Sustainability

Sustainability at our core.

With sustainability at the core of our mission, the Inn adheres to a circular business model by composting of unused foods, transitioning towards electric and hybrid vehicles, utilizing renewable energy like solar and hydroelectricity, and eliminating the use of single-use plastics. Collectively, these efforts have resulted in the Inn being Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified by Green Step. Our goal is to work towards net zero emissions for all our operations and tours.

Through our partnership with the Atlantic Healthy Oceans Initiative (AHOI), we’re working to become one of the only Ocean Wise Certified Seafood Partners in the province and a B Corp establishment.

We Are Built

Eco-Friendly

The Inn was renovated with natural materials and as much as possible was repurposed from the original structure. To avoid synthetic materials, the new floors are maple hardwood instead of laminate, and the bathrooms have ceramic tiles instead of vinyl as well as low flow toilets. All bedding is made of 100% organic materials including cotton and down. Furniture has been upcycled with a fresh layer of paint, and light fixtures are supplied with energy efficient bulbs. While propane is on demand for the lobby fireplace and kitchen, other energy comes from hydropower and more efficient heat pumps.

Sustainable

Seafood and Locally Sourced Food

Our restaurant menu exclusively offers sustainably rated seafood sourced from Ocean Wise as a certified seafood partner. Food is collected directly from local farmers, fish harvesters, and butchers by dropping and picking up reusable containers.

Reducing

Our Carbon Footprint

A carbon tax is applied to any experiences booked through our sister companies of Tour Gros Morne and Taste of Gros Morne that utilizes products the generate carbon emissions. The tax is donated to the Atlantic Health Oceans Initiative for its environmental programming to look after our oceans and coastal communities. There’s also educational programming during our touring experiences for travelers to learn how they can reduce their carbon footprint.

Zero Plastic

Waste Initiative

All our operations are a part of the Zero Plastic Waste Initiative for the Gros Morne Region in partnership with the Environment and Climate Change Canada Federal program. Single-use plastics have been eliminated and biodegradable packaging is used instead of plastic.

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