Hang up those towels and use them more than once
Each of our showers (even our own) contains a dispenser for shampoo and bath and body wash.
Purchase items in bulk
Avoid using disposable plates and paper napkins and single serving items. We don't just use the fine china here for special occasions. Our guests enjoy it every day.
Buy "green" cleaners and avoid detergents including dishwasher detergent containing phosphates (We use Palmolive's Eco - Gel Dishwasher Detergent, as so many have harmful phosphates.)
Buy local and organic products and produce.
Love those long lasting light bulbs, especially in hard to reach fixtures.
Recycyle batteries, bottles, cans, glass, bags, paper, etc,
Other bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, inns, hotels, etc. can recycle soaps and shampoos (sort separately)
Send used soaps and shampoos to: Clean The World
8026 Sunport Drive Suite 306 Orlando, Florida 32809
Candlelite Inn guests will find wicker baskets on the enclosed front porch for recycling soda cans and plastic water bottles, and the inn kitchen is always open for guests to help themselves to chilled water and ice through the refrigerator door dispenser.
Purchase reuseable canvas and organic bags for your groceries and take back any extra plastic white bags to Meijers or your grocery store for recycling. Here is a very distressing fact that sent me running out to buy more reuseable bags which are kept in each of our vehicles. It is reported that there are approximately 46,000 pieces of bioplastic floating around in each square mile of ocean. This includes plastic bags, drink bottles, takeaway containers and 6-pack holders. Throughout the world, plastic kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish every year. I also read somewhere else that only about 5% of plastic bags are even being recycled at this time.
Plant trees and perennials
Use more mulch and if you water, do so in the morning or evenings
Reuse scrap and computer paper
Turn off computers and electronics when not in use
So many of our guests are avid walkers, hikers, bikers, and cyclers. The Candlelite Inn garage is always open for our guests' items.
Reduce Reuse Recycle