What We've Done
We've been eco-friendly long before it was the cool thing to do. Originally built in the 1970's, the owner and architect, Bob, was truly ahead of his time. Putting massive windows on a south facing wall wasn't heard of then. We like to think we started a trend. One we hope will continue. While many other inns will boast about how green they are, in reality, they don't even compare to us. There is much more to being green than having a towel reuse program and recycling. How many other inn's heat their spaces entirely with wood and the sun?
We are always looking for the next best thing. As new technologies emerge and costs stabilize we look for ways to add them into our sustainability plan.
What we don't do, is replace items for the sake of that new technology: We don't buy into the "planned and perceived" obsolescence of the current marketplace. Ripping out every kitchen appliance, even though they work, and replacing them with newer models , only wastes the materials of a working unit, no matter the energy cost savings.
As materials come to the end of their useful life, we look at many options when replacing them, including the quality of materials used, energy star ratings, warranties, manufacture environmental track records, and even the availability of refurbished older generation items. The best item is one that already exists, and doesn't need to be mined or manufactured.
We follow this policy in everything from light bulbs and appliances, to construction materials.
100% of the profits generated by A Stone Wall Inn are donated to The Fourth Corner Foundation, a 501-C3
non-profit organization dedicated to heightening the impact of man-made design on the environment
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