GREEN TIPS FOR HOTEL GUESTS
Welcome to Krasna House! As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll be met with a gentle reminder to take it slow. We wish you a pleasant stay and hope that you’ll cherish it for the lovely and delicious memories you’ll make along the way.
From the very start, Krasna House has been committed to environmental preservation and keeping the adverse impact of tourism at bay, thereby being one piece in the patchwork of sustainability-oriented accommodation.
Its effort to strengthen this commitment and raise awareness of environmental issues culminated in Krasna House becoming GREEN KEY certified in 2022. What does that mean, you ask? An eco-label, GREEN KEY is the leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainability within the tourism industry. It represents the commitment of companies to adhere to strict criteria in their certified accommodation, and assures guests that by opting to stay at such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level.
This label is a recognition of our
EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.
WE PLEDGE TO:
- act in an environmentally conscious way in every aspect of our business operations,
- impress upon our visitors, guests, friends and family the importance of sustainability
- keep up with the newest trends for responsible management of natural resources and efficient use of electricity and heat.
Doing that, supports the natural environment, first and foremost. Being eco-friendly is mainly about small steps that don’t take a lot of effort and don’t require much sacrifice in terms of modern convenience. All it takes is simple and modest actions. If we band together, we can make a difference and leave the world a better place for the future generations.
For this reason, the Krasna House staff have made a pledge to be mindful of the environment and we encourage our guests to do the same. Awareness-raising is a core element of the Green Key. We encourage you to implement the tips below to help us keep our surroundings clean and green. We also appreciate your comments and suggestions – we’ll try to consider them as much as we can and/or forward them to the relevant institutions.
STAYING HYDRATED WITHOUT BEING WASTEFUL
An average person uses 80 litres of potable water a day to maintain a decent quality of living. In Slovenia, we use between 130 and 200 litres of potable water per household member per day. Just one flush of the toilet uses between 2 and 8 litres of clean potable water, while the average Slovenian household uses 6 litres of potable water a day for cooking alone. We are privileged to be able to host you in a place that still has safe-to-drink water. In fact, Slovenians drink exceptionally clean water of incredible quality. So fill up your water bottle and let’s drink to your health!
DILIGENTLY SORTING WASTE
Please make sure to separate waste according to the rules. Use designated bins and don’t litter or flush things down the drain. As this could potentially contaminate groundwater and other sources of drinking water. Make an effort to put your waste into correct recycling bins.
Plastic is a major issue – for the environment and for the people. In 2017, Slovenia generated 987,151 tonnes of municipal waste, or 478 kg of municipal waste per capita. A person in Slovenia uses from 100 to 300 plastic bags per year, which are thrown away within minutes to an hour. With the increasing production of plastics and 6.4 million tonnes a year ending up in the environment, the particles and substances that enter human and animal bodies have a big impact on health. For our part, we try to stay away from single-use plastic products as much as we can.
TURNING OFF THE LIGHTS
Our house uses energy-efficient/LED lamps. Lights are switched off when not needed. This helps to cut the power bill and save the environment.
REDUCING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
Our house is well insulated and features energy-efficient windows. We keep the doors and windows closed. In the summer, this prevents the rooms from getting too hot, so there’s no need for extra cooling. This effectively reduces our carbon footprint. What we do is air the rooms briefly in the morning and evening.
CHERISHING THE AREA’S NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Our area boasts an outstanding natural and cultural heritage! Visit us to discover it for yourself: experience it with all your senses! For more information about the local sights, experiences, cuisine and customs, head to the info point in our reception area. For even more information, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff.
GETTING AROUND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Our area is ideal for cycling and hiking. Every trip you take on a bike or on foot instead of taking the car means you’re being eco-friendly. Have you ever considered how differently we experience a place when we visit it on foot or by bike? You can really feel its vibe, savour the scents and take in the sounds when you get up close and personal. It’s also much easier to open up and bond with the locals. In fact, this is the only way to really get a sense of the place and people. If there’s anything you need to know about bike rentals or cycling and hiking trails, just ask our staff or the receptionist.
SPARING USE OF LAUNDRY DETERGENTS AND WATER
Hotels around the world use tonnes of laundry detergent and millions of litres of water every day to wash towels and bed linen that have only been used once. It’s for this reason that we only change the bed linen and towels before guests first arrive or, alternatively, if our guests specifically ask us to.
With all this in mind, we hope you’ll enjoy your stay with us. By being responsible and environmentally conscious, all of us together can ensure a brighter future of our planet.