By: Jessica Grega
This Sunday, March 22 is World Water Day. Auberge du Soleil, a Relais & Chateaux property in the Napa Valley, takes a multi-faceted approach towards conservation. At Auberge du Soleil we manage our own water company which provides water to the facility while also supplying residents on Rutherford Hill Road. We divert 50% of our waste from the landfill and have implemented a food scrap composting program. Auberge is proud to be a WHOLE WORLD Water member. We believe in supporting local sustainability initiatives including The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Local Food Advisory Council, and the Land Trust of Napa County.
Auberge du Soleil believes in fostering a sustainable Napa Valley through mentorship programs. We encourage and reward employee involvement within our community. Auberge du Soleil is taking proactive steps to reduce our carbon output, while helping mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
The WHOLE WORLD Water campaign coincides with our own mission to achieve balance between the luxury elements of our property with our impact on the environment. Every traveler can be a part of the solution to the world water crisis, with the added benefit that our participation with WHOLE WORLD Water is good for business while being good for the earth. We are in a unique position to be the first industry ever to unite, address a global issue, and actually eradicate it.
Today, nearly ONE BILLION PEOPLE do not have access to clean and safe water. Ask yourself the question, how far do you have to walk to fill a glass of water? As I write this, I can get a glass of water from multiple safe sources, select my level of filtration, or whether I prefer bubbles or not- the ease of which is a luxury too often taken for granted.
Bottling our well water on-site reduces carbon emissions by eliminating the transportation of water from around the world, plus the WHOLE WORLD water bottle is not only unique, but re-usable. The elegant design fits in seamlessly at Auberge du Soleil.
Thus far the program has been a tremendous success with our patrons. An unforeseen bonus of implementing the Vivreau filtration system and becoming a member of WHOLE WORLD Water, the water tastes great and our associates are choosing to drink water rather than soda!
Investing in programs like WHOLE WORLD Water allows us to give back to those who support Auberge du Soleil. Over the years we have tended vital partnerships that allow us to communicate our stewardship message, effect positive environmental change, and raise the awareness of our guests and colleagues.
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