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Green Mountain Bed and Breakfast

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Sustainable Tourism Practices in North Carolina


Green Mountain Bed and Breakfast


Solid Waste Management, Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

Recycled paper and literature.

Freshwater Consumption Reduction

Return-loop plumbing system. Water Conservation program– linens changed between guests and on request.

Wastewater Management

Whole house water filtration uses allows for zero waste water.

Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Management

Renewable Green power for Electricity - supporting wind & solar power. Energy conservation program. Insulated, double-paned windows. Low wattage compact fluorescent lighting. Solar landscape lighting. Whole house fans and ceiling fans for air circulation.

Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation

Natural, non-toxic pest control and lawn maintenance. Natural wood flooring.

Land Use Planning and Management

Conscious choices to preserve and protect the environment.

Air Quality Protection and Noise Reduction

Non-smoking estate; guest rooms, outdoor decks and entire property. Zero-VOC non-toxic paints. Natural and non-toxic cleaning products.

Responsible Purchasing

Local and Organic food and beverages.

64 Laurel Cove Rd.

Candler, NC 28715

Phone: 828-633-0232


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