Completed “Online Eco Rating” by Maui Beach Bed and Breakfast in Hawaii
Date: December 19, 2015
Achieved grade: 3.6 Butterflies out of 5
|ID||Question||Answer(s) given||Points received||Result|
|74||What is your name?||Tanaz||0.00||N/a (survey question)|
|75||What is the name of your lodge/hotel/business?||Maui Beach Bed and Breakfast / Maui Beach House||0.00||N/a (survey question)|
|78||What is the url of your website?||Maui Beach Bed and Breakfast Vacation||0.00||N/a (survey question)|
|76||What is your email address?||Aloha@MauiBeachVR.com||0.00||N/a (survey question)|
|77||What is your role with this hotel/lodge/business?||Owner||0.00||N/a (survey question)|
|107||Use natural air circulation and fans, not air conditioners.|
Mark yes or no.
|108||Use natural light during the day.|
Please answer yes or no.
|109||Minimize use of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, machines and equipment.|
Yes or No.
|110||Use on demand or solar heating for hot water.|
Yes or No.
|111||Air dry clothes/linens.|
Yes or No.
|112||Wash dishes by hand.||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|113||Use energy efficient appliances and electronics.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|114||Use low wattage fluorescent light bulbs.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|115||Change linens, tablecloths, napkins upon request.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|116||Switch off lights when not used.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|117||You use alternative energy. For example solar, wind, hydro, or biogas.|
Please mark what percentage of alternative energy you use below.
|Over 2/3 or 66% up to 100%||3.00||Wrong answer|
|119||Do you monitor and record energy consumption as an aid to work towards conserving of energy?||Yes||2.00||Correct answer|
|157||If you use alternative energy please mark those you use below. If you don’t use any please check None.||Solar||1.00||Correct answer|
|93||Use low flow faucets and shower-heads.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|94||Use low water use toilets.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|96||Use table mats that can be wiped and not laundered or use the bare table top.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|97||Use biodegradable laundry detergent, dish soap and hand soap when at all possible.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|98||Do you treat swimming pool and/or fountains with chlorine-free processes or have no pool or fountains?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|99||Collect rainwater for re-use.||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|100||Do you reuse gray water for irrigation.|
|Water is abundant and there is no need to collect gray water.||1.00||Correct answer|
|101||Do you use Xeriscaping in your landscape?|
Xeriscaping refers to a method of landscape design that minimizes water use.
|102||Do you have other water conservation activities?||Yes||2.00||Correct answer|
|103||Capture and treat fresh water. Capture water from renewable sources including spring, river, rain, and in some cases wells, depending on how they’re used.|
Please choose an answer only for the renewable sources you use.
|No captured water is used.||0.00||Wrong answer|
|104||How is captured fresh water treated?||Don\’t capture water||0.00||Wrong answer|
|106||Do you monitor and record water usage as an aid to work towards conservation of water?||Yes||2.00||Correct answer|
|162||Have you installed a water meter?|
Some systems don’t allow this. Please check yes if this is the case for your hotel or business.
|163||Do you water the garden and grounds at night or the very early morning?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|164||Do you water deeply but less often?|
This will encourage plants to grow deeper roots, so that they need water less frequently.
|165||Do you use mulch, a ground cover like straw or newspapers, on your garden to retain moisture?|
If you don’t have a garden, do you use it on any vegetation you have?
|175||Do you ask visitors or display notices to use as little water as possible?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|120||Use durable service items, e.g. cups, glasses, dishes, tableware, storage items?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|121||Do you buy fresh and local to reduce packaging and emissions from transportation?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|122||Do you purchase in bulk to reduce packaging?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|123||Do you recycle paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|125||Do you have close to zero waste in the kitchen?|
This is accomplished by buying in bulk and composting food waste, excluding items that can’t be composted like meat.
|126||Do you serve locally filtered water instead of bottled water?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|128||Do you compost organic matter?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|130||Do you work towards specific recycling and waste targets?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|131||Do you purchase products made with recycled materials?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|132||Do you replace disposable items with items that can be reused?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|133||Have you developed and shared recycling education programs in your area?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|134||Do you educate your staff on the importance of recycling?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|135||Do you host a neighborhood/area clean-up day?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|136||Do you go to schools in your area to impress the importance of “Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle”? Children are our future.||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|166||Do you have recycling bins located in each guest’s room with clear instructions?||Not in the rooms but somewhere else||1.00||Correct answer|
|167||Is two sided printing standard practice in your establishment to decrease your use of paper?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|168||Has your establishment switched to bulk dispensed bathroom amenities?|
This means refilling shampoo, soap, etc. rather than using small purchased items that then get thrown out.
|176||Do you encourage your community to recycle?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|137||Do you minimize tree removal when building?||Yes||0.00||Correct answer|
|138||Do you use only botanical (plant-based) herbicides and pesticides in your gardens and grounds?||Yes||0.00||Correct answer|
|139||Do you maintain organic gardens as food source for the resort?||Yes||0.00||Correct answer|
|140||Do you use biodegradable cleaning products?||Yes, when I can find them||1.00||Correct answer|
|141||Do you minimize external illumination when possible?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|142||Do you take additional specific actions not listed here to preserve the local habitat?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|143||Have you left part of your land in it’s natural state?||Less than 1/10 of your land||1.00||Correct answer|
|161||How big is your lodge?|
We will use the maximum number of guests to rate how big your place is.
The smaller an establishment is, the less resources it uses.
|Fewer than 10 people||3.00||Correct answer|
|169||Do you have designated trails or pathways to keep visitors from walking through pristine areas?|
If this is not possible because most of your land is protected, you may mark yes.
|170||Have you labeled local flora to inform visitors about native vegetation?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|171||When building or planning you minimize removing local flora.||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|172||Do you have part of your land as a true nature sanctuary, with no access by people so that it can remain pristine?|
This helps the local flora and fauna.
|173||Do you put out literature about the local plants and animals so guests have easy access to it?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|174||Do you make a point of informing visitors to stay away from local wildlife?|
Encounters with people stresses wildlife.
|144||Do you use local suppliers for most of your needs?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|145||What % of purchased goods for your business are produced locally?||Between 1/2 and 3/4 (51%-75%)||2.00||Correct answer|
|146||Do you pay above local prevailing wage?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|147||Do you hire staff residing near the resort if at all possible?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|148||What % of your employees are local nationals?||More than 2/3 (67%) are local natives.||2.00||Correct answer|
|149||Do you re-invest most resort income locally?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|150||What % of your businesses income is re-invested locally?||More than 2/3 (67%)||2.00||Correct answer|
|151||Do you pay into local social security?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|152||Do you provide health insurance or coverage to your employees?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|153||Do you use regular staff meetings or discussions to educate staff about sustainable processes throughout the resort, in the garden, with waste disposal, etc.?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|154||Do you provide educational awareness programs for staff, guests, suppliers and other members of the local community?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|155||Do you provide sustainable transport to work for staff unless they can walk?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|156||Do you take any additional action to support the local community that aren’t listed in this Eco Rating?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|159||Do you encourage your visitors to directly benefit the local community by leaving printed matter or having discussions about the local businesses and encouraging them to spend locally?||Yes||1.00||Correct answer|
|160||Do you encourage your visitors to learn about the local customs and culture?||No||0.00||Wrong answer|
|158||Do you have written Policies and Procedures for running your business in a sustainable manner?|
This question about whether you have Policies and Procedures applies to all categories and counts for 1 point for each category, Energy, Water, Recycling and Waste, Land and Nature Conservation and Community. You cannot get a perfect score without it.
To get credit for this you need to email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|177||Please list the extra activities you practice if you answered yes to any of the questions asking that.|
If you have any suggestions to improve the Online Eco Rating, please list them here as well. The Eco Rating is a work in progress and will be updated as new ideas are suggested.
|0.00||N/a (survey question)|