Energy We have a solar drying area to reduce the amount of electricity we use for laundry. By setting our casitas in the landscape we have been able to reduce the energy we use to cool them. We use energy-efficient light bulbs and, where possible, automatic lighting controls. Our water heaters are instant water heaters which use less energy than heaters which keep water warm all the time. We track our energy use on a regular basis to see if there are problems that need to be addressed. Water Part of our routine maintenance includes checking for water leaks to ensure no water is wasted Our staff are trained in using “green” practices and our guests are encouraged to support us by doing things like turning off lights and using less water. We collect and use rainwater in our dairy operation. Our gardens and lawns use rainwater only. On our farm, we use organic and permacutlure methods, grow local plants in our gardens and actively protect habitats for animals. We have a reforestation project on our property and periodically plant trees in the local biological corridor. We don’t use any single use plastics.