We are GREEN!

In our Eco-friendly environment we encourage wildlife with nesting, shelter and food sources. We added a dozen more birdhouses on the trails which are shared by a variety of birds- swallows, wrens and bluebirds; more wildlife friendly plantings of American High-bush Cranberry, Bottle Brush, Redozier Dogwoods and Honeysuckle. More evergreens of Balsam, Blue Spruce and White Pine from the Arbor Day Sale by the Soil and Water Conservation Dept of  Delaware County.  We use all recycled paper products, energy efficient lighting and will add more solar panels to our existing solar grid.  We have started a new beehive to replace the ones lost in the flood last year which will help pollinate our gardens and fruits.


 Pepacton Cabins’ Environmental Policy

       We are committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to adopt environmentally responsible business practices by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic cleaning products. We are committed to these goals while maintaining our high standards for customer comfort and enjoyment.


We have achieved Green Concierge Certification, Tier One- Bronze!

In November of 2011, Pepacton Cabins became certified through the HospitalityGreen LLC  Green Concierge Eco-Business Certification  program. As an organization, we have a strong passion for sustainability and green business practices. We have demonstrated our dedication to the Green Concierge program through staff trainings, the implementation of recommendations and adherence to the Tier One Bronze set of standards of the program.

Throughout the year our property will continue to improve and track our environmentally sustainable practices with the assistance of HG.  It is our intention to qualify as a Tier Two – Silver facility under the GC Eco-Business Certification program by the close of 2012.

Our Sustainable Practices

We are implementing the following practices to comply with the Bronze Tier standards of the GC certification:

  •  We have adopted an environmental policy and will continue to track our waste and recycling practices using the Resource Tracking Tool (RTT) developed by HospitalityGreen.

  • Green Seal certified nontoxic cleaning products are used in our guest rooms.

  • We are purchasing copy papers made with minimum 50% recycled content and tissue papers made with minimum 30% recycled content.

  • We have a policy to replace expired light bulbs with energy efficient alternatives.

  • We have installed aerators in all guest room faucets and showerheads and we offer guests the option of towel and linen re-use.

  • Our facility is tracking all waste, recycling and donations throughout the year. We recycle all papers, cans, food containers and universal waste. Please ask us if you have questions. We donate reusable materials, such as linens, towels and furniture to local charities.

  • Our staff members participated in a 3 hour green training and will be actively involved in trainings throughout the coming year.

  • We established a Green Team in January of 2011.

  • We want our guests to know about our energy, water and waste saving efforts, and encourage feedback about our sustainable practices. 

  • The best way to reduce waste is to avoid creating it. Consequently, we have implemented many source reduction initiatives. Listed below are a few of them: 

  • We opt for cloth towels over paper ones.

  • Cleaning products are purchased in bulk and transferred to re-usable bottles.

  • Guest handouts and maps are laminated to promote re-use.

 What is HospitalityGreen’s Green Concierge Eco-Business Certification ™?

HospitalityGreen LLC is a New York based consulting firm specializing in environmental and operations consulting services. HospitalityGreen partners with service-based and product-based clients throughout the hospitality, manufacturing and institutional healthcare industries, to implement sustainable business practices.

The Green Concierge (GC) Project, conceived by HospitalityGreen in 2009, works with tourism and lodging facilities throughout the U.S. to help improve their economic vitality and their sustainable business practices without compromising service delivery or customer satisfaction. The GC Eco-Business Certification provides a third party audit for improvements in resource conservation and environmentally conscious business practices. The GC Certification process is structured in three tiers (Bronze, Silver and Gold) – with each tier representing a realistic benchmark and advancement to subsequent tiers dependent upon a business’ commitment, their verifiable resource tracking and their  dedication to increasingly rigorous sustainable practices.

The GC Project, through funding from the Empire State Development (ESD) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) was launched in 2010 and implemented by HospitalityGreen throughout the Catskill Watershed Region. Currently in 2012, 31 properties throughout the Catskill Region are participating in HG’s GC Eco-Business Certification program.

The GC Certification program was recently recognized and ranked by Greenlodge.org as a Silver Tier Program. Along with the GC Certification, Greenlodge.org also recognizes as Silver Tier an elite group of national and international third party certification programs.

For more information on the Green Concierge Eco-Business Certification ™ and HospitalityGreen LLC, visit www.hospitalitygreen.com