We are really proud of our new status on tripadvisor, gaining eco-friendly certification
Here at Bordemundo we aren't afraid to get down and dirty! Its more of a ritual than actually making a once off effort, staying green is the motto. We love our environment and enjoy all the riches the South of Chile has to offer, and we try our best to keep it green and natural as possible without our mark on it.
We have our very own organic veggie garden where we grow greens. We separate your trash and work together with tierraverde and reciclame, every month for the stuff we can't recycle ourselves in our compost heaps. We have recently become a green spot for recicling, wth our own special recicling bins. One of our newest projects this year is an aquaponics system (symbiotic fish and plant relationship), to increase the period and number of vegetables we can produce. Dont forget Javie's favorite little feathered friends, her chickens they give us fresh organic eggs every morning for your delicious breakfast! Then we also source as much local products as we can, milk, meat and veggies from local farmers and only use the super markets as a fallback. We clean the cabins with natural cleaning products trying as best to use harsh chemicals as sparsely as possible.
Guest have been very receptive to our linen & towel reuse program. Where we reduced water, energy, labor, detergent and sheet/towel replacement costs.
Our light bulbs are all leds, we still unfortunately take all our energy from the grid but soon hope to have some wind/solar generation in our back yard. We have our own deep water well, did you know Southern Chile has some of the cleanest water in the world? We don't take water from the lake. We also have a special filtering sistem for water resdidue, we don't discharge anything to the lake. Sometimes though in high season we do get the odd campers that love to leave their trash on the beaches, so we kindly collect all we can through the summer months. Keeping our beach clean and enjoyable for all.
We use liquid soaps with organic fair trade soaps for guest amenities which eliminated individual use products.
Puerto Varas has been named the first city in the whole of Chile to aim for a carbon neutral foot print. The region is well known for its lakes and volcanos, Puerto Varas is now also preferred to Pucon for local Chilean holiday makers. The broad idea for the city is that it should reduce water and energy consumption and transform most of its lighting to led. The objective is to measure the carbon foot print levels and compensate for those through the means mentioned. Local supermarket no longer hand out plastic bags when shopping. However we would love to see Puerto Varas embrace recycling.
We hire local staff and pay more than the average wages, contributing to the development of our community. We have also been trying to keep as many of the natural trees on our land and reintroduce further native tree back onto it, though it can be challenging with the sheep.
Developed in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme, TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program awards B&B according to their engagement in environmentally-friendly practices like linen and towel re-use, recycling and composting, solar panels and more.
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