At the Maple Inn Parrsboro, we are deeply committed to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing sustainable practices.
Our journey began in the mid-2000s with the installation of solar hot water systems, effectively slashing our furnace oil consumption by an impressive 10,000 litres annually. Building upon this success, we took another significant stride in 2021 by incorporating a 28-panel solar array. Over the course of just two years, this addition has generated an impressive 24.4k kWh of power, resulting in a remarkable reduction of 17.9 tons of CO2 emissions. To further harness the power of solar energy, we have replaced our furnace oil hot water heaters and clothes dryers with electric alternatives. This transition enables us to fully leverage the benefits of renewable energy.
Additionally, we are proud to prioritize eco-friendly practices such as the use of paraben-free soaps and shampoos. Recycling is a cornerstone of our operations, and we actively participate in local composting programs to repurpose all our food waste. As we look to the future, we are dedicated to expanding our sustainable efforts. Our plans include eliminating individual soaps, shampoos, and conditioners to minimize single-use plastic waste. We also aim to increase the usage of recycled and bamboo paper products throughout our property. Furthermore, recognizing the growing popularity of electric vehicles, we hope to add a quick charger by 2024 to accommodate the needs of our guests with EV vehicles.
At the Maple Inn, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and we invite you to be a part of our eco-conscious journey.