We have more than just a green thumb. Basin Harbor Club is actively engaged in reducing our carbon footprint.
We want to ensure our lakeside resort on Lake Champlain remains as beautiful today as it did over a century ago. We believe in the importance of green efforts so when Audubon Society grew their program to include green resort grounds, we enrolled the entire property to achieve “green hotels in Vermont” status. The Golf Course at Basin Harbor Club is the first Vermont course to become a member of the prestigious Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. The program now includes site assessment and environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water and resource management, outreach and education.
We are also a proud member of Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State. The Green Hotel designation reflects a commitment to pollution prevention and exemplary environmental stewardship through the development of an environmental plan.
Fourth Generation Host, Bob Beach Jr., has frequently described the family’s legacy as having been stewards of the land since 1803, “We are dedicated to preserving our 700 acres of tranquility and reducing the carbon footprint on a local and global level.”
Our conservation efforts make up a larger initiative we call the BASIN Project. The BASIN Project includes:
- Fresh Food Farm. Check our blog for updates
- Striving toward Environmental Sustainability
- Composting all food waste, saving 60,000 tons from landfills and creating a welcome supplement for the resort’s gardens.
- LED light bulbs to conserve electricity
- Low flow toilets reducing our water waste
- The outdoor pool is heated by solar panels
- Data Furnace
- The laundry equipment, washer/extractors and iron-er, have variable speed drives, and evaporators have ECMs
- Electric Auto Program
- Efficiency Program including solar and bio-fuel
- Forestry Plan
- Renewable Plan
Basin Harbor Club is also committed to using local and fresh farmers and produce in our daily dining adventures.