368 Kandanga-Amamoor Rd
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SustainabilityWe are committed to restoring and maintaining the natural environment and rural emenity of the Mary Valley and we work with other enterprises in the local community to achieve this goal. We believe caring for our guests and the environment go hand in hand. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected in our policy that Amamoor Lodge will achieve environmental, social and business sustainability for the bed and breakfast and our fifty acre property.
Our energy use is considerably better than the industry best practice. Specifically, at 85.0 MJ per guest night our energy consumption is less than half (48.6%) the industry best practice of 175 MJ per guest night (as per Earthcheck assessment). We employ a wide range of energy-saving measures to reduce energy use. Measures include sustainable design, appliance selection and use, materials selection and use and day-to-day practices including solar heating, ethanol based fuels, and the use of energy efficient appliances and motion detectors.
We exceed industry best practice on waste productio
n. That is, waste sent to landfill is 0.002 m3 per guest night, which is 20% lower than industry best practice (as per Earthcheck assessment). We employ several waste-saving measures including purchasing minimal or recyclable packaging products, recycling and mulching. Meat product waste is fed to the dog and other organic waste is fed to chooks.
Our water consumption is considerably better than the industry best practice. Specifically, at 0.2 kL per guest night (as per Earthcheck assessment). Many water-saving measures are used to reduce water consumption, including water efficient appliances, dual flush toilets, low flow/restrictors on taps and showers, the use of grey water treated and waste water recycled above ground and the collection of reef water in two 10,000 gallon tanks.
We recognise that carbon emissions are a significant factor in climate change and an important sustainability consideration. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing local inputs and directly offsetting carbon emissions through our land management practices.