We all have the responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. A lot of little steps by many people have a large impact. Here’s what we’re doing at Rocky Mountain Resorts:
We don’t offer daily housekeeping. This reduces water, detergent and energy usage. (Of course, towels and linens can be exchanged any time
- We’ve installed low-water-usage washing machines.
- We use eco-friendly detergent.
- Our detergent usage is controlled by an automatic detergent dispenser.
- Fawn Valley Inn uses well water. This reduces water transportation, chemical treatment and energy.
- We use an over-sized filtration system on our pool to reduce the need for chemical treatment.
- We use low-volume toilets and valves.
- We use natural landscaping.
- We carefully inspect and maintain our hot water boilers to be sure they are running efficiently.
- We’ve installed a high-efficiency boiler for our swimming pool.
- We cover our pools at night to conserve energy.
- Our housekeeping and maintenance staff use electric golf carts.
- We set unit temperatures optimally when guest units are not occupied.
- We offer guests their choice of gas or wood-burning fireplaces.
- We’ve installed insulated windows.
- We remove snow from our walkways by hand.
- We use email, when possible, to reduce paper and energy usage.
- We offer large units that sleep up to 14 people. Larger units use less energy per person.
Recycling and Other Efforts
- We provide recycle bins in (or near) all guest units and encourage our guests to recycle.
- We deliver all recyclables to our local recycle center.
- We stock Fall River with fish to replenish the fish supply.
- We use bear-proof dumpsters to protect the bears.
- We are starting a tree-planting program to increase the diversity of flora on our properties.
We encourage our guests to
- Travel locally to reduce transportation emissions.
- Use the free Estes Park city shuttle which stops at Fawn Valley Inn and Timber Creek Chalets.
- Offer your suggestions on how we can lower our carbon footprint.