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The future of our world is in our hands

We are passionate about minimising our impact on the environment and we encourage our guests to help us have a lighter touch on our planet. Collaborating with ethical organisations, local businesses and guests, we try to make Casal dei Fichi as green as possible.

We hope you will share our passion on environmental sustainability,  please explore our four commitments  below.

Power

  • Our solar panels heat the water for the house and keep the swimming pool warm
  • We have free charging points for those guests with electric cars
  • Our electricity is provided from renewable sources on a green tariff
  • We drive an electric car ourselves and love it!
  • Our movement sensors optimise power consumption with our lights
  • All our radiators have thermostats to avoid wasting power
  • We buy appliances with a high energy rating to lower our power use
  • We don’t have air conditioning but we use air flow management and Vellux windows to keep cool in the summer
  • Our light bulbs are all LED to limit our power use

Consumables

  • We use Splosh cleaning products which have refillable bottles, so no single use plastic
  • We gift a Jerry metal bottle to our guests to encourage less reliance on plastic water bottles. Jerry’s profits fund clean water projects around the world
  • We provide filtered water for our guests to encourage less bottled water purchases
  • We dug a well and collect our rainwater to irrigate the garden
  • Of course we recycle everything we can
  • Reusable shopping bags provided for our guests, making shopping less dependent on plastic bags
  • Our septics tank release nutrients back into the ground
  • We compost everything we can to keep our soil healthy and rich in nutrients

Environment

  • Swimming pool ozone system which cleans and disinfects with minimal use of chlorine
  • We use toilet paper from Who gives a Crap made from recycled paper and their profits go to build toilets in developing countries
  • Our default search engine is Ecosia this finances tree planting around the world
  • Our Seedball gift to guests encourages the planting of wild flowers to support the bee population
  • Our extensive on-site tree planting helps gobble up carbon
  • We use FSC® paper for our printed materials
  • We provide re-fillable demi-johns to guests encouraging them to top up their wine on tap at the local vineyard
  • We source our wood locally for our fireplaces

Environment

  • Swimming pool ozone system which cleans and disinfects with minimal use of chlorine
  • We use toilet paper from Who gives a Crap made from recycled paper and their profits go to build toilets in developing countries
  • Our default search engine is Ecosia this finances tree planting around the world
  • Our organic veggie plot and orchard mean no food miles for us and our guests
  • Our Seedball gift to guests encourages the planting of wild flowers to support the bee population
  • Our extensive on-site tree planting helps gobble up carbon
  • We use FSC® paper for our printed materials
  • We provide re-fillable demi-johns to guests encouraging them to top up their wine on tap at the local vineyard
  • We source our wood locally for our fireplaces

Community

  • We help guests to calculate their holiday carbon footprint and give them a solution to offset this by planting trees
  • We choose to work with ethical businesses that also give back to their community