The Pointhouse was one of the early sustainable accommodation businesses to sign on with Green Tourism earning a Silver designation. It's already been two years and we're gearing up for our recertification, hoping for Gold this time around.
Projects we've been working on include switching both guesthouses, the Aerie and our new Annex, entirely to environmentally friendly lighting, the majority LED with a small percentage CFL. Habitat for Humanity was pleased to accept all of the old bulbs which still have many hours of life left.
We also completed another green roof on the Zen Teahouse Studio full of foraged liquorice ferns, moss and lichens. Lots more drip irrigation to sustain healthier waistcoats plant communities and help conserve water during our dry summers too.
In community efforts, along with the Sargeant Bay Society and the Regional District, we participated in a year long study to measure the amount of organic food waste diverted from the landfill through a green cone backyard digester program. Unfortunately, success was limited as many participants experienced bear problems.