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SustainabILITY 

PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT
AND THE COMMUNITY

At Kaliwa, we work to ensure that our lodge promotes conservation of the natural and human environment in which we are located.

 

Energy Conservation

 

  • Solar run (90%)

  • Use of energy saving light bulbs

  • Encouragement of a 'switch off policy'

  • Printing whenever necessary on recycled paper

  • Regular boiler checks

  • Purchase of energy efficient equipment

  • In-house water-bottling system

Recycling and Waste Reduction

 

  • Use of recycled or recyclable products whenever possible

  • re-useable glass bottles, significantly reducing our wastage and carbon footprint

Limiting Water Consumption 

 

  • We endeavor to keep washing loads to a minimum by reducing the number of towels washed, and washing only with full loads. 

  • We are vigilant about good maintenance, which helps to prevent waste through, eg, leaking taps.

  • Grey water system (water being reused for flushing toilets)

Responsible Purchasing & Integration of Local Farmers

 

  • Use of local products to support the local community and to reduce the detrimental environmental impact caused through travel 

  • Development of our own vegetable garden 

  • Increasing responsible purchasing to include sourcing products from ethical suppliers and local farmers

  • Use of Fair Trade, organic and certified products whenever possible

Guest contribution 

 

  • We give guests the option to not have their towels laundered daily

  • We request that equipment not be left on standby or charging for prolonged periods

 

 

We welcome suggestions from our guests that will enhance our sustainability.

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