SILVER LEVEL GRADING FOR GREEN TOURISM CANADA
Glacier House Resort is thrilled to be one of the first 100 businesses in our region to be working with Green Tourism Canada to meet their strict standards of sustainability.
We have been awarded a Silver Level grading for Green Tourism Canada certified accommodation!
The water flow of our showers and taps are within the best range for low consumption. We offer a linen and towel reuse policy in all rooms to reduce water consumption from unnecessary washing.
Our water comes from our private aquifer offering clean – no chlorine, no fluoride, just delicious glacier-fed -- drinking water. We promote and offer artwork for sale from local artists on our walls, while charging no commission or fees.
We use cleaning products with no chlorine, phosphates or other harmful chemicals.We offer only sustainable paper products in our washrooms utilizing either 100% recycled paper or paper products are made from sugar cane stalk (which would otherwise become waste). We offer and use ethically sources coffee products, linens, biodegradable garbage bags, and recycled paper both internally and when outsourcing computer printing.
We implemented an Environmental Policy, a Responsible Visitors’ Charter and a Leave No Trace Policy to inform our guests of our commitment and what ways they can join us in sustainable practices and responsible wildlife watching.We are banking local and changed our employee payroll to paperless with direct deposit and e-mail cheque stubs.
We grow an herb garden in the summer to provide fresh organic herbs on our summer menu. We routinely practice building product reuse and parts harvesting throughout our facility.
We shop local whenever possible and are involved in many local organizations and charities, including hosting charitable functions and involvement in community and international social responsibilities projects. We established a Green Team of staff members who regularly meet exchanging ideas and initiating changes.
TRACKING & TRANSPARENCY
We are commitment to ongoing tracking and improvement of our sustainability practices and have a solid action plan.We initiated an internal Green Newsletter to advise our staff of our progress and invite feedback and participation. This was done paperless through e-mail and our shared computer drives.
We implemented a recycling program for use by staff and clients to include paper, glass, metal, plastic and household hazardous waste. We added recycle bins in all rooms, are researching bin bags that are washable, and ordered bear safe disposal and recycle stations for our grounds – all to be implemented this year. We re-use partially consumed batteries (from safety beacons) in our TV remote controls.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For a more complete list of the changes we are undergoing,
please click this link to review the full list including our future goals.