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SIWASH LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT CANADA

Reduce, reuse, recycle is the daily mantra at Siwash. A 6KW solar photo voltaic array sends energy to a power bank of 48 deep cycle batteries, providing 100% of electricity when the weather is fair and 96% annually. Plastic water bottles have been eliminated, biodegradable cleaners are used, and gray water drains back into the ground through a natural water filtration system that supports water conservation.

SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE

LAPA RIOS LODGE

AUSTRALIA

COSTA RICA

Senior students at the local Kangaroo Island Community Education Campus, with support from Southern Ocean Lodge as their largest market partner, established a community aquaculture project producing sustainably harvested barramundi fish. Southern Ocean Lodge also supports the school though educational initiatives.

“Twigs, Pigs, and Garbage” is the name of Lapa Rios’s sustainability tour, which showcases numerous green practices, including a biogas production system. Local pigs are fed kitchen scraps and leftovers, and their waste is collected into a biogas converter, which produces enough methane gas to fuel the stove in the staff kitchen. The pigs eventually also provide food for staff, completing a sustainable circle of production.

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