Where are we on our pledge to support the environment?
Money's the least important green here
EVERY VISITOR CONTRIBUTES TO OUR PLEDGE to do better
of recycling/food waste
Be it curbside or at the transfer station, we sort and prepare recycling for reuse.
partnerships w/ green influence
Microgreens, coffee, spirits, nuts, gifting, supplies. we support local when we can find sustainable operators.
7.2 t CO2
per year and falling
Low flow toilets, food waste collection and planting new trees each year. Bring your EV car and charge here. Help us reduce our footprint.
ways we are sustainable
Rain barrels, smart technology, LED bulbs, natural stone, upcycled decor, and more to discover when you get here.
number of trees planted
Every year, where we can, we plants trees to reduce our GHGe. Plenty more to go.
number of guests visited
In 3 years we welcomed global guests. We help them feel good about their vacation, by suggesting ways to experience our area and make great memories.
CERTIFIED B CORP
How can one tiny little vacation property be a BCorp?
Every decision we have made considered the environment first. Our stone work is natural stone from Muskoka, the gardens are pollinator friendly, we collect and measure food waste, we recycle, we encourage less plastic packaging for our guests. We collect and use rain water for our gardens, our sprinklers are timed and are sensitive to the rain. We have an EV Level 2 charger, way to many house plants, we use only cotton linens, we have upcycled where we can, we support local, we are woman owed, we are celebratory of diversity in any form. We set benchmarks each year for improvements We love people, we love the Biosphere we live in and we love the planet We celebrate all creatures, especially the honey bee.. and okay.. puppies also.
Woman owned and woman run. That's a paradigm switch that not everyone feels comfortable with yet. When you can prove through reviews and through peer support that what you are doing make sense, it shouldn't matter if its a she/he or they. Yet it still does. We empower other female business owners and we speak a similar language of juggling, pivoting, multi tasking and managing empathy for our business. When you get here you will see the impact of a She Run/She Owned business, and it will make more sense.
GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE
We are proud members of the Georgian Bay Biosphere, Mnidoo Gamii (Georgian Bay in Anishinabek). When you stay on our property you are actually physically located in a Biosphere. You are part of the worlds largest freshwater archipelago. There are many places to visit while here. Check out Georgian Bay- Amazing Places for ideas of where you can explore in the Biosphere
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM GOLD CERTIFIED
Delighted to share that we have scored well into the category of Gold Certified for Sustainable Tourism, and smore (see what I did there) specifically Sustainable Travel. Showcasing Green Step Gold certification means that we have leaped beyond the minimum standard of verification of decisions we make with the planet and her people in mind first. We are proud of this accomplishment and strive to reach platinum when we recertify in 2 years time. (written in 2022)
1% FOR THE PLANET
Becoming a 1% for the Planet member is an investment in ethical business and the future of the planet. We continuing our commitment to Georgian Bay Biosphere, Mnidoo Gamii (Georgian Bay in Anishinabek) by not only promoting awareness but also support the biosphere on a diverse range of environmental challenges with 1% of your total fees will be donated on your behalf to the Georgian Bay Biosphere. You can search our commitment to 1% on their Website to see what other companies you may already be using - are doing to support environmental causes.