The Bodega Bay Lodge is proud to be an active citizen in our community and conscientious stewards of our environment. Year after year, we have continued to build upon a comprehensive commitment to minimizing our hotels’ impact on the environment through a series of initiatives described below.
Starting well before being ecofriendly was popular; we began programs within our hotel, restaurant and spa to improve conservation and efficiency. We have a comprehensive commitment to minimizing our impact on the environment, and our green philosophy has grown to become a core value of our company.
Key elements of our environmental programs include:
The Bodega Bay Lodge was a pioneer in establishing a 100% no-smoking policy for all guestrooms and public spaces.
Our showerheads and toilets have been replaced with low-flow technology and we have a comprehensive linen program that encourages guests to re-use their sheets and towels during their stay. This initiative has resulted in the reduction of our water usage and the energy needed for water heating, as well as decreased the quantity of wastewater.
We have a comprehensive program to turn off lights and appliances in all areas of the hotel and its facilities when not in use to conserve energy. The Lodge uses compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, instead of less efficient incandescent bulbs in guest rooms and public spaces.
Hazardous Material Recycling
The hotel has a program and appropriate recycling receptacles and containers for disposal of hazardous materials such as paint, light bulbs, batteries and electronic parts.
Environmentally Responsible Fixtures and Appliances
The Lodge has an ongoing program to replace old, wasteful fixtures (e.g. light bulbs, toilets, shower heads, faucets that allow more than 2 gallons/minutes throughput) and appliances (e.g. refrigerators and freezers, ice machines, washing machines and dryers, air conditioners, furnaces/heaters, and computers) with new efficient ones.