In all of our purchase and development decisions, we aim to take the environment and society into account as much as possible. Here are some examples of our green activities:
The fish pond that we created in 1980 is now a fully-fledged nature area where you can spot deer and spoonbills. All green areas are maintained and developed in accordance with a nature plan for businesses. An example of this is the orchard in the sheep meadow that used to be part of the farm and has been brought.
We also feel strongly about contributing to our social environment. Each year, we make a donation to one or more charities. In addition, we are an approved work placement company for various vocational study programmes. We frequently participate in sustainable regional initiatives and keep our guests informed of this. The mini market carries Sjoeka bags and jewellery (www.sjoeka.nl). All Sjoeka products are made fairly in Tanzania. The money generated by the selling of these products goes towards various charities in Africa.
A bicycle for shopping is available for guests, free of charge. Upon arrival, guests receive a free copy of the Natuurlijk Voorne-Putten Foundation’s Green Card, packed with fun ideas for agro-tourist and sustainable activities.
Guests are expected to separate waste before disposing of it in the appropriate bins.
Energy and use of chemicals
Our campsite runs on green electricity. Low-energy light bulbs and LED-lamps are used in all buildings and throughout the campsite grounds. All taps, toilets and showers in the sanitary buildings and rental accommodations are water saving. The water in sanitary building 3 is heated with solar boilers. Our Eco chalet is a rental unit that has been built using sustainable materials, and is perfectly insulated and equipped with collectors generating electricity and heat. The moss roof provides optimal insulation. Obviously, the paper used at the reception desk is fully recyclable.
Cleaning products without chlorine, ammonia phosphates, and with less than 5% ionic surfactants are used for cleaning the interior and bathroom.
If you have any ideas or suggestions to help make our campsite even more sustainable, please let us know!