Our Green and Sustainable Efforts

Green & Sustainable Efforts

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The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Green Committee manage our sustainability efforts and develop its institutional capacity around sustainability. Our Green Team assesses the current state of the resort, brainstorms possibilities, sets goals, and creates action plans.

We are apart of sustainable tourism practices and take great pride in being a registered Gold Tier Member in the The Den’s Sustainable and Circular Accommodation Program.

By choosing our accommodation, you are committing to using all
natural products, scented with pure essential oils that are healthy for you, your family and the environment. We actively engage in a closed loop system that creates zero waste.

This is our commitment to keeping our guests and staff healthy, and the local environment pristine.

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort has always been environmentally conscious – however in 2021 we began an earnest journey to become a zero-waste model hotel.  We have joined Vancouver Island Green Business Collective and have worked with them to review our practices.  We are very proud to say that we have achieved and maintained a Green Rating – their highest recognition for 2 years.  We have changed all our cleaning products to a locally made, natural cleaning product – Mint Cleaning.  We are honoured to be offering our guests – Oneka Elements as our in room bath amenities – removing the single use plastic.  Oneka Elements is a Canadian company that has created a high-quality product.

We are proud to be apart of sustainable tourism practices and take great pride in being a registered Gold Tier Partner in the The Den’s Sustainable and Circular Accommodation Program.

By choosing our accommodation, you are committing to using all natural products, scented with pure essential oils that are healthy for you, your family and the environment. We actively engage in a closed loop system that creates zero waste.

We continue to be an Oceanwise member, and we are Surf Rider Ocean Friendly business.  Our F&B team always work towards getting it local.  We source as much of our food as possible through the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild.  We offer local Vancouver Island beverages.

We review our water usage and are working to make changes in our consumption.  We have implemented a Volunteer policy for our Employees to take a paid day off to volunteer at the organization of their choice.  We support our local charitable organizations from Food Bank on the Edge, Wild Pacific Trail Society, Raincoast Education, we also donate 50% of our pet fees to our local CARE (Coastal Animal Rescue & Education) Network.  Our Gift Shop supports local artists, and gives our guests the opportunity to purchase our amenities and start their own refill program.

This is our commitment to keeping our guests and staff healthy, and the local environment pristine.

 

 



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Our Green team is focusing on being more:

  • environmentally sound by reducing the impacts of growth on natural resources and the environment
  • economically productive by making local investments that will protect human and natural resources
  • socially just by providing equitable access to resources and decision making processes in ways that benefit all parts of the community

Our Current Initiatives

  • Conserve Energy
  • Limit Water Waste
  • Serve Local Food
  • Recycling
  • Linen and towel reuse programs
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Naturally derived guest amenities, healthful products help to support the honeybee and sustainable pollination research.

Media contact

Heather Riddick
Director, Sales & Marketing

tel: 250.726.4808 or 1.877.266.2559
email: [email protected]

Media contact

Heather Riddick
Director, Sales & Marketing

tel:
250.726.4808 or 1.877.266.2559

email:
[email protected]