Khok’moya Guest House’s tally after the first site vist

Here is a summary of the responsible practices that Khok’moya Guest House were involved in when we did the first site visit.
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WATER SAVING

Water saving devices
  • Some taps are fitted with aerators or other water-saving devices
  • Some rooms have showers instead of baths, or have both options available
  • All toilets are fitted with water-saving devices
  • Some of the appliances are water-wise
Water saving practices
  • Water leaks and drips are reported immediately for repair
  • Gardens are watered before 10h00 or after 16h00

energy_saving_small_no_fill_ecoENERGY SAVING

Energy saving devices
  • Some of the lighting is energy efficient CFLs or LEDs
  • All kettles used at tea / coffee stations are small volume
  • Rooms have extra blankets for use in cooler months
Energy saving practices
  • Laundry is air dried
  • Any use of a tumble drier is limited and then optimal drying times are determined
  • In some spaces, the number of lights used are limited

 carbon_neutral_small_no_fill_ecoREDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS

  • Trips made by vehicle are planned so that there are no or fewer ’empty legs’

recycling_small_no_fill_ecoWASTE MANAGEMENT

Reducing waste
  • Food waste is minimised, eg by making meals to order instead of a buffet
  • The use of single serve sugar and disposable items is partially avoided
Recycling
  • Waste that can be re-used by the business or others has been identified
Disposal of hazardous waste
  • The business knows which waste is harmful and needs special disposal methods
  • Harmful waste safely is disposed of safely

eco_cleaning_small_no_fill_ecoECO CLEANING

  • The use of harmful substances is limited

responsible_purchasing_small_no_fill_eco copyRESPONSIBLE PURCHASING

  • Single serve items have been replaced with items in bulk
  • Disposable items have been replaced with resuable items
  • Environmentally responsible options are first considered for renovations or refurbishments

visitor_information_small_no_fill_eco copyINFORMATION TO VISITORS

  • Guests are given information about saving water
  • Guests are given information about saving electricity

sustainable_operations_small_no_fill_eco copySUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

  • Promotional materials are accurate, complete and do not make misleading claims about sustainability or what can be delivered

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