Living Values


Sustainability

green ROCKS inn is joined with their suppliers and involves their guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet.  We engage in sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact.  As important, sustainable tourism will enhance and protect the community where green ROCKS inn will operate for generations to come.

One way we actively involve our suppliers and guests is through our affiliation with the Clean The World program.  As frequent travelers (that is, before we opened the inn!), we always wondered “What happens to the soap and shampoo we leave behind in our hotel rooms?”

The almost universal answer was “It gets thrown away.” In fact, the hospitality industry throws away literally tons of soap and shampoo as a normal business practice every single day, creating senseless landfill waste and contaminating our environment.

With a little research, we also discovered that people around the world are literally dying for soap. In fact, 3.5 million children under the age of 5 will die this year from illnesses that could be prevented by the use of soap. The two most deadly diseases for children – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal disease – can be greatly reduced (up to 62%) by hand washing with bar soap.

We found Clean the World, through our personal care product supplier Gilchrist & Soames, to deal with this incredible and tragic situation. Clean the World has a two-part mission:

1. Reduce the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products.

2. Prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year.

It is a simple proposition that can have a powerful impact … and one to which green ROCKS is fully committed.

Supporting Our Community

green ROCKS inn is committed to being a responsible and caring community partner by having a positive economic impact and supporting community goals … both within and outside of the inn.

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Supporting Fair Trade

green ROCKS inn passionately purchases products for the inn which produce income that has a positive domino effect in the lives of artisans, producers and their families.  We seek out fair trade principled businesses supporting artisans workdwide.  Some ofn the fair trade products green ROCKS inn features are:

  •  Coffee and Tea
  • Artwork
  • Paper Products and Stationary
  • Baskets used for serving
  • Jewelry in our Boutique
  • Chocolates for turn down service
  • Bed Linens and Towels
  • Duvet Covers and Comforters

 

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