Crystal Cove is committed to lowering our impact on the environment wherever possible. Since 1995 we have been implementing various environmentally friendly programs and policies and will continue to do so as opportunities present themselves.
Below you will find some of our environmental programs at work.
Rainwater is collected from run off and stored in large tanks and then used to water the gardens, conserving this valuable resource that is in such high demand during our busy summer season.
We are continually planting new vegetation in locations appropriate to their needs which lessens their demands for water and added nutrients. Increasing density helps to stop soil erosion, improve air quality, provides valuable habitats and makes our grounds look beautiful.
Compost bins in our cabins allow our guests to cut down on their carbon footprints and lower the amount of garbage going into landfills. We are then able to use the compost in our gardens and reduce the amount of organic fertilizer needed.
Curbing around our garden beds improves water retention and prevents soil erosion. We also use natural materials such as slate and rock to pave our walkways and help with drainage.
Organic fertilizers are made up of matter like weeds, stubble from farms, animal dung and such other things. When these substances are used as fertilizers, they increase the fertility of the soil naturally and are non-toxic. While on site, you may notice our gardener spraying the plants with a "compost tea". For more information and recipes of the products we use follow the link below.
Low flush toilets require less water, conserving this valuable resource.
These appliances use less energy than their standard counterparts, putting less strain on environmentally damaging hydro stations.
Flourescent bulbs use approximately 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and produce less heat.
These types of flooring do not need replacing as often as carpet or linoleum, reducing the amount of waste and resources consumed to make new flooring. They also contribute to a healthier living environment.
By asking guests to put only the towels and linens they need changed into our towel bins, we cut down on the amount of laundry to be done. This conserves the amount of water and detergents being used.
These bags decompose more rapidly than conventional garbage bags allowing their contents to be assimilated back into the natural cycles of decomposition more effeciently.
Mop heads that can be washed and re-used equates to less garbage in the landfills and fewer resources consumed to make new ones.
These cleaners break down into harmless by-products reducing chemical pollutants in the environment.
To keep useable waste out of harmful landfills, to help re-circulate materials and to reduce consumption of valuable natural resources.
Use a renewable resource (electricity) to keep our resort functioning with zero emissions.
An environmentally friendly alternative to toxic fabric softener and anti-static sheets.
In each cabin you will find complimentary grocery bags to help reduce the need for plastics.
Dish and hand soap sourced by local supplier "Sea Wench Naturals". All products are completely environmentally safe.
To reduce our paper needs we now provide reservation confirmations by email.