The following requirements are advised to its members to become genuine eco-lodging partners
- Be energy efficient
- Protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscape
- Conserve natural resources
- Support, respect and benefit local culture and economy
- Use solar panels or other alternative energy to heat water.
- Use Alternative energy resources such as solar or wind energy.
- Use compact fluorescent lamps.
- All carbon dioxide emissions that are produced directly by the hotel are offset through the support of renewable energy projects in other parts of the world.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
- Wide recycling program. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
- Organic gardening practices (non-use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers).
- Organic vegetable garden and use of local food products.
- Organic kitchen waste is composted on site and used in the hotel gardens.
- Native plant species in the gardens and hotel grounds.
- Offering a sheet and towel reuse program whereby guests have their linens exchanged every three days instead of daily.
- All linens and towels are made of organic cotton, hemp or bamboo.
- ead-free paints are used in the hotel’s interior and exterior painted surfaces.
- Absolutely no use of plastic and non reusable cutlery.
- Cleaning supplies are non-toxic and biodegradable.
CONSERVE NATURAL RESSOURCES
- Use of rain water and recycled water.
- Installing low-flow toilets.
- Installing low-flow shower heads.
SUPPORT & RESPECT LOCAL CULTURE & ECONOMY
- Share socio-economic benefits with local communities and indigenous people by having their informed consent and participation in the management of ecotourism enterprises.
- Promote sustainable use of bio diversity, by providing jobs to local or indigenous populations.
- Have clear, written information and ideas for travelers on how they might get involved with local people and conservation in a rewarding way for them and the destination.
- Participation in ecological projects off the hotel property.
- Hotel tour guides are hired from the local community.