Australian Walkabout Inn

Your Romantic Escape to Pennsylvania's Amish Country

We Are Green

We Are Green

  • Indoor lights in public spaces are on timers; outdoor floodlights are on motion sensors.
  • Use energy efficient lighting.
  • Grow our own herbs.
  • Take cardboard and glossy paper to our township recycling collection area.
  • Shop at and support locally owned retailers
  • Use Energy Star appliances
  • Collect lawn, garden and yard waste for local composting
  • Re-use furniture – all of our antiques have been lovingly used by other generations
  • Donate to Goodwill and utilize services such as Craigslist and Freecycle. See www.freecycle.org and www.craigslist.com
  • Take re-usable bags to the grocery store.
  • Pay bills online and receive e-statements.
  • UL-certified power strips provided in guest rooms.
  • Windows and screens kept in good working order so we can open them on days when the temperatures are moderate.
  • All paper, plastic, glass and metal are recycled in accordance with township regulations.
  • Guest rooms are individually cooled, therefore eliminating the need to cool rooms that are not in use.
  • High-efficiency natural gas boiler system provides heat and hot water.
  • Ask guests to partner with us in our green efforts by re-using towels and sheets.
  • Cistern water, collected by downspouts off the roof, is used to water outdoor plants, wash cars and other uses that don’t require potable water.We also recently istalled a rain barrel to collect runoff water not going into the cistern.
  • Cloth napkins are used at the breakfast table.

 

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