There are 0 properties currently listed in Tabanan. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Sarinbuana Eco-Lodge has been awarded a 5 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Sarinbuana Eco-Lodge 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, Sarinbuana Eco-Lodge employs 57 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Sarinbuana Eco-Lodge please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge Environmental & Social Sustainability Management Practices Housekeeping o We use only Natural cleaning products in our rooms ? Eucalyptus oil for floors & toilets ? Baking soda for sinks and toilets ? Linseed oil for wooden furniture ? Newspaper for cleaning windows ? Natural essential oil spray for room fresheners o Natural locally produced - liquid soaps – peppermint - Insect repellents – ( Citronella, Neem & Vetiver ) o We change the towels only when guests request Infrastructure Buildings o Our housing has been designed for low visual & environmental impact following the lay of the land o Traditional Balinese designs o Local sustainable timbers & materials harvested from our property where possible i.e. bamboo, coffee, coconut & jackfruit timber for – Furniture & Buildings o Sustainable techniques - Rendered bamboo for structural strength for walls in the kitchen & Restaurant - Sky lights & glass tiles for natural light In the Kitchen o Fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables are harvested from our organic gardens where possible o We promote local traditional dishes o Herbs from the garden to make fresh teas o No MSG in our cooking o We buy our produce locally where possible o We use locally grown coffee, palm sugar, vanilla, eggs & coconuts o We use natural materials for drink coasters – banana leaves o No plastic straws o Mountain spring water o Eco friendly meals available In the Garden Practice Permaculture principals including edible landscaping and Organic methods & practices o We use organic fertilizers only on our property – Compost & Dolomite
Pest control o Integrated pest management o Natural pest control using Neem sprays for insect control Garden plantings We have planted all the trees you see on our property except the coconut trees o We grow local fruits, herbs & vegetables in our organic gardens o We use non- hybrid seeds – where possible o Over 100 edible plants in our gardens o Tree plantings to encourage the local bird & butterfly population o Edible landscaping & Permaculture principals o Ongoing tree planting - Fruit trees, teak , mahogany , coconut & bamboo o Medicine plants Land management o Vetiver grass hedges to stop erosion on sloping areas o Swales to stop soil & water loss on our property o We mulch the garden to protect the soil from erosion, to control weeds and to minimize watering o Grey & black water is treated via watertight septic tanks & vegetated leachfields – wastewater is reused to fertilize fruit trees
Economic principals Staff employment We employ 10 full time staff & 16 part time staff o We employ local villagers only. o We train inexperienced locals and build capacity in experienced staff o Our wages are above the recommended Government wage o Our staff are supported to attend religious ceremonies Staff training o In-house, Eco-Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental management training o Staff computer and English training o Staff are encouraged to read books (in Indonesian) on Eco Tourism and sustainability Employment in the community o We have trained 4 local village men to be trekking guides, completing First Aid & Environmental workshops. o We have trained 2 local women to practice massage, and support 3 women to make an income from massaging our guests English classes o We conduct weekly English classes for local children aged 5 – 12 years
Respecting local cultures and supporting local development o Guests are informed of appropriate dress and information about our local area by discussion with our staff o Guests are welcome to attend local ceremonies o Our business has been approved by the traditional land owners, the local community & the local government o Feedback is sought on our business through informal staff feedback and monthly village meetings o A part time staff member represents our business at local community meetings and in general throughout the year in the community. o We support the local area by giving a donation from our trekking income to improve and develop this attraction o We encourage our community to seek grants and help to develop government proposals for environmental improvements in our area o Our activities utilise local services
Economic benefits for our community o We use only local tradesmen for a structural building o We have raised funds for our community for village projects Total US$20.000 (2006 - 2007) – see Seacology Grant o We have trained 5 local villagers to be trekking guides, completing First Aid & Environmental workshops. o We have trained 2 local women to massage who now derive an income from massaging our guests ? We employ local community members to facilitate our workshops at the lodge ? We use local musicians to play for our guests Seacology Grant (2006 -2007) Benefits to the community from the Seacology grant US$25.000 o New 15 piece gamelan orchestra for the children o New temple for the school o Construction a 17m x 12m community hall in the village o 2 computers to the local school and 1 computer for the village office o Information signs in the rainforest o Pathway into the rainforest o Purchased environmental books and resources for the school Environmental Principals o Protection of natural areas o “NO TAKE” zone in the surrounding rainforest* see Seacology project o “NO catching bird” zone in the surrounding community o NO burning rubbish on our property o No chemicals used on our garden o We protect the riverine zone o Carbon offsetting – tree planting scheme Animals – Wildlife o Captive monkey rescue – providing safe homes for 3 captured monkeys, which can’t be rehabilitated back to the wild o Captive wildlife releases – Pangolins, native spotted cat, Reticulated pythons, native birds o 16 years promoting wildlife preservation in the local community o 5% of our new orangutan tour will go to the Sumatran Orangutan Society
Activities o Our activities aim to be as low impact as possible – walking, rainforest Trekking, swimming in the waterhole and massage o We have developed our waterhole as an attraction with minimum impact without disrupting the natural flow of the river o We provide education through in room information booklets and talking directly with our guests o We have a library for information on permaculture and the environment
Efficient use of energy o Our energy consumption through mains power is kept to a minimum o We encourage guests to turn off their lights when not in use o Because we do not use bright outdoor lighting, guests are provided with torches o Pond pump is on a timer o We use low flow shower roses in guest showers o No baths to conserve water o Energy saving light bulbs throughout the property o Energy saving front loading washing machine to reduce water & energy consumption o Gas clothes dryer – used only when sunlight is not sufficient o The Lodge uses the smallest, most economical vehicle available for pick-ups and tours o We use natural gas for cooking Responsible waste management o Sewage is treated on site through vegetated leachfields – productive gardens o No raw sewage is released into the environment o Biodegradable cleaning items are used in the guest rooms, kitchen and Laundry compatible with waster water treatment. o We Recycle glass & plastic bottles and aluminum cans o We Compost all organic wastes & paper (non glossy) o All excess non recyclable rubbish is taken to the landfill o We have a “No burn” rubbish policy o We take approximately 20 kg of rubbish to the land fill monthly
Commitment to continual improvement o A part time staff member liaises with the community on environmental and community issues o We meet monthly with our staff to talk about improvements o We teach new skills to our staff on a day to day basis– i.e. cooking, environmental management, English, eco tourism o Our guests are able to give feedback through in room feedback forms or verbally o We strive constantly to stay up to date and do better- educating ourselves and staff to do the same Sainbuana Eco lodge Responsible Tourism Policies
1. Management, operations and development of the Eco Lodge will be guided by universal principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability (as elucidated, for eg, by Green Globe 21) 2. The Eco Lodge business will be managed for the enhancement, rather than degradation, of local cultural, economic and natural environments
3. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to meet and exceed International Standards for Eco-Tourism
4. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to integrate best business practices with best environmental practices
5. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to maintain amicable, open communications with the local community
6. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to create new opportunities for locals to enjoy profits from eco-tourism (not just wages) The general policy shall be that new opportunities for income should also enhance local eco-tourism generally
7. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to set high local standards, in service, guest experience and sustainable management, for future eco-tourism development in the area. In effect, the Eco Lodge will seek to ‘brand’ Sarinbuana as a genuine, small-scale, eco-tourism destination
8. Management of the Eco Lodge will strive to the provide a memorable experience for guests without compromising the principles of sustainability and ethical business
9. The Owners of the Eco Lodge will continue to pursue a development policy, which focuses on income-growth from improving standards rather than increasing guest numbers, thereby limiting socio-environmental impacts while still providing significant income opportunities for locals
10. The Eco Lodge will promote a general policy of land-leasing, rather than land purchase, for future developments thereby encouraging local people to retain ownership (or stewardship) of their family land
11. Management of the Eco Lodge will participate in local politics, encouraging more effective regulation and better environmental stewardship by the Community and Government
regonition Sarinbuana Eco-Lodge has been awarded the highest rating by: The Natural Guide to Bali for Environmental & Social practices
Winner of the 2007- 2008 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Best Eco Lodge in Sth east Asia Nominated by Responsible Travel for best mountain accommodation 2008