Both bathrooms we constructed at the zipline property use only solar power and catchment water. We do not incorporate water in any of our landscape as it is typically not needed.
This part could use some help as we do not offer any alternative to sun and insect protection etc. We do treat all wastewater in an aerobic septic system.
We determined that the coatings on suppressed noise cables would do more harm to the environment by flaking off under use. This would not be a net benefit. All other noise is appropriate and minimized allowing the natural sounds to be enjoyed by our guests at all times. Vehicle speeds are kept to a minimum by speed limit signs on the property, and work requiring power tools is not performed in area where guests are while guests are on property.
Our vehicle and tours are operated at capacity whenever possible. We maintain all of our small engine equipment according to manufacturer guidelines, and prohibit fires of any kind on the property.
There are several signs on location discussing various topics of interpretation.
We have followed the reduce, reuse and recycle system since 2004. We use only real plates and silverware on tours with meals rather than paper plates and plastic forks. Our employees use water bottles rather than bottled water and our guests are encouraged to buy a refillable bottle rather than using bottled water. Each location has a recycling program in place and natural area are always kept clean with strict pack-in/pack-out policy.
However, we did design our storefront to take advantage of ocean breezes to replace air conditioning. We retrofitted with LED lightbulbs. We installed clear sections of roofing at the zipline to allow for more natural light and use only solar power.
Yes, our vehicles do achieve more than 150 pmpg and are regularly serviced and maintained.