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Environmentally-sensitive Philosophy

The Scandinavian Inn focuses on a simple approach to comfort, and continually seeks new ways to operate in an environmentally-sensitive manner and minimize our footprint on the planet. Steps taken to date include those listed below:
  • Operate an energy-efficient geothermal heating/cooling system
  • Purchase organic produce at cooperatives and our Farmer's Market, using regionally-grown items when available
  • Serve free-range meats and eggs, locally raised as available
  • Provide cloth napkins at breakfast
  • Brew shade-grown, fair market coffees
  • Line-dry towels and linens outdoors when the weather permits
  • Apply no synthetic lawn chemicals
  • Mow using a non-motorized reel lawnmower and shovel snow by hand
  • Compost
  • Provide vegetable-based bath soaps
  • Use environmentally-friendly detergents and cleaning products.
  • Do not over-use air conditioning.
We recognize the need to provide comfort to our guests -- our bedrooms have air conditioning. But we like to give open windows, fans, and natural ventilation a chance first.

When we contemplate changes, we always ask ourselves, "Is this change moving us closer or farther from our environmentally-sensitive goals?" It's an ever-evolving effort, and we welcome suggestions from our guests.

[The Innkeepers]

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