rate.

Shift procurement for remaining cleaning supplies to the Unscented Company. Completed

Responsibly dispose of the remaining products containing VOCs/ Chemicals. Completed

Transition to bulk ordering and package free/ plastic free /refillable supplies.

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% 

Look to Install solar panels or other comparable technology as it becomes available and affordable.

Continual monitoring of energy usage year over year.

Install 3M film on all remaining south facing windows to reduce heating costs.

Replace remaining single pane windows with double pane windows.

Install more Solatube Systems to reduce lighting use.

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 build a referral network for guests so that they can connect with other sustainable tourism operators and across BC.
To create materials that have an educational component to empower consumer/guest decision making.

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 2023 We made a donation of $174.00 based on 174 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.

To donate all used linens, bedding and towels to a local thrift store that supports a local charitable organization.

Sustainable Partners

Below you can view some of our sustainable partners and products that we have incorporated into our Bed and Breakfast.

Tru Earth laundry strips are scent-free, parabenfree and phosphate-free with no waste. Made in British Columbia.
These unscented natural products offer refillable options and use less packaging. They are a certified B Corporation and are produced in Canada.  
Clear+Clean products from Jardine Naturals provide natural disinfectants, room sprays and fabric refreshers that combine natural fragrances with the safe disinfecting strength of Ionic Silver. It’s a multi-purpose spray that is effective, biodegradable and produced in BC.  

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.

Paradise Mountain Organic Coffee brews the worlds most sustainable coffee and serve it at our breakfast table and as 4 cup decaffinated coffee in our B&B guest rooms

Greenstep provides corporate sustainability consulting services, training programs and certifications.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was officially certified as the first destination in the Americas to have successfully achieved the Sustainable Tourism Accreditation from Biosphere International and the Responsible Tourism Institute. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the Biosphere Commitment program. 
Vitality Plus has allowed us to switch out our bleach products in favour of 02XY-PLUS 29% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. Produced in BC. 
SWEDEdishcloths are reusable, compostable cloths that replace paper towels and plastic sponges. Each cloth saves 15 rolls of paper towels.

  We clean with ENJO and have been using their cleaning system since 2004. Their products provide safe, healthy, effective cleaning with no chemicals, no VOCs, and no waste. ENJO is a carbon-positive company located in Austria and is now in 24 countries around the world.

We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.