The Nonantum Resort was named a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Gold property in 2015 & 2016, as determined by our overall level of participation in environmentally friendly activities.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders recognizes hotels that are committed to green practices like recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations. Gold is the second highest ranking a property can achieve for its sustainability efforts. Travelers can find and book a greener stay – just look for the leaf on our TripAdvisor listing!
We use nOcean amenities in our bathrooms because the containers are made up of recycled plastic that has been cleaned up from the ocean or washed up on the beaches then melted down to create these nice containers. Learn more about the process and how we are helping to clean our oceans by supporting this great initiative.
We are certified by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as an Environmental Leader by implementing programs to:
- Save energy
- Conserve water
- Minimize/reduce waste
- Use environmentally preferable cleaners
- Purchase and prepare local foods
- Compost unused food waste with We Compost It!
- Installed 3 electric vehicle charging stations in summer 2014
- Recycle our unused soap products with Clean the World*, a non-profit organization that saves the lives of children by bringing these items to impoverished countries around the world (program implemented in March 2012)
- Educate the staff and guests on reducing their environmental impact
- Donate money from our bottle returns to local charities and staff wellness benefits
- All of the gardens and resort grounds are 100% organic
- Use herbs and edible flowers grown on site in our food and beverage offerings
- Working on plantings to help sustain bee and monarch butterfly populations
- Planting natural herbs and flowers to sustain the local colonies
- Giving out pods to encourage planting at home
- Proud supporters of the Environmental Leader Program
To date, the Nonantum Resort has engaged in WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) Recycling Practices equivalent to:
of Trash from a Landfill
*CO2 offset Tree Planting Equivalency was determined using an average of 13 lbs. per tree per year and is an estimate based on research and data compiled by Tufts University Climate Initiative and available online at http://sustainability.tufts.edut/corbon-sequestration/. Younger trees are typically more efficient consumers of CO2, however sequestration of CO2 by trees is highly variable based on tree type, age of tree and general environmental conditions.
Since joining the Clean the World program in 2016, we have:
bars of soap
lbs. of soap
lbs. of plastic