Be a Responsible Owner

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As a property owner, the Island and all of its magnificent natural charm is your home. During your visits or when your home is rented by guests, it is up to you to set the example for taking care of our environment. Doing this does not have to be an expensive endeavor. In fact, by following these simple steps you will see significant savings on your utilities and routine property maintenance.

 

1. Energy conservation

Energy is the primary contributor to a property’s carbon footprint. Thankfully, there are ways to outfit your property to become an eco-friendly home. Some easy steps include getting LED lightbulbs, energy-efficient appliances, and installing solar panels to dramatically reduce your property’s energy usage and costs.

 

2. Water conservation

There are many simple steps you can take which will help reduce water consumption. On the macro level, you can hire an expert to conduct a water audit to investigate where you’re consuming the most water and repair any leaks or drips. Besides, to help promote eco-friendly vacationing you can ask guests to reuse their towels, to only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full, and to double-check that they turn off all faucets after use. This will not only help the environment but will also help you save on your water bill.

 

3. Waste and recycling

Place clearly marked containers for recycling and waste disposal. You can print out our guide on what is recyclable and what is garbage to educate your guests when they arrive.

 

4. Transport

We all know that driving around in cars creates an ugly carbon footprint. Luckily, the Island is small enough that most places your guests will want to go are either walking distance or a short bike ride away. To help promote eco-friendly transportation you can provide bicycles for guest use. You can reserve them here for use during their stay.