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Sustainability

The Shire Woodstock has been designated a Green Hotel by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center. We are proud to have adopted a strong environmental policy intended to reduce our impact on the environment.

The Shire Woodstock has a systematic plan in place to reduce our impact on the environment including:

• 135 Photovoltaic panels generating over 42,000 kilowatt hours annually
• Solar hot water generating system that generates over 32000 BTUs of heating capacity annually
• Rain water collection barrels conserving fresh water that is used to irrigate our gardens
• Comprehensive recycling program
• Property-wide water and energy conservation strategies
• Policy on purchasing products with the highest post-consumer content levels
• Eco-friendly cleaning products
• Property-wide single-stream recycling
• Composting tons of yard and landscaping waste annually
• Towel re-use program
• Incentivized participation for team members in civic activities with a focus on green projects and local ecology