Eco Rating Bali EcoStay
|Name of property||Bali Eco Stay|
|Person completing this form||John Blundstone|
|Address of property||Kanciana Village,Kumetug,
Desa Gunung Salak,
|Phone number including country code and area code||+6281338042326|
|Type of property||B&B|
|Number of rooms or cottages||3 Bungalows|
|Maximum number of guests||12|
|Eco ratings, certifications, awards||Eco Rating from Eco Tropical Resorts: 3.8 out of 5.
Opening 27th December 2010
- Do you have a written environmental or social sustainability policy? YES
If yes, please attach.
- Do you have a written environmental management system? YES
If yes, please attach.
- Describe the property – aim, size, facilities, amount of land owned and leased (150 words max)
We are 2 hectares in size, our aim is to live sustainably by example, we have a 25 year lease with our landowners, we have 3 bungalows, a restaurant, extensive fruit and vegetable gardens, natural swimming pool, massage bale and yoga space.
- Describe the location, including distance to nearest town and size of town (100 words max)
We are situated on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in central Bali, 9 kilometres from Tabanan, travelling west on the Gillimanok Road, then turning right for 12 kilometres up the mountain. Tabanan’s population 300,000.
- Describe WHY you made the decision to develop an eco resort (100 word max)
We came for a holiday at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge in November 2009 and saw what an incredible impact Norm and Linda vant Hoff from The Lodge where making on the environment an in the community.
After working in Restaurants for 25 years in Australia, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something as a family and make a contribution to the environment and community at the same time.
Introduction to the Butterfly Club’s Eco Rating
The Butterfly Club Eco Rating has five equally-weighted categories:
- Recycling and waste;
- Land and nature conservation; and
Each category has five levels, designated by one to five butterflies. Through self assessment, resort operators completing this rating will determine their own levels within each category based on their responses to items listed below.
Two categories – energy and water – have similar rating systems with Levels 1 and 2 addressing conservation of existing resources, and Levels 3, 4 and 5 addressing creation of renewable energy or capturing water.
Level five in every category also requires written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record consumption; (2) test and apply additional conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific targets. We require a copy of your policies if you achieve level 5 in any category.
Eco Rating Bali EcoStay Energy
Levels 1 and 2 – conservation: Check all that apply:
__Y_ use natural air circulation and fans, not air conditioners
__Y_ use natural light during the day
__Y_ minimize use of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, machines and equipment
_Y__ use “on demand” or solar heating for hot water
__Y_ air dry clothes/linens
__Y_ wash dishes by hand
__Y use energy efficient appliances and electronics
_Y__ use low wattage fluorescent or LED light bulbs
__Y change linens, tablecloths, napkins upon request
__Y_ switch off lights when not used
Other energy conservation activities? Please list:
Hydro Power plant installed on-site
Level 1 = four or fewer energy conservation activities
Level 2 = five or more energy conservation activities
Levels 3, 4 and 5 – renewable energy: Indicate proportion (%) of energy from each source:
__25_ public utility
Other energy sources? Please list:
How were these proportions developed?
Level 3 = renewable energy is employed and is less than 1/3 of all energy
Level 4 = renewable energy constitutes 1/3 – 2/3 of all energy
Level 5 = renewable energy constitutes 2/3 or more of all energy. In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record energy consumption; (2) test and apply additional energy conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific energy targets.
Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Energy Level 5 (required).
Your Energy Level (select 1 – 5) = 5
Eco Rating Bali EcoStay Water
Levels 1 and 2 – conservation: Check all that apply:
__Y low flow faucets and showerheads
__Y low water use toilets
__Y change linens, towels, tablecloths, and napkins upon request
__Y_use table mats that can be wiped and not laundered
__Y use biodegradable laundry detergent, dish soap and hand soap
__Y treat swimming pool with chlorine-free processes
Other water conservation activities? Please list.
Our swimming pool is a modified natural stream of pure spring water
Level 1 = three or fewer water conservation activities
Level 2 = four or more water conservation activities
Levels 3, 4 and 5 – capture and treat fresh water and manage waste water. Capture water: Indicate proportion (%) of water from each source:
___ reuse gray
___ public utility
Other water sources? Please list.
Fresh water treatment: how is captured fresh water treated?
__100%_ naturally. Indicate method: charcoal, ultraviolet light, other? List: No Treatment
___ chemically. List chemicals used:
Waste water management:
__Y_ septic tanks
__Y_ other? List methods: Septic flows to isolated Permaculture waste water gardens.
Level 3: Water is captured (from springs, rivers, rain or prior use) and constitutes less than 1/3 of water from all sources. Water is treated chemically. Water disposal does not minimize damage to coral reefs and rain forests
Level 4: Captured water constitutes 1/3 to 2/3 of all water. Water is treated naturally. Water disposal minimizes damage to coral reefs and rain forests
Level 5: Captured water constitutes more than 2/3 of all water. Water is treated naturally. Water disposal minimizes damage to coral reefs and rain forests. In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record water consumption; (2) test and apply additional water conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific water targets.
Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Water Level 5 (required).
Your Water Level (select 1 – 5): 5
Eco Rating Bali EcoStay Recycling and waste
Check all that apply:
__Y_ use durable service items, e.g. cups, glasses, dishes, tableware, storage items
__Y_ buy fresh and local to reduce packaging and emissions from transportation
__Y_ purchase in bulk to reduce packaging
__Y_ recycle paper, glass, plastic, aluminum
__Y minimize emissions from fossil-fuel powered vehicles, machines & equipment
__Y_ zero waste in the kitchen
__Y_ serve local water, not bottled water
__Y_ cleaning products are biodegradable
__Y compost organic matter
Other methods to recycle waste? Please list. Grey & Black Water Gardens.
Level 1 = four or fewer recycling activities
Level 2 = five recycling activities
Level 3 = six recycling activities
Level 4 = seven recycling activities
Level 5 = eight or more recycling activities. In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record recycling and waste; (2) test and apply additional recycling and waste conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific recycling and waste targets.
Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Recycling and Waste Level 5 (required).
Your Recycling and Waste Level (select 1 – 5): 5
Eco Rating Bali EcoStay Land and nature conservation
Check all that apply:
__Y_ minimize tree removal when building
__Y use only botanical (plant-based) herbicides & pesticides in garden & grounds
__Y_ maintain organic gardens as food source for resort
__Y use biodegradable cleaning products
__Y_ minimize external illumination
__Y_ take additional specific actions to preserve the local habitat.
__Y Landscaping with native plants
Please list actions
and projects: Vetiver grass hedges have been planted to stop erosion on sloping areas.
River bank area has been regenerated.
Level 1: one or two land and nature conservation activities
Level 2: three land and nature conservation activities
Level 3: four land and nature conservation activities
Level 4: five land and nature conservation activities
Level 5: six or more land and nature conservation activities. In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record land and nature conservation activities; (2) test and apply additional land and nature conservation methods; and (3) work towards specific land and nature conservation targets.
Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Land and Nature Conservation Level 5 (required).
Your Land and Nature Conservation Level (select 1 – 5): 5
Eco Rating Bali EcoStay Community
This category addresses policies and activities regarding staff, guests, suppliers and other members of the community.
Check all activities that apply:
__Y_ hire staff residing near the resort _100__% local nationals
__Y_ use local suppliers _75_% purchased goods produced locally
__Y_ re-invest resort income locally _100__% income re-invested locally
__Y_ pay above local prevailing wage
___ pay into local social security
__Y_ provide health insurance or coverage
__Y_ use regular staff meetings to educate staff about sustainable processes throughout the resort, in the garden, with waste disposal, etc
__Y_ provide educational awareness programs for staff, guests, suppliers and other members of the local community
__Y_ provide sustainable transport to work for staff
__Y_ take additional specific actions to support the local community. Please list actions and projects.
___ Have enrolled your staff in any personal green training/certification schemes such as ecohelpline.com green leaf certification.
Several recent community projects .
Level 1: one or two community activities
Level 2: three to five community activities
Level 3: six to seven community activities
Level 4: eight to nine community activities
Level 5: ten or more community activities. In addition, there are written sustainability policies or environmental management systems to: (1) monitor and record community activities; (2) test and apply additional methods to support the community; and (3) work towards specific community targets.
Attach a copy of your policies if you achieve Community Level 5 (required).
Your Community Level (select 1 – 5): 5
YOUR OVERALL ECO SCORE (add your level for each category and divide by 5and enter the result with the decimal point, e.g. 3.6): 5.0
We have three final questions which are not part of the eco rating:
- Our green & clean hydro power system
Building an Eco Lodge from start to finish in 9 months including a hyrdo electric power system to power the property.
- Indicate additional sustainable practices that you plan to institute within the next 6 months.
Installation of our larger pelaton wheel to achieve 100% green power.
Extensions to the organic food gardens.
- Is there anything else you would like to add to this eco rating?
Eco is not just a trendy word for us. We are passionate about all things eco… it is our lifestyle and the reason we are here at Bali Eco Stay.
The land the resort is built on is still owned by the original Balinese land owners who are in partnership with John and Cath Blundstone who feel it is important for the locals to retain their land for future generations.
Throughout the three local villages they have installed framed rubbish sacks and employ a villager in each village to keep sacks replenished. On the first Wednesday of the month we employ a local truck driver and attendant to collect rubbish and take it down the mountain to the tip and recycling depot.
Our local villages are some of the cleanest places in Bali and we have worked to re-educate the locals that unlike banana leaf that they could throw on the ground, their choc packets and plastics do not go back to nature!
A recent newspaper article stated “Bali Eco Stay now lays claim to the most environmentally friendly eco accommodation in Bali and is being used as an blueprint for eco lodges in other areas.”