Buttonwood Beach RV Resort
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170 Buttonwood Beach Rd
Earleville, MD 21919
Eastern Shore
410-275-2108
www.buttonwoodbeach.com
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Buttonwood Beach is actively looking for ways to reduce our impact to create a longer, more enjoyable world.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
Waste Reduction
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property waste
bulletTrack overall waste bills and established baseline data for quantity of wastes produced
bulletSet a numeric goal of overall waste reduction
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletUse high-efficiency hand-dryers
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
bulletPurchase recycled paper with a high percentage recycled content
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
bulletUse recycled content paper for copies / printed materials
bulletRemove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible
bulletReuse scrap paper for notes
bulletReuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.)
bulletOffer Leave No Trace tips and green travel education to guests
bulletPromote other green attractions, activities and Maryland Green Travel facilities
Retail
bulletSell environmentally friendly products
bulletSell sustainable, organic or local products
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing and vehicles
bulletUse less toxic materials
bulletUse integrated pest management - IPM
bulletMinimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers in landscaping
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bulletWe have implemented a one cycle recycling 20 yard container from Waste Management and encourage our patrons to use it, instead of throwing everything into the trash.
Recycling
Currently we offer a recycling option located at our dumpster area. We are looking into providing small recycling receptacles throughout the park to encourage those not at home to recycle everywhere.
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletCardboard
bulletGlass
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPlastic
bulletWe utilize Waste Managements one cycle system, with a 20 yard dumpster.
Water Conservation
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property water usage
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletaerators on faucets (0.5 gpm or less for lavatory and 2.2 gpm or less for kitchen faucets)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletminimizes lawn areas
bulletlandscaping using BayScapes techniques
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
Energy Efficiency
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property energy usage
bulletTrack overall energy bills and establish baseline energy usage
bulletHave had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities
bulletHave an energy management system in place to track and meter energy usage
Lighting:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletUse of directional, downward-facing, lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
bulletUse high efficiency fluorescent ballasts and lamps - T-5's & T-8's
Heating and Cooling
bulletHave a high efficiency heating and air-conditioning HVAC system
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
For guests:
bulletEncourage energy efficient vehicle usage
bulletProvide electric golf cart hookup
Measurable Results
In 2012, the Buttonwood Beach RV Resort recycled 160 yards of recyclable material, which generally translates to 16,000 pounds.