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- San Ramon - Costa Rica
 
Property Audit Overview

There are 0 properties currently listed in San Ramon. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Inn at Coyote Mountain has been awarded a 5 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.

To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Inn at Coyote Mountain completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Inn at Coyote Mountain employs 53 eco-initiatives.

For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Inn at Coyote Mountain please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.

Eco Memberships and Certifications
Contact:The International Ecotourism Society
1333 H St NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC United States 20005
phone: (202) 347-9203
Property Owner's Statement of Environmental Initiatives
Property's Green Team Leader:
- 83830544
San Ramon, CR

A completely gravity-fed freshwater system, with no pumps, pressure tanks, or electrical supply All water from local springs The use of wind energy for electrical power and an ultimate goal of using micro-hydro and solar power for all electrical needs Preservation of the local watershed and of natural freshwater springs Reforestation of areas formerly used for cattle grazing, planting more than 1000 new trees per year since 2004 Hiring locally as a way to support the local community, where unemployment is high, and where there exists great opportunity for improving the financial well being of our neighbors. All employess live within 2 km from the Inn, and provide a way for guests to get to know the true face of traditional Costa Rica. Separation and recycling of plastics, glass, and paper Use of non-bleached toilet paper and paper towels Composting of organic wastes for use in the vegetable and herb gardens Encouraging guests to use towels over more than one day, thus cutting down on detergent, water, and electricity use Use of dispensers for shampoo, body wash, and conditioner instead of packaged containers Laundering sheets only on every third day, or upon check-out, unless requested sooner Line-drying laundry instead of using an electric dryer whenever possible Use of energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration Installing a professionally designed and large-capacity waste treatment facility that provides a fruit-tree orchard with nutrients Having a grey-water system that provides water to fruit orchards Providing guests with information about the local environment and the Coyote Mountain preserve, in particular Encouraging low-impact enjoyment of the property, local wilderness area, creek, and forest amongst guests Encouraging guests to visit Costa Rica's parks and protected areas using LEAVE NO TRACE principles Utilizing high ceilings, cross-ventilation, and overhangs for cooling the building, and not using any mechanical systems for air conditioning Designing the building to utilize natural light in guest and public areas whenever possible so that electric lights are not required except at night Purchasing locally-grown food products whenever possible Maintaining on-site organic and sustainable vegetable and herb gardens Building and creating roads and paths that minimize impact on the local environment and forest Encouraging car-pooling among employees and for all supply-purchasing trips Regular maintenance of hotel vehicles Supporting other local businesses through purchasing Encouraging employee continuing education and on-the-job training The use of natural materials in constriction; no use of endangered woods Making minimal use of paper products for marketing efforts--reliance on the web site Encouraging and contributing to the development and maintenance of the local community infrastructure, including roads


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