At Blaauwhein we follow a number of initiatives to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the environment. These include:
- We recycle paper, plastic, glass, etc. on a weekly basis.
- We use solar heating for water.
- We have installed water-saving showerheads.
- All toilets have a dual flush mechanism.
- All lights are equipped with energy saving globes or LEDs.
- We only use 100% cotton towels and bed linen.
- All our duvets are filled with 100% mulberry silk.
- We have a saltwater solar heated pool with water replenished from our borehole.
- All detergents used are bio-degradable.
- All organic matter from the kitchen and garden is used to make compost.
- We grow our own herbs.
- All rainwater is channeled into the garden.
- The garden is bird, chameleon, lizard, earthworm and insect friendly.
- We motivate our guests to switch off lights and appliances not in use.
- We supply reusable shopping bags to our guests.