A Maine Environmental Leader
We are very proud to announce that the Inns have been
certified as Environmental Leaders in Hospitality by the Department
of Environmental Protection for the State of Maine. Due to our "green"
efforts, we are one of fewer than 100 businesses in the state that have
received this certification, and we continue to improve and expand our
program every day!
Going Green has always been a core value here at the inns. Living in Maine,
where every day you are close to the beauty and bounty of nature, has really
made us strive to do our part to preserve our natural resources and our
planet. We are always making improvements, and welcome your suggestions and
input. While you are here as our guests, we are happy to help you with
recyclables and any other "green" practices you keep toward improving our
Going Green at the Inns... every little bit counts!
Here are some of the things we currently do at the Inns to play our part!
] Daily trips to the recycling center with glass, boxes, paper, plastics and
more. If you have items you would like us to include while you are in our
company, please pass them to any employee or leave them in your rooms and we
will add to our next trip!
] Composting many of our "scraps" from the kitchen and used in our many
] It seems we are always doing laundry, and for that reason, have upgraded to
energy efficient, low water and soap usage washing machines. And of course
environmentally friendly products! As a guest, you are invited to work with
us in this conservation effort. By hanging your towels for another use helps
minimize daily laundry. We are always happy to supply fresh towels and
] Lighting is kept at a minimum when possible, as is heat when we do not have
guests in our company, and you will notice the use of our fireplaces and
wood stove to warm your rooms and our parlors. Wherever possible, we use low
wattage, low voltage and CFC light bulbs. In addition, many of the windows
in the Blackberry Inn were replaced with new double pane "E" glass to
] While we are not a recognized organic grower, we do not use any pesticides
or chemicals in our flower, herb or vegetable gardens. Our berry patch is
from root stock that is over 50 years old! Many of these ingredients are
used in our cooking, as are local ingredients from our neighbors, the local
farm markets and other growers dedicated to the same environmental visions
Changes are being made daily, and please share your suggestions while you
are here as our guests, helping us do our part to conserve our planets and
the beautiful resources around us!